The 46-year-old had an unremarkable playing career as a defender but has gained increasing respect and admiration for the job he has done at the helm at Turf Moor, only his second managerial gig after spending two years with Watford.
After guiding Burnley back to the Premier League in 2016, Dyche steered the Clarets away from danger of relegation back to the Championship last season, mostly on the back of their impressive home form.
Both The Telegraph and MailOnline are speculating that the Kettering-born boss is high on the list of potential replacements for Koeman who was dismissed today after a sequence of poor results that left Everton in the bottom three of the Premier League.
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1 Posted 23/10/2017 at 16:48:36
2 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:03:55
3 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:06:03
I can see us having Unsy as a caretaker or temp manager for a while.
its very tricky now the season has started , managers who are doing well wont jump ship.
4 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:06:45
5 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:09:25
We've got an odd mix of unbalanced players who don't fit very well together. In short we are far less than the sum of our parts.
We need a man manager in who isn't going to hit the ground running and have us playing like Barca by Christmas. We need someone to come in and find a playing style that knocks the mishmash of players we have now into an effective unit.
Once thats done then maybe we can look at nicking Mourinho from Utd or someone of suitable stature for where we believe we should be.
Now's the time for a hard grafting man manager to come in and make something of the mess. Rhino might have the local nouse and some respect inside the club, but, he doesnt have the Prem experience. Someone like Dyche maybe with Rhino as assistant might just be what we need right now if not what we might want.
6 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:11:56
7 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:13:57
8 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:14:52
9 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:16:04
10 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:18:45
11 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:22:52
Dyche is a top manager with an understanding how to get players playing. Alongside Unsy they could be formidable
Wagner and Silva have been mentioned but their teams ship goals do they remind us of anyone from our recent past.
Interesting times and tough decision for the new gaffer
12 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:25:48
Probably wouldn't be my first choice. But a damn sight better than some of the talk of Moyes or Allardyce.
13 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:26:47
14 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:32:03
Unsworth for me until the end of the season and if he does well give him the job, if he's not up to it target De Boer, Silva or Tuchel.
15 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:33:20
I'm sure who is right, though.
16 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:39:21
Gullible or what!
17 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:49:58
18 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:52:00
For that reason I would prefer Silva as I think he could be a potential Pochettino for us. Dyche is a good manager, but is he capable of a more expansive and pleasing style of football? Burnley are awful to watch if efficient.
19 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:05:03
2nd Choice, Rafa Benitez, but I think he would not come.
3rd choice? Sean Dyche; solid achievement on a shoestring: Just like Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen!
20 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:08:43
21 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:11:33
He then went to Burnley, who were favourites to be relegated to league one, and promptly brought them into the premier league. After one season they went down, but not for long, and they are now doing well in the Top league.
His team stayed up because they made Turf Moor, a fortress, winning loads of games in the last ten minutes, but they couldnt win away from home. Its the opposite at the minute but having now played all of last seasons Top 4 away from home, it took a very debatable penalty at City, for them to lose their first game, against any of these teams.
He started his career at Forest, under Brian Clough, and like Martin ONeill, seems to have learned a lot in how to set up a team very competitively from one of the greatest English managers of our time?
Dyche never made it at Forest, but carved out a decent career in the lower leagues where he has obviously learned to scrap. Once a midfielder, he broke his leg whilst an apprentice, and went on the weights, which bulked him up and probably turned him into a centre half.
Is he good enough for Everton? Who knows, but hes done a very good job since becoming a manager, and his biggest strength seems to be the total opposite of where Everton are right now. It looks like people enjoy playing for him, which is definately half the battle, but Im sure his family still live in the midlands, so maybe he might just end up at Leicester City?
Id Give it to Unsworth, and bring Stubbs back to help him. True Blues, and men who know the club inside out, but Dyche, might not be the worst appointment, simply because his teams are very well drilled, and always keep the game simple?
22 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:19:00
Go for someone like Ancellotti, Tuchel, Mancini, Rafa
23 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:20:40
Moshiri probably had to dig deep to pay off Koeman so he may not want to dig deep again to prise someone from another club just yet and have to pay big compensation.
On the other hand Everton may go for someone of proven quality immediately to arrest this slide.
