According to Sky Sports, Everton are interested in appointing Burnley boss Sean Dyche as their new manager and they could make an approach for him in the next 24 hours.
Well, Sky Sports says that the Toffees are keen to talk to the 46-year-old about potentially replacing Ronald Koeman, but the report also suggests that no appointment is imminent with David Unsworth expected to take charge of the Europa League clash against Lyon on Thursday night and the Premier League game against Watford at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Unsworth has overseen the defeats against Chelsea and Leicester City in the Carabao Cup and league respectively, which has perhaps forced the board to start looking for a different option.
It’s difficult to say.
While he has been brilliant during his time with Burnley – they currently lie seventh in the Premier League table following their 1-0 win against Newcastle United on Monday night – he would be under a lot more pressure if he was appointed as the new Everton manager.
His style of football may also be an issue, although if he could get the team playing effective football that yielded positive results on a consistent basis, the fans probably wouldn’t care too much following some dire performances under Koeman this term.
While he has done an admirable job with Burnley, it may have got to the stage where Dyche feels he has taken Burnley as far as he can with the resources he has available to him, and he certainly hasn’t ruled out an exit in the past couple of weeks.
The chance to go to Everton could be an opportunity that is too good to turn down, especially as he would likely have a large transfer budget to play around with and an ambitious majority shareholder that wants the club to be competing against the very best teams in the Premier League.
Well, if Everton really do want Dyche then it would be a deal that would likely suit both parties, and the appointment could happen as early as next week as the Toffees look to salvage their season.