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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Tom Doyle

Key questions about Sean Dyche's plan to save Everton from Premier League relegation

The Everton board has spoken, with Sean Dyche selected as the new manager to keep the Blues in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard was sacked on 23 January, lasting less than a year in the Goodison Park hotseat following a disastrous run of form which left Everton's top-flight status in doubt - and Dyche is seen as the man to keep the club afloat. The club is in disarray on and off the field, with talk of owner Farhad Moshiri selling the club despite the owner denying the speculation, fans revolting over the current board and a disappointing January transfer window reflecting a brutal situation.

The job is a tall order for Dyche, the no-nonsense former Burnley boss who turned the task of keeping the Clarets in the Premier League on a shoestring budget into an art form. Dyche has plenty of experience of the top flight, spending six seasons in the Premier League with Burnley. The 51-year-old oversaw relegation in 2015, but two Championship promotions speak to valuable experience a rung below should Everton lose their relegation battle.

The reality for Dyche is stark: the Blues are level on 15 points with rock-bottom Southampton after 20 games, and only sit 19th by virtue of a superior goal difference. Everton have scored just 15 goals, the second-lowest total in the League, and Lampard has paid with his job.

Dyche has the character to get a dressing room united and playing a certain style, but is it what Everton need right now? Should Dyche be trusted with a bigger transfer budget, and is his approach the right direction for the club? Tell us what you think in the poll above, and get involved in the debate in the comments section below.

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