Everton are believed to be considering Burnley boss Sean Dyche for the next manager of the team. The Merseyside club are currently under the management of caretaker boss David Unsworth, but it is thought that he won't be offered the job on a long-term basis. The Toffees are seeking a new full-time manager, after sacking Ronald Koeman earlier in the month.
As reported by Sky Sports, the Premier League strugglers have earmarked the charismatic Burnley boss as Koeman's replacement. However, a second source claimed that the move for Dyche would not be immediate, and that Unsworth is likely to remain in charge for this week's matches against Lyon in the Europa League and Watford in the Premier League on Sunday.
While Unsworth has claimed that he would be interested in taking the job on a full-time basis, it is likely that the Toffees will look elsewhere for Koeman's successor. As well as Dyche, the likes of Sam Allardyce are also believed to be in the running for the job, alongside longer shots such as Chris Coleman and Thomas Tuchel.
Everton have endured a dire start to the 2017/18 Premier League campaign, and currently sit in 18th place in the table, with just eight points from their opening ten matches. Koeman's summer recruitment has be criticised by many pundits, with his decision to field a string of number ten's without a reliable striker thought to be pivotal in the team's dramatic decline.
Conversely, Burnley has enjoyed a strong start to the season, and sit 7th in the table with 16 points. Dyche has proven himself to be an expert tactician in these matches, beating the likes of Chelsea in their own back-yard, as well as claiming crucial draws against Tottenham and Liverpool.