I like what Dyche has done for Burnley and have been impressed with him this season and even the Watford manager who has a decent team of no-names playing some good stuff.
24 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:33:11
Unsworth is intriguing. I'm not into the sentimental 'one of us' stuff. I love the fact that when his players cone into the team they have an energetic, positive attitude and they are winners desperate for more. Does he think hes ready for this? I'm haunted by the consequences of us 'persuading' a reluctant Colin Harvey to take the job.
I like Dyche. Gets the best out of players. Doing a great job at Burnley. Didn't whinge when they went down on a low budget and took them back up again. Like the fact that he could get the best out of a character like Barton.
Silva is interesting. Transformed Hull, another month he'd have kept them up. Good start at Watford. Done a good job at two basket case clubs so might fit in here!
Question for all three is can they do it with better players in a more demanding environment?
Ancelotti is tried and tested at top level. Would be interesting with Unsworth under him. Will he come? Would he have the stomach for the job?
Tuchel? Don't know enough about him. The new Klopp at a time when Klopp is getting well and truly found out?
Big Sam? Only if we're in the bottom three at Christmas. We won't be. So that's a no.
Big decision. I'll support whoever we get. But if they even think about Moyes
25 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:35:44
He wins though and that seems to be something we've lacked since the eighties is a winning mentalilty.
26 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:43:50
That man is Manuel Pellegrini (51% career win rate at his various clubs and nearly 60% in the English league)
He is currently at a Chinese club but I'm sure Moshiri could make the move happen.
Other options include Blanc or Tuchel but both are untested in England.
Ancelotti would be great also but I fear there is know way he'll ever join a club like us!
27 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:48:42
There are enough league games and a transfer window for someone to bed down a style of play, stabilize and get meaningful playing time for the younger players in the side.
Appointing someone pragmatic might smack of limited ambition, which the club have form for. Safe is not what I want, we need a manager than can handle the bigger players in the side, and play good football.
The biggest issue is scoring, I want to see three up front in the short term to mitigate the lack of a centre forward. January is there to get three players in essential to the side. The players we have are not suited to defensive, don't get beat football.
Consolidation will just see us limp out of both the Europa and League cup.
I do feel will look at a safer option following two foreign appointments, we need to be brave and appoint someone places the emphasis on forward play.
28 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:57:29
29 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:58:56
Rafa all day, ahead of Burnleys ok chap
30 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:03:03
If such were possible, that wouldn't be a bad call by any stretch.
31 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:03:40
32 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:07:29
33 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:14:37
34 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:27:27
35 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:31:36
36 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:32:26
We cannot afford to make a quick long term appointment and get it wrong. We are in deep trouble with the most unbalanced squad we have had since the 1990s despite spending well over £200m during Koeman's disastrous tenure. While it is entertaining to bandy around the names of fantasy managers such as Ancelotti it is unrealistic to expect any of the 'super managers' to take up the reins at a club in the relegation zone. They don't need the salary while we don't need anyone with big thoughts about their latest 'project'. What we do need is someone to attend immediately to the basics, stabilise the team, sort out the defence and eke out a couple of results.
Another challenge facing the Board is what to do about the overall structure with the Director of Football model clearly failing to work effectively in the 18 months since its adoption. Where the blame for that lies is open to speculation but its operation needs to be reviewed before a long term appointment is made.
37 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:47:54
How do you compare a serial winner like anceloti with tunchel whos Dortmund team scored bucket loads of goals with dyche and silva who have been operating at the lower end of the premier league. Utd tried to bring in a manager who had a good record in a mid table team and that didnt work. I think we need a proven winner to compete with guadiola mourinho etc to show some ambition. Unfortunately the premier league isnt somewhere to ear your stripes now it is a place where finished articles go.
And unsy for all the good the u23s have done has no record at all. It is comparable to managing Sutton Utd or any non league team.
38 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:47:58
The DoF position is one I think a modern football club need. I believe Everton need to stick with that set up.
I think the bigger mistake than appointing Koeman who agreed to that set up and had worked in it at previous clubs was hiring Walsh.
Linked with Monchi and others, we did not go hard enough to appoint an experienced high profile DoF.
That role should be media facing, help shape the profile of the club as well as a constant conveyor belt of transfers to help the churn of the squad, regardless of coach.
It would in some way minimise the influence of the chief executive, a very good thing based on the current incumbent.
