According to Sky Sports, former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is expected to be appointed as Everton manager today.
Former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa held talks with the Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri on Thursday evening but despite impressing the board, it is thought the Argentine would need a summer to get the Everton team into the shape he would’ve liked.
Meanwhile, Dyche was an appointment that presented less risk with the 51-year-old having already worked with a few of the current Everton players.
Bielsa was expected to be a costly appointment with the manager’s backroom staff costing up to £1m a month and that concerned Everton bosses not solely because of finances but it also meant wholesale changes to their coaching staff structure.
Dyche managed 258 Premier League games for Burnley winning 72, drawing 68 and losing 118. A record that averages 1.1 points per game.
He is likely to take charge of his first game versus league-leaders Arsenal on the 4th of February.
Mark Marston | Get Football