Everton has announced Sean Dyche as the new manager after giving transfer blessing.
Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who left Turf Moor after a successful 10-year stint last April, has taken the reins at Goodison Park, replacing Frank Lampard following his dismissal.
Sean Dyche has been confirmed as the new manager of Everton.
Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been out of work since last April, when his highly-successful 10-year stint at Turf Moor came to an end. But he is now back in the Premier League, tasked with dragging the Toffees away from relegation trouble, signing a deal until 2025.
Dyche, 51, replaces Frank Lampard at Goodison Park, having emerged as the unanimous choice among the club’s board. Owner Farhad Moshiri had initially been keen to hire Marcelo Bielsa, who flew in for talks, but meetings with the former Leeds United manager saw the Argentine declare that he preferred to take over the first team in the summer, questioning whether his methods would have the required immediate effect.
Sean Dyche said: “It’s an honour to become Everton manager. My staff and I are ready and eager to help get this great club back on track.
“I know about Everton’s passionate fanbase and how precious this club is to them. We’re ready to work and ready to give them what they want.
“We want to bring back a good feeling. We need the fans, we need unity and we need everyone aligned. That starts with us as staff and players. Our aim is to put out a team that works, that fights and wears the badge with pride. The connection with the fans can then grow very quickly because they’re so passionate. There is quality in this squad. But we have to make them shine. That’s the job of me and my staff.
“We want to change the shape of this club going forward, remodel it in our style, but in a way that we can win. That’s the task in front of us – make sure we’re building, tactically and technically, giving players organisation, allow them the freedom to play, to go and enjoy their football because it’s brilliant when the team’s playing with a smile, but we’ve got to win.”
Infamously, Dyche publicly admitted last season after Burnley had turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win over Everton that his half-time team talk had simply been: “I said to them ‘I’m not sure these know how to win a game.’”
That inability to win matches on a regular basis has remained this term, with only three wins in 20 league games. That is a culture Dyche will need to tackle head on.
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright said: “Kevin [Thelwell] and I spent some valuable time with Sean over the past few days and he quickly convinced me that he has exactly the right attributes to make himself a great Everton manager – and a man who could inspire our fanbase. And Farhad felt the same when he met him, too.”
Everton currently sit 19th in the Premier League table. Sean Dyche will make his bow in when they host league leaders Arsenal on February 4.