The club needs to be competitive on all levels and Walsh has neither the reputation or flair to do this role.
39 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:54:14
Since then the high profile manager has done a great job of creating a squad of unbalanced players, unhappy players and underperforming players and then got fired, while Unsworth quietly won a league he was competing with far more expensively assembled teams in; and made many of those he has coached in that time better.
Please let's not make the same mistake again. We have a gem in our building who wants the job. Give it to him.
40 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:59:42
41 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:06:40
42 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:16:21
43 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:27:22
Theyre proven winners, managers whove won something big before. Thats what we need Im afraid.
44 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:31:28
On the subject of Dyche who is an admirable bloke, I can't help feeling that if he played the brand of football that he's overseen at Burnley, he'd be derided straight away for dourness and negativity. He knows how to win manages with minimum percentage possession (the exact opposite of the deluded one) but can he put together a more expansive side, the likes of which we all crave for at Everton? Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking Dyche - he has done a fantastic job at Burnley establishing them back in the top flight but I suspect that the expectation levels at Turf Moor are far lower than ours - for the time being at least.
45 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:42:18
Ask yourself this, would Man City, Man U, Chelsea, Spurs or Arsenal appoint their next manager if they had a premier league relegation on their CV?
We need to think big and act big if we want to try and compete at the top end of the league. We need an appointment for the longer term not just this season.
46 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:48:19
47 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:01:46
With so many fingers in the pie it is little wonder we have ended up with a squad in such a chaotic state. That chaos was partly created by the failure to think through the sales of players. So why sell Tom Cleverley, a player with undoubted limitations, only to replace him with an inferior talent in Klaassen for almost three times the cost? Why let Gareth Barry go when it was already plain the duo of Gueye and Schneiderlin was not working? Above all why let Lukaku leave before nailing down a replacement? Who made these decisions? We certainly cannot afford to repeat these mistakes going forward. There must be a clear division of responsibilities and decision making in terms of our transfer activity.
48 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:05:56
49 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:07:50
50 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:18:09
The only half decent buys Koeman made is Pickford and Vlasic might do ok. The rest can go tomorrow for all I care. .Bolasie, Schneiderlin, Gaye,Klassen,Keane,Sandro,
All shite all Koeman players.We wouldn't get £20 million for them as a job lot.
51 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:21:13
52 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:29:50
That is the crux, bringing a relatively unknown person in this role with a zero reputation meant a personality as big as Koeman would always steam roller the lesser respected Walsh.
That clear division was never set out and as such the debate on these pages has gone on who really is accountable.
If we found a respected DoF with a track record Id appoint him immediately and demote walsh to chief scout. The ability to stand up to the coach is paramount.
As many say until the board and the immediate reports are sorted the club will remain rudderless.
Remove Kenwright, so Moshiri can stop using him as a shield. Reform the board, relieving Elstone of his job. Appointed to save money, & pinch pennies the fella is not forward looking enough for Everton.
Time to revamp upstairs and become lean at board level so we know whos in charge and there can be no hiding.
53 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:41:37
Whilst the Kenwrights have nil interest in Everton winning anything, they do want to avoid relegation. They won't take any risks in their new appointment. Which is why it will probably be Big Sam.
54 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:42:19
55 Posted 23/10/2017 at 22:26:13
56 Posted 23/10/2017 at 22:49:55
57 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:06:16
Dyche No Leave Burnley ;)
58 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:23:15
59 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:36:39
Persuading Barkley to stay would certain make a good first impression also. If we are contemplating the likes of Dyche and big Sam we might as well try Unsworth instead.
60 Posted 24/10/2017 at 00:37:22
Maybe they have known for some time that Koeman had one foot out the exit door, and the other on a bar of soap, and have already done a bit of groundwork.
The only thing that makes me doubt the last bit, is that you can hardly have a good fart in the Boardroom these days, without the Press informing all and sundry, of a wind of change.
As with player's, there are no guarantees, that they will take to the job like a duck to water. Also, the chances of getting a manager who can understand the DNA of our beloved Club and all that entails, is a shot in the dark too.
Then there is the question of the candidate being in employment, there is the negotiation/compensation issue.
If the candidate is available and unattached, it beggars the question, why is he not in employment if he is good enough?
Getting back to the candidate in employment, if he is that eager to jump ship midstream, who says that if Barca or Real etc, come calling, he would show his true allegiance, or follow his previous trait?
Let's face it, had Barca been daft enough to woo Koeman away, assuming that he had been more successful, he made no secret that would be his dream job, or was that another Koeman con, to make the Board think this guy is destined for bigger things?
All in all, there is a lot of research to be done by the Board, to make sure the next Manager be right for the Club, the fans, play attractive football, and hopefully start winning things again.
Not too tall an order, an almost impossible one!
Let's just hope it will work out in the end, and we get back to being a force in the Prem, and hopefully a force in Europe too, simples.
61 Posted 24/10/2017 at 01:02:39
Now granted, I'm a fan of Tuchel, but not because he's foreign, exotic sounding and because he's not English must be the real deal. That seems to be the main argument against Dyche. He turned us over at home a couple of weeks back with a supposedly inferior squad. If he can get us punching above our weight, nay at our own weight even with the players we have, then what is there not to love?
I know the argument goes that you have to have a big name manager to get the big name players, well that hasn't happened so far. People seem to forget that living near London and being perennial Champions League qualifiers has more of an attraction to potential signings than the fact your manager was part of a Euro winning side back in 80s blah blah blah. Just don't write a guy off because he's not some up and coming continental hot shot.
62 Posted 24/10/2017 at 01:05:37
What has Dyche done to be compared with the likes of Allerdyce?
Get Dyche in now and stop tw**ting about with fancy dans who don't understand the EPL never mind Everton.
Dyche knows how to put a round peg into a round hole and play to a system and plan which players can easily understand
Next stop is to get rid of the players who consider themselves above the club. Start with Rooney.
63 Posted 24/10/2017 at 01:20:26
64 Posted 24/10/2017 at 01:38:13
What has Rooney done that says he thinks he is above the club or act like that? He got us 4 points so far, half of our total point so far.
I bet he would be an important player in the next manager's plan, maybe only an impact sub.
65 Posted 24/10/2017 at 02:45:36
Sean Dyce not the right style of play for me long term. I think he's done a fantastic job at Burnley but for Everton there are different requirements.
Tuchnel sounds like another Koeman character
Unsworth no way would he hire him unless he was already here. I hope he does well though, it would make a fantastic fairy tale story if he were to be successful and keep the job full time and win things (but on the balance of probability this is unlikely, if he want to manage a senior club he needs to move on to a smaller club first).
Giggs apparently is interested according to some red tops!! Why this should be news worth reporting I don't know.
Phil Scholari's contract is up at China Evergrande having just won the league 7 times in a row. He's 68 so perhaps a good caretaker!
66 Posted 24/10/2017 at 10:07:38
Summed it up perfectly. Agree with every sentiment expressed.
67 Posted 24/10/2017 at 12:32:13
My reservation, albeit a diminished one, is his football. Can Dyche change to be able to coach an attacking team. Does he know how to coach a team to play in a way other than backs to the wall? The "experts" think so. I would be interested to know how Burnley play and set up in the game when they are against a smaller team, ie the cup. I didn't have enough time to get that far, but I did like what I read. He also does come across as a student of the game, I was worried that he seemed like a young Big Sam, but it seems not to be the case.
It's still Silva for me, though.
68 Posted 25/10/2017 at 03:58:12
And on Rafa... fuck right off!! They have flags with his face on, still sing his name and we are a small club. Seriously, wtf. How about Phil Thompson or Donald Trump? He could build a wall around Stanley Park to keep them out... the fat Spanish waiter included. Is it April Fools day?
69 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:15:24
70 Posted 27/10/2017 at 10:55:28
71 Posted 29/10/2017 at 23:21:06
72 Posted 30/10/2017 at 12:21:50
'it'd be a blow to lose him' is the quote from a Burnley player. Not a particularly great comment. May as well have added '...but we'll survive'.
The club needs a big name manager to attract the right players. Unsworth and Dyche are unlikely to do that.
73 Posted 31/10/2017 at 07:42:04
Jesus wept! Get your collective head out of your fundament. Our priority is survival in this division. The "team" is probably the worst I have seen in well over sixty years. If Dyche or Sam or Gary feckin Megson can settle this ship then bring em in.
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