According to reports in The Sun, Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has decided that Burnley boss Sean Dyche is the right man to succeed Ronald Koeman despite the club also holding talks with Sam Allardyce, and he is willing to pay the £2.5m release clause to appoint him as early as the beginning of next week.
Well, while the Toffees had looked to be giving caretaker manager David Unsworth the chance to stake his claim for getting the job on a permanent basis, it appears as though two defeats from two have forced Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright to look elsewhere.
The Sun says that Moshiri believes Dyche is the right man for the job and he is ready to trigger the £2.5m release clause in the 46-year-old’s Burnley contract, as he is seen as the better long-term investment over someone like Sam Allardyce.
The report adds that the appointment could happen as early as Monday, with Unsworth likely to take charge of the match against Watford on Sunday following their Europa League clash against Lyon on Thursday night.
Perhaps in some ways it might be, but it is difficult to get high-profile manager like a Carlo Ancelotti or a Thomas Tuchel at this point during the season.
The fact that Dyche has led to Burnley to seventh in the Premier League table as things stand with the squad and resources he has available to him is remarkable, and he certainly is a manager that has proven he is good tactically and can get his players performing.
They will probably be underwhelmed as they may have expected a big name following the sacking of Ronald Koeman and the investment that Moshiri is clearly willing to make in the future.
However, they will understand that it wasn’t going to be easy in their circumstances and where they are in the table, and appointing someone like Dyche may well help them massively in the short-term as he can get them organised and help them move out of the relegation zone.
While the style of football may not be to their taste at first, the Goodison Park faithful are passionate and loyal and they will get right behind the 46-year-old no matter what their preconceptions of him may be.