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Dyche emerges as early candidate to replace Koeman

| Monday, 23 October 2017  73 Comments  [Jump to last]
Burnley manager Sean Dyche is being trumpeted by some media outlets as a leading candidate for the Everton job in the wake of Ronald Koeman's sacking.

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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Daniel Lim
1 Posted 23/10/2017 at 16:48:36
Oh no.
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:03:55
Oh no indeed
Tony Everan
3 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:06:03
no thanks , other managers are a better bet Wagner , Silva .

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.

Phil Davies
4 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:06:45
The English Moyes? nah i'm all right.
Steve Jones
5 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:09:25
Maybe, before everyone goes nuts about wonderful flair and trophy laden managers and how them leading Sporting Bayern Milan to 58 titles means they are good enough for Everton, we should remember why we've just booted a supposed European great out of the door?.

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.

Steve Jones
6 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:11:56
Edit #5: We don't need a manager who expects us to be playing like Barca you get the idea
Jackie Barry
7 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:13:57
I might be ok with Dyche, I think he will get the team organized. My favorite would have to be Tuchel.
John McGimpsey
8 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:14:52
Would work for me, seems to have a good man management skill.
Jackie Barry
9 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:16:04
Also I can’t see Unsworth there for long, unless he is given the job. If this were January we’d be fighting relegation, however this season still has opportunities and there is a transfer window in January where we will be spending money.
Pat Kelly
10 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:18:45
Forget about winning anything for the foreseeable. What we need is someone to save us from relegation this season, even if it's a short term fixer. After that we can start to look to the future.
Mike Berry
11 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:22:52
Have we not learned that some of these foreign chaps are no better than our home grown.
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
Robin Cannon
12 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:25:48
Yeah, I don't know what Wagner or Silva have done to be considered "a better bet" than Dyche. He's done an excellent job at Burnley over several years.

Probably wouldn't be my first choice. But a damn sight better than some of the talk of Moyes or Allardyce.

Tony Rio
13 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:26:47
No no no to Sean I'm afraid. If we're fishing in that pond I'd sooner go for alladyce. Silva is interesting but a risk. The safest and best option out there is benitez. I'm sure most would get over his previous association but imagine the pain and ridicule if he flops. Agent rafa and all that! But imagine if he's a success!! Just imagine!! We'll dine out for years on the kopite with that one... I'm going for a lie down
Richard Reeves
14 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:32:03
No! Good but no way near good enough. Overachieving at the moment but this is his best season to date and his football is not clever enough.

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.
Jay Woods
15 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:33:20
No, not right for us.

I'm sure who is right, though.

Brian Williams
16 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:39:21
Classis on Sky Sports News. Jim White speaking to Carragher about Giggs becoming our next manager as Carragher had tweeted earlier that he would be a good shout. White looked embarassed when Carragher burst out laughing and told him "that was a windup Jim."
Gullible or what!
Steve Ferns
17 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:49:58
Good job he said it was a windup otherwise Jim White might have told moshiri .
James Stewart
18 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:52:00
@10 Silva won the league in Portugal and has played European football. Dyche while proven domestically doesn't really have any European pedigree.

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.

Nicholas Ryan
19 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:05:03
I simply cannot understand all the negativity about Sean Dyche. My 1st choice would be Marco Silva, and I think he would come; [there was no sentiment in his ditching of Hull].
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!
Dennis Ng
20 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:08:43
Nicholas, good shout for Dyche. I've not seen him on a variety of players that we have so I'm leaning no just cause he's less "attack minded". I could be wrong since Burnley isn't a team with the budget or players we have.
Tony Abrahams
21 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:11:33
Dyche did a decent job at Watford, and he was very unlucky to be sacked, because they wanted a higher profile foreign manager, in Gianfanco Zola, who did a much worse job.

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 couldn’t win away from home. It’s 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 O’Neill, 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 he’s 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 I’m sure his family still live in the midlands, so maybe he might just end up at Leicester City?

I’d 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?

Ron Marr
22 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:19:00
Yep Silva does remind one of someone else, attacking flair, team relegated. Dyche? Talking about setting the bar low . it’s effing subterranean.

Go for someone like Ancellotti, Tuchel, Mancini, Rafa

Tom Bowers
23 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:20:40
So the speculation starts. There are some good mentions but some may not be available just yet.
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.
Paul Tran
24 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:33:11
I'm torn on this.

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

Phil Davies
25 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:35:44
I really want Marco silva, my only worry would be he never seems to spend any length of time at a club, 3 years at estoril (gaining promotion, finishing 5th then 4th), 1 year at sporting lisbon (winning the portuguese cup), 1 year at olympiacos (won the league title with 6 games remaining and went on a 17 match winning streak), 6 months at hull, and if he was to now leave for us, it would be 4 months at Watford.

He wins though and that seems to be something we've lacked since the eighties is a winning mentalilty.

Paul Ellam
26 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:43:50
Not been mentioned so far on here but I would go for a manager who knows the Premier League, knows how to win games in the Premier League and would love to be back in it.
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!
John Pierce
27 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:48:42
I think as we have a season that can be salvaged, albeit with the Europa league hanging by a thread and a tricky League cup time we should look to appoint with positive intent.

