Sean Dyche — Much More Than A Survival Manager

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Sean Dyche has made a reputation for being a manager who is more than capable of getting his sides out of trouble at the bottom end of the Premier League table.

However, the new Everton boss has shown in the past he can do much more than that, which will give Toffees’ fans hope for what he can achieve at the club going forward.

Easing The Pressure Is The First Port Of Call

Before Everton can look ahead to more positive mid to long-term targets, the key will be to get away from the bottom three. Everton, who are 7/5 to avoid relegation in the Premiership betting, managed just three wins this season under Frank Lampard before his departure from Goodison Park in January. Premier League predictions for free will show the Toffees do have their work cut out to get themselves out of trouble, but the appointment of Dyche offers hope.

Dyche has already set about trying to boost morale and improve the team’s fitness as they enter the second half of the season, with his pre-season training sessions becoming legendary at Burnley, as covered by the Liverpool Echo. Home games were key to Everton’s survival last season and making Goodison a place opposition sides don’t want to go to again will be a priority. While Dyche lost his position at Burnley last season before the Clarets were relegated, the English tactician had made a name for himself as a manager who is calm amid the pressure of a bottom-three scrap. Safety is the priority for all concerned at Everton but if the club do manage to get some breathing distance between themselves and the bottom then there could well be interesting times ahead.

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Burnley's 2017/18 Season Can Give Toffees Hope

Looking back to the 2017/18 Premier League season and Dyche worked wonders to take a limited Burnley squad to a seventh-place finish in the table. Securing 14 league wins that season, the Clarets finished in seventh, with five points between them and eighth-place Everton. Making themselves tough to beat and making Turf Moor a tough place to go to, Burnley did the unthinkable to reach the Europa League qualification stage. Ultimately the Lancashire outfit would fall short of reaching the group stages, after being handed a tough draw against Greek giants Olympiacos in the playoff round, going down 4-2 on aggregate as reported by the BBC. However, there is much of what Dyche was able to achieve that season that will have caught the eye of the hierarchy at Goodison.

With all due respect to Burnley, Everton have a better squad than the Clarets that year and it will be a case of boosting confidence over the coming months and adapting to Dyche’s system. The new boss will expect nothing short of 100% commitment from his players and anyone who does not toe the line will shortly find themselves out of the first-team picture.

It was a troubling first half of this season but with Dyche’s experience in relegation battles, and ability to get the most out of the resources given, the new boss could be the man to bring happier times back to Goodison.

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Mike Allman
1 Posted 03/02/2023 at 05:54:26
Thanks for this ray of light Gary. I agree Sean Dyche may turn out to be just the manager we've been looking for. One who can get the best out of the players we have, be pragmatic, play to our strengths and be more direct. As Dean Marney says in this article, we have some of the best fans. With the players working hard and everyone pulling together we can get over the line with a bit of luck

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