Pundit and former Burnley striker Ian Wright has told BBC Radio 5 Live that current Clarets boss Sean Dyche should be handed the vacant Everton manager’s job, as he believes it would be the “next step for him”.
The Merseyside outfit are searching for a new boss after sacking Ronald Koeman on Monday following a disastrous start to the season which has left them 18th in the Premier League table, as well as taking just one point from nine available in the Europa League group stages.
Following a big summer of spending that was understandably deemed not good enough, and Dyche is already the bookies’ favourite to get the job following an impressive campaign so far with Burnley.
The Lancashire club are eighth in the table and have already beaten the Toffees and Chelsea away from home this term, as well as picking up draws on the road against Tottenham and Liverpool.
Despite having one of the smallest budgets in the English top flight Dyche also led the Clarets to survival last season and continues to get the best out of his players, which is something that has caught the attention of Wright.
The 46-year-old told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I think it’s the next step for him. What he’s doing now at Burnley is brilliant. I’m not sure what more he can do?
Asked about whether the style of football would be accepted at Goodison Park, Wright added: “I think Sean Dyche would probably adapt to the players he’s got”.
David Unsworth will be in caretaker charge when Everton face Chelsea in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, and it remains to be seen whether a permanent new manager will be appointed before the Premier League trip to Leicester City on Sunday.