Sean Dyche has officially been named Everton’s new manager.
The 51-year-old has committed to a two-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park, where his debut is set for this weekend’s match against Premier League leaders Arsenal.
The Toffees have lost nine Premier League games in a row, a desperate run that cost Frank Lampard his job last Monday and has left them one place off the bottom of the standings. The former Burnley manager will take over the team.
The 51-year-old spent ten years at Turf Moor, where he earned two Championship promotions and even helped the team qualify for Europe with a seventh-place performance in the top division.
However, he was fired in April of last year while Burnley was fighting to avoid being relegated.
According to reports, Dyche approved Anthony Gordon’s departure after haggling with Newcastle over a £40 million agreement that includes a $5 million add-on.
‘It’s a privilege to manage Everton,’ he said. My team and I are prepared and eager to assist in getting this fantastic club back on track,’ Dyche declared.
“I am aware of the devoted Everton supporters and how important this club is to them. We are prepared to get to work and to provide for their needs.
“That begins with sweat on the shirt, effort, and returning to some of the fundamental values that Everton Football Club has long stood for.”
“We want to restore a positive vibe.” We need everyone to be on the same page, the support of the fans, and togetherness. As players and staff, we need to start with that.
“Our goal is to field a team that toils, battles, and proudly wears the badge.” Due to their fervor, the relationship with the supporters can then develop extremely rapidly.
“This squad contains quality.” However, we must make them shine. I and my team are responsible for that.
“We want to remodel this club in our image moving ahead, but in a way that allows us to succeed.”
“That’s the task in front of us,” the coach said. “We have to make sure we’re building, tactically and technically, giving players organization, allow them the freedom to play, to go and enjoy their football because it’s great when the team’s playing with a smile, but we’ve got to win.”