Since his exit, the Toffees have announced that Duncan Ferguson will act as their caretaker manager for their upcoming games alongside John Ebbrell, Leighton Baines and goalkeeping Coach Alan Kelly.
That will be until the Merseyside club can secure a new permanent boss to take the reins and one name has been suggested that could be a suitable option for the job going forward.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport (via Liverpool Echo), Robbie Savage had this to say on the possibility of Everton considering appointing Burnley boss Sean Dyche as their next permanent manager.
He said: “Everton have had Ronald Koeman, they have had Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez. They have had huge names trying to manage that football club. But it’s not working. Rooney, I agree, with his passion. I think he is doing a fantastic job at Derby under unbelievable circumstances.
“But what about, and people might laugh at this, what about Sean Dyche? Keeps Premier League teams up on small budgets. The job he has done, over the whole, why is Sean Dyche, who has done unbelievable, season after season after season, in keeping Burnley in the Premier League.”
With a total of 412 games under his belt as Burnley manager with 149 wins, 110 draws and 153 defeats, the 50-year-old has managed to keep the Lancashire club in the Premier League consistently since the 2016/17 season, taking them to an impressive seventh-place finish at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
Dyche’s longevity at Burnley suggests that he could offer a lot of experience and stability to Everton, which is what they could seriously do with given how many managers they’ve had come and go in recent years.
However, with Burnley narrowly avoiding relegation last season and being in danger of dropping down to the Championship again this time around, this will surely put a whole host of Everton fans off the idea of having Dyche take over from Ferguson on a permanent basis.
After all, the last thing the Toffees want is to fall into a relegation battle, something they are close to engulfing themselves in right now.
Of course, Ferguson doesn’t have much experience of full-time management but unlike Dyche, he is somebody the Goodison faithful adore.
Moving forward, if Everton give Ferguson and his coaching team until the end of the season before they hire a new permanent boss, they should certainly keep an eye on Dyche and his situation at Burnley even though he signed a new deal with the Clarets back in September, but if he fails to keep his side up this season, Everton should look elsewhere.