Super Eagles and Everton midfielder, Alex Iwobiwill play under a new manager, Sean Dyche, after former England international Frank Lampard was sacked by the Toffees two weeks ago.
Lampard was sacked following the club’s relegation in the current season, narrowly escaping relegation.
The Toffees have won just three times and lost 11 times for 15 points under the now-defunct Lampard and sit 18th in the table.
Relegation-threatened Everton announced former Burnley manager Dyche as the club’s new manager. Dych, who was a former EPL manager before being sacked by the Clarets, spent nine-and-a-half years at Turf Moor from 2012 to 2022.
In those years the 51-year-old twice led the club from the Championship to the Premier League and in the 2018 season, Burnley secured a European place for the first time since 1974 by finishing seventh.
However, Dyche was sacked in 2021/22 after the Clarets failed to stay in the league due to their poor performances, finishing 18th with 35 points, four points behind his current club Everton.
Speaking to the Everton media, Dyche said he is ready to rescue the club from the water. “It’s an honor to be manager of Everton. My staff and I are ready and excited to help get this great club back on track.
“I know about the passionate fans of Everton and how precious this club is to them. We are ready to work and ready to give them what they want. That starts with shirt sweat, effort and going back to some of the core principles Everton Football Club has stood for for a long time.
“We want to bring a good feeling. We need fans, we need unity and everyone aligned. That starts as a worker and as a player.
“Our goal is to produce a team that works, fights and wears the badge with pride. A relationship with fans can grow very quickly because they are so passionate.
“There is quality in this team. But we have to make them shine. That’s my job and that of my staff.
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“We want to change the shape of this club in the future, adapt it to our style, but in a way that we can win. That is the task in front of us: to make sure that we are building tactically and technically, giving the players organization, giving them the freedom to play, to go enjoy their football, because it’s great when the team is playing with a smile, but we’ve got to win.”
Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright also added that Dyce’s attributes are exactly what the club needed at this time.
“Kevin and I spent valuable time with Sean over the last few days and he quickly convinced me that he has the right qualities to be a great Everton manager and a man who can inspire our fans. And Farhad felt the same when he met him.”
Dyche’s reign begins on Sunday when the Toffees welcome league leaders Arsenal to Goodison Park.
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