Sean Dyche: Former Burnley Boss Set to Replace Frank Lampard at Everton Ahead of Marcelo Bielsa

Sean Dyche: Former Burnley Boss Set to Replace Frank Lampard at Everton Ahead of Marcelo Bielsa

  • Sean Dyche is reportedly set to mark his return to management as Everton's boss
  • The seat became vacant after Frank Lampard was fired after a poor run of results
  • Former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa was also in the running for the job

Former Burnley boss, Sean Dyche is reportedly set to take over as Everton's boss, with the official announcement expected anytime on January 27.

Reports indicate that Dyche had successful negotiations with the Toffees' board, beating Marcelo Bielsa to the position.

Sean Dyche, Frank Lampard, Everton, Marcelo Bielsea
Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
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Bielsa had been Everton chief, Farhad Moshiri's first-choice option and was spotted in London to kick-start negotiations.

Sky Sports reports that the former Leeds United boss' conditions proved too difficult to be met by the Toffees' board however.

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Everton battles EPL relegation

Dyche is now expected to take over the hot seat at Goodison Park, with a full-scale relegation battle on his hands. He has been out of management for close to a year after being sent packing by Burnley last season.

Everton are second from bottom, having amassed a paltry 15 points from 20 games this season. They survived relegation by a whisker last season.

Dyche has often masterminded Burnley's status in the top flight on several occasions, despite operating on a shoestring budget. There is consensus among football fans that he might save the blue side of Merseyside this season.

If confirmed, his first assignment will be a clash against league leaders, Arsenal before a cross-town derby against Liverpool, followed by a home fixture against Leeds.

The difference between 13th-placed club, Nottingham Forest and the club in last, Southampton, is only six points and sets up an enthralling reminder of the season.

Lampard speaks after his dismissal

Sports Brief has also reported on Lampard breaking his silence days after he was dismissed by the Merseyside club.

His time at the Toffees came to an end on January 23, after his team suffered an 11th loss in 14 games across all competitions.

The former Chelsea midfielder returned to the club on Thursday to say his goodbyes, and soon after took to Instagram to express disappointment as well as gratitude.

Source: Sports Brief News