Everton are back on the hunt for a new manager.
Just over a year after the departure of Rafa Benitez, Everton have sacked Frank Lampard, who leaves the Toffees 19th in the Premier League standings, with only goal difference saving them from slipping to bottom spot.
Everton’s three wins from 20 games this season is the worst record of any side in England’s top flight and their points tally (15) is also the lowest at this point in any three-points-for-a-win campaign. Yikes.
Clearly, their next appointment needs to be the right one. There are several candidates to enter the poisoned chalice, and here are some of Everton’s options.
Clubs managed: Watford, Burnley
Burnley’s sacking of Dyche seemed harsh at the time and they subsequently went down despite Mike Jackson overseeing an impressive resurgence.
Dyche worked miracles at Turf Moor and the croaky-voiced Englishman is woefully misrepresented. Sure, his Burnley sides were physical, direct and capable of frustrating superior opponents in a low block, but there were also contemporary principles that made the Clarets a tough out. For example, Dyche’s 4-4-2 press was particularly well-drilled.
Dyche maximised the resources he had at his disposal and is deserving of another Premier League job. He’s one of the early favourites to succeed Lampard at Everton – an appointment that would certainly prove to be a savvy one.