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Everton pick a new manager; Frank Lampard breaks silence on being sacked

Everton pick a new manager in Sean Dyche according to reports as Frank Lampard breaks his silence on being sacked earlier this week.

Sean Dyche is the clear favourite to be the next Everton boss and the official announcement is expected to come later today (Friday 27th January).

Marcelo Bielsa flew in on Thursday for talks, however, it is fellow frontrunner, former Burnley boss Dyche, who is the chosen man.

According to reports, Dyche is expected to take over at Goodison Park on Friday morning, with those at the top of the club making a swift decision so Dyche can have time to prepare for Everton’s next match against Arsenal next Saturday.

They also wanted to be able to influence the closing days of January’s transfer window.

Since Monday’s announcement that Frank Lampard had been fired, Dyche was considered a possible candidate. 

The 51-year old spent 10 years at Burnley and led the club to two promotions in the Championship and a 7th place finish in the Premier League. This was the result of which he took the team into Europe. In April, Burnley was in an all-out relegation battle and he was axed.

His experience in building survival teams and operating in the Premier League are key attributes. Everton currently sit second from bottom as they prepare for a second consecutive fight for relegation.

If he is appointed, it will be after Lampard’s winless streak of 10 games. The club sit a place above Southampton on goal difference. 

Dyche will be reunited with former Burnley players Dwight McNeil and James Tarkowski.

Work would then immediately begin to contribute to Thelwell’s efforts to strengthen Thelwell’s playing squad in advance of Tuesday’s transfer deadline. Everton have yet to sign this month.

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard spoke for the first time since being sacked as Everton manager.

After a string of 11 defeats in 14 matches, the 44-year old left, having come in to the club to replace Rafa Benitez.

Lampard led the Blues to survival last season in the Premier League. They were able to do so after a dramatic 3-2 win at home over Crystal Palace. The victory was celebrated by relieved fans on the pitch, and Lampard celebrating on top of the executive boxes.

Lampard left the club, still loved by the fans he held dearly to his heart.

In a post on his Instagram page, Lampard paid tribute to Evertonians. He said: “Coming in to Everton last year I knew we were in a tough moment and I will always be proud of the incredible work and support from everyone involved to keep the team in the Premier League last season.

“Thanks to everybody that played their part as the whole club came together. I will never forget the incredible night against Palace that we shared.

“I want to thank all Evertonians for the welcome that you gave to myself, my staff, and my family. It truly is a special club with a huge heart, and an incredible history.

“I’m disappointed that we couldn’t achieve more together and wish all the players and everyone at Everton FC the very best for the future.”

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This is what fans said as Everton pick a new manager in Sean Dyche after Frank Lampard breaks silence on being sacked…

@jamese9930: No way Everton go down with Dyche. Huge boost for them, massive blow for other teams in relegation battle #efc

@EFCKingy: Not going to be two faced and say I suddenly like Dyche. The priority is keeping the club in the premier league. We go down and the consequences are unreal! If he can keep us up then I will always be grateful for that 👍 #efc

@joeskinner13: Right man for the job! Time for him to silence football snobbery and show that he is far from a one dimensional manager. Contrary to popular belief we played some decent football at times at BFC. Sean with a decent amount of money to spend is going to be interesting.

@AshJonB: Really rate Dyche, because of the fact he’s English and his demeanor isn’t that of a charismatic overseas coach he’s deemed a 10 men behind the ball park the bus coach. What he did at Burnley with next to no money was a great achievement. Right choice for Everton in my mind….

@adambuckyy: As a burnley fan it’s just what Everton need…. ignore that 4-4-2 he only worked with the tools he had… Too many soft guys at Everton recently… Dychio will sort it… And I think you’ll be surprised how he plays with the players you have

@CarlSerjeant: Hopefully, Sean Dyche can get some kinda tune out of these players, make us at least hard to beat, and maybe, MAYBE we might just stay in the league. No matter what happens come the end of the season though, MAJOR changes need to happen in the summer at this football club. #EFC

@JohnDUTFT: If your one of these #EFC fans saying fold the club or shocking appointment at Sean Dyche then do us a favour and stay away from Goodison your the type of fan who’s waiting for a misplaced pass or a poor decision to turn on the team and that’s how Goodison becomes poison #UTFT

@Baggy4: Don’t want pretty football, don’t want mega star signings I want a team that work their balls off for the badge and give us some good times in the Premier League and I believe Dyche will help us achieve that. Let’s make Goodison rock like last season! #UTFT #EFC

@StatsEfc: Marcelo Bielsa flew in from South America & rejected the job, how bad must he think the state of #Everton is?! I’ll put my ear plugs in for saying it, but I’m happy w/Dyche. He gets a lot of undue stick because he’s English & has a gruff voice, but he’s a good tactician 🔵 #EFC

@JamesMahoney10: Only logical appointment to be honest

@jpjLFC65: Everton are already preparing for next season. Dyche will get them promoted!

@bigdunc76: In fairness. Who would want to come to this shit show which is @everton. Dyche will keep us up. And will take no shit from no one. We got the best on our position in my opinion. Coyb #EFC

@gavmscott: I think Dyche maybe the best option to keep us up and get some stability and a style of play out of the players we have. Is he a long term solution…maybe not but we must do whatever it takes to stay up! #EFC

@MarshyEfc: think out of our options Dyche is the right call. Surprised how many people are fuming. Dyche keeps us in the league fact.

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