BREAKING NEWS: Sean Dyche IS the new Everton manager, with deal done for ex-Burnley boss to fight to save Toffees from relegation after Marcelo Bielsa said no… and with an announcement prepared today
- Sean Dyche is Everton’s new manager after they missed out on Marcelo Bielsa
- Dyche takes over with Everton in the Premier League relegation zone
- He is back in the Premier League after being sacked by Burnley nine months ago
Sean Dyche is the new manager of Everton – and will take up the fight to save them from relegation with immediate effect.
The club will confirm his appointment in the next 24 hours. Ian Woan and Steve Stone are expected to become assistant coaches at Goodison Park.
Everton have moved quickly to wrap up a deal for Dyche after failing to convince No 1 choice Marcelo Bielsa to take the job.
Sean Dyche has been appointed Everton’s new manager, replacing Frank Lampard
Dyche has taken the role after Everton missed out on their No 1 target Marcelo Bielsa
Bielsa was the preferred candidate to take the vacancy – Sportsmail revealed on Thursday the Argentine flew into London for talks with the club.
This discussions with the Argentine have been described as positive, but the club feel a quick appointment is necessary and have turned to Dyche.
Despite Bielsa’s arrival yesterday, there was an acknowledgement from Everton that persuading Bielsa would prove tough.
Bielsa held reservations over whether the current squad can adapt to his high-energy style.
The South American’s deal at Leeds was a minimum of £11m – a package that Everton would be hard pushed to match given their financial difficulties.
Everton are currently stuck in the relegation zone, two points adrift of safety
Davide Ancelotti (right) was discussed as an alternative, but Everton have opted for Dyche
However, the very fact Bielsa has flown into the capital to meet Everton had sparked optimism that a deal was achievable.
Indeed, Bielsa was keen on the job – but wanted to start in the summer.
Sportmail revealed yesterday Davide Ancelotti – son of former manager Carlo – had been discussed as an alternative.
The 33-year-old coach, who worked under his father at Goodison Park, is currently part of the backroom team at Real Madrid, where Carlo is manager.
Carlos Corberan and Sam Allardyce were also of interest to Everton – but Dyche has won the race to lead Everton.