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.

Colin Glassar
28 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:57:29
Ancellotti has hinted (according to some crab website) that he’d be interested in the Everton job on one condition, that Paul Clement leaves Swansea and joins him at Goodison. Let’s hope Swansea give him the boot then but I won’t be holding my breath.
Anthony Flack
29 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:58:56
Please no

Rafa all day, ahead of Burnley’s ok chap

Paul Hay
30 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:03:03

If such were possible, that wouldn't be a bad call by any stretch.
Breathe deep!

Ron Marr
31 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:03:40
Ancellotti and Clement combination, that’s more like it. Enough of this Dyche, douche and Silva mediocrity
Colin Glassar
32 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:07:29
I know Clement was with him at Madrid, PSG and Munich but was he with him at Chelsea? If so, that would make him a cuadruple title winning coach. Pretty impressive cv.
Oliver Brunel
33 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:14:37
Im hearing rumours about Marco Silva + Unsworth
John Pierce
34 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:27:27
Colun, Clement certainly knew how to handle Sigurdsson better.
Oliver Brunel
35 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:31:36
Ancelotti and Clement? do they get on though not sure...
John Raftery
36 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:32:26
The stigma of relegation hangs around the necks of Silva, Dyche and will probably will do so around the neck of Eddie Howe by the end of this season. In the short term I would appoint Unsworth who is familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of the younger players and has demonstrated he knows how to get a team in shape and playing decent football. In the meantime Moshiri can take the time to assess all the possible candidates which may of course include Unsworth.

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.

Chris Watts
37 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:47:54
Looks like we’re all divided here and for good reason. No one knows whether we’ve got the makings of a good squad which could go up the table with a more tactically astute and stacking manager or whether we’ve bought a load of duds and need a complete clear out

How do you compare a serial winner like anceloti with tunchel who’s 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 didn’t work. I think we need a proven winner to compete with guadiola mourinho etc to show some ambition. Unfortunately the premier league isn’t 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.

John Pierce
38 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:47:58
John, 36.

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.

Alasdair Mackay
39 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:54:14
I wanted Unsworth before Koeman got appointed and I got shouted down by most.

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.

Paul Thompson
40 Posted 23/10/2017 at 19:59:42
I doubt whether Silva would move on so quickly from Watford. And some of the other names are probably pie in the sky. Dyche has done really well at Burnley on a tiny budget (including getting £25m from us for Keane!). He wouldn't be my first choice, but of the available UK born bosses, he would be the best option.
Andrew Ellams
41 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:06:40
I can't help feeling Unsworth would do better for the club in his current role rather than no.2 for the 1st team. Dyche has been my first choice for a while now, I think hi style would get the best out of our players, especially Davies,Vlasic and Gueye but I must admit I did think earlier today that Ancelotti and Clement could work.
Robin Cannon
42 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:16:21
@Andrew (41) - But I'd assume that Unsworth has some personal ambition, too. If we brought in another manager and first team coaching team, and he stayed with the U-23s, there's presumably a risk that he thinks he's got a glass ceiling at the club.
Lewis Barclay
43 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:27:22
Look at every manager that’s won the EPL.
They’re proven winners, managers who’ve won something big before. That’s what we need I’m afraid.
Ray Robinson
44 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:31:28
Robin #42, I think he'd accept that he's just learning his trade. I've no doubt he'll manage us one day but I think he may have to move to a lesser club first to earn his stripes. He certainly has many great attributes but no high level experience as yet.

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.

Chris Leyland
45 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:42:18
Have we not learnt anything from getting a manager who got a club relegated from the Premier League?

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.

Rick Pattinson
46 Posted 23/10/2017 at 20:48:19
Doesn't klinsmann need a job???. What do you lot think?
John Raftery
47 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:01:46
John (38) I do agree the DOF role is essential in the modern game but for whatever reason Koeman and Walsh failed to make it work in the way the club would have wished. Some of the signings (Schneiderlin, Martina, Klaassen, Sigudsson) obviously have been made at the manager's behest while he was very happy to sanction the signing of Rooney at a very early stage. Walsh claimed credit for the signing of Gueye but it is unclear who was responsible for recommending the likes of Williams, Keane, Lookman and Pickford. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was recommended by Unsworth having been on his radar from the age of 16.

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.

Will Mabon
48 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:05:56
I wonder if the players "Attracted" to the club by the big name of Koeman will now want to leave?
Brian Williams
49 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:07:50
I hope so Will!
Tony Marsh
50 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:18:09
Will @ 48
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.
Oliver Brunel
51 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:21:13
Tony I agree with you in the main but disagree about Gueye although his form has dropped.I think Keane would be better in a well drilled defence.
John Pierce
52 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:29:50
John, the division of responsibilities is key, agree completely.

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 I’d 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.

Jonathan Tasker
53 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:41:37
Today's sacking was no surprise. Koeman and Moshiri only have one concern - enriching themselves. They took the view that they could lose a fortune if , as looked increasingly likely, the club got relegated.

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.
Phil Sammon
54 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:42:19
I think my fear for Unsworth is that he's too nice a bloke. He coaches the younger arms by putting an arm around them and by being a bit of an older brother. I'm not sure how that works with senior international players. I'm not saying he can't do's just a big step up and I'd hate to see him slip.
James Morgan
55 Posted 23/10/2017 at 22:26:13
Why do people shout Dyche down? Ah that’s right, because he’s English. But Wagner and Silva will do, yeah nice fancy foreign managers that sound sexy. Sean Dyche may have been relegated with a poor Burnley side a few years ago, but what did he do then? Bring them back up. Then what? Learned from past mistakes and kept them up. Struggled to get a point away from home last season, but this season has won at Chelsea, Everton and drawn at Spurs and Liverpool. This is a manager that has been learning and improving as he goes along. He gets them fighting and playing to their strengths and would instantly have a better crop of players if he came to us. Let’s give English managers a chance, ones that know the league and move forward. Can’t be any worse than the dross served up so far!
David Israel
56 Posted 23/10/2017 at 22:49:55
James #18, Silva has not won the league in Portugal, but in Greece, with the perennial champions Olympiakos. He won the cup in Portugal, with Sporting Lisbon, and had had a good season with them, but was let go by a shambolic chairman, who, among other things, sacked him for not wearing the club's suit for some match or other . :-)
Mark Press
57 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:06:16
Everyone's talking as if Dyche's already jumping to go to Goodison.

Dyche No Leave Burnley ;)

Nicholas Ryan
58 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:23:15
James Morgan (#55), you make the very good point, that Sean Dyche has made plenty of mistakes; but he learns from those mistakes; therefore, he is a better manager, each season, than he was, the last.
Tony Twist
59 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:36:39
I just don't think that Dyche has the experience to get us out of this mess. He is just flavour of the month at the moment. It needs to be someone like Benitez who has the presence to influence the experienced players and also be able to convince the up and comers that there is a bright future for the club.

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.

Derek Knox
60 Posted 24/10/2017 at 00:37:22
Like I mentioned on the Tuchel thread, the Board has to get this right this time around.

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.

Mark Wynne
61 Posted 24/10/2017 at 01:02:39
As James said, I think it's anti-English (domestic) bias. I haven't got my mind made up, but there was a guy on the radio today saying Dyche would be another Mike Walker and what we needed was “proven European pedigree” in the shape of Tommy Tuchel.

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.

Tony Mace
62 Posted 24/10/2017 at 01:05:37
Tony @ 59

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.

Eric Myles
63 Posted 24/10/2017 at 01:20:26
James (#18), I'm afraid we won't have to worry about Dyche's lack of European pedigree for a few seasons.
Daniel Lim
64 Posted 24/10/2017 at 01:38:13
Tony (#62),

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.

David Ellis
65 Posted 24/10/2017 at 02:45:36
Ian Howe?? – Not been relegated (yet) and I read somewhere that he was a born Evertonian (although never heard that before). I like him. But will the players respect him?

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!

Paul Hay
66 Posted 24/10/2017 at 10:07:38
John Pierce @ 52.

Summed it up perfectly. Agree with every sentiment expressed.

Steve Ferns
67 Posted 24/10/2017 at 12:32:13
I've actually softened my stance on Dyche. At first I was opposed to the guy, but there's enough backing from ex-pros and journos. I've watched a few of his press conferences last night to get a sense of what he's like, and he's a very jovial character, which I've never noticed before. Whilst he looks the hardman, he seems very approachable. This means he should build a good rapport with his players. The likes of Keane rave about him, for example. He's a good training ground coach, no doubt about it.

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.

David Pearl
68 Posted 25/10/2017 at 03:58:12
Can't believe the shouts for Dyke, Dyce or Dice. Non are good enough. I want a manager with a bit of style... and who plays football with style. What brand of football does he play? Anyone know? We need an identity. What players would he attract? I came here to play for Sean Dyche... not bloody likely.

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?

Soren Moyer
69 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:15:24
As a club with ambition, being linked with people like Dyche, Moyes, Howe, fat Sam, etc.., is a bit worrying.

Bill Gienapp
70 Posted 27/10/2017 at 10:55:28
I've always liked Sean Dyche. I'm confident he would come in and stabilize the ship - the real question is whether he could take us to the next level, long-term.
Kev Johnson
71 Posted 29/10/2017 at 23:21:06
Dave @ 68 very funny made me laugh with the wall.
Anthony Hawkins
72 Posted 30/10/2017 at 12:21:50
That Burnley are tipped to bring Moyes in to replace Dyche should tell you all you need to know about why he's not a good idea.

'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.

Alan McGuffog
73 Posted 31/10/2017 at 07:42:04
I'd go for Zidane or maybe, at a push, Guardiola. These guys must be anticipating a call from El Supremo, Boys Pen Billy. We are a massive club aren't we? I mean, we won a cup twenty two years ago admittedly the only trophy in 30 years. We play in a crumbling wooden stadium, we bring out a video to celebrate our getting a point at Anfield every 10 years.

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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