Merseyside outfit Everton Football Club have announced the appointment of Sean Dyche on a two-and-a-half year deal, which will see the Englishman remain at Goodison Park until the summer of 2025.
The 51 year-old will take over from former gaffer Frank Lampard, who was sacked after just 12 wins from 44 matches and will take charge for the first time for the Blues’ Premier League clash against table-toppers Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday 4th February.
Dyche expressed his excitement by saying: “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. We’re ready to work and ready to give them what they want. That starts with sweat on the shirt, effort and getting back to some of the basic principles of what Everton Football Club has stood for for a long time. 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.”
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright said: “Kevin 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.”
Dyche will be joined by former Nottingham Forest winger Ian Woan as Assistant Manager, ex-England international Steve Stone as First-Team Coach, and Mark Howard, who will support the provision of sports science. All three members of staff previously worked with Dyche at Burnley.