Sean Dyche is the new Men’s Senior Team Manager at Everton Football Club.
Dyche has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year contract extension until June 2025. He will take charge for the first time when the Blues face Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday 4 February.
Dyche, one of the Premier League’s most respected and experienced managers, will be assisted by former Nottingham Forest winger Ian Woan as Assistant Manager, ex-England international Steve Stone as First-Team Coach, and Mark Howard, who will assist with sports science. All three employees previously worked for Dyche at Burnley.
Statement by Dyche
“It’s an honor to be appointed manager of Everton,” Dyche said. My team and I are eager to get this fantastic club back on track.
“I am aware of Everton’s ardent fanbase and how important this club is to them. We’re ready to get to work and give them what they want. That begins with sweat on the shirt, effort, and returning to some of the fundamental principles that Everton Football Club has stood for for many years.
“We want to restore a positive feeling. We need the fans, we need unity, and we need everyone to be on the same page. That begins with us, the staff and players.
“Our aim is to put out a team that works, that fights and wears the badge with pride. Because they are so passionate, the connection with the fans can grow quickly.
“This team has a lot of talent. However, we must make them shine. That is my and my staff’s responsibility.
“We want to change the shape of this club going forward, remodel it in our style, but in a way that we can win. That is our task: to ensure that we are building tactically and technically, giving players organization, