Everton have announced the appointment of Sean Dyche as the club’s new manager, with the former Burnley boss having signed a two-and-a-half year deal.
Dyche will take charge of Everton for the first time when Premier League leaders Arsenal visit Goodison Park this weekend, with his task to lead the club to Premier League survival.
Everton are 19th in the division after an eight-game winless run, one which saw Frank Lampard sacked last week. In his first interview since replacing Lampard, Dyche outlined his determination to ‘bring back a good feeling’ to the Toffees.
“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,” Dyche told evertontv.
“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. 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.
“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.”
Welcome to Everton Football Club, Sean Dyche! 🔵 pic.twitter.com/B8Z7WlIXb9
— Everton (@Everton) January 30, 2023
Dyche spent almost a decade as manager at Burnley and consolidated the side in the Premier League before his dismissal after a downturn in results last season.
The 51-year-old discussed what he is hoping to bring to Everton and said he wants to build a side that has an ‘effective style’.
“I want us to be a team who gives the lot,” he said. “But it is not all built on that, I want us to play with a style, but an effective style.
“We want to be effective. We want to mix up play and ask questions of the opposition.
“We also want to add quality to that hard work, and there is some quality here, there are no two ways about it.
“I have come up against these players, and I know some of them personally – there is quality here.
“But we have to make them shine. That’s the job of me and the staff: allow them the freedom to shine while giving the organisation to be in a game to win it.”
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