Pundit tells Dyche he has to take Everton job if offered

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has emerged as a top contender for the vacancy at Everton.

A recent report from Sky Sports claimed that the 46-year-old is wanted by the Toffees, but the club will not rush to make an approach.

Under-23s coach David Unsworth is currently in charge of the first team, and it is believed that the former player will keep the position for the next two games at least.

Dyche celebrated his five-year anniversary at Burnley on Monday night with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United at Turf Moor.

The result moved the Clarets up to seventh in the Premier League table, equal on points with Liverpool.

Dyche has only managed two clubs in his career so far – Watford, where he spent just one season before moving to Burnley.

Switching to Everton would pose a different challenge for the ex-Chesterfield defender, but it is one that Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher thinks that he should embrace.

The retired Liverpool centre-back told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show:

“If he has been, or gets offered the Everton job, he has to take it. He has to. Maybe Burnley fans watching this tonight don’t want to hear that, but he has to. Sean Dyche won’t go to a team in the Champions League in this country. Everton are the next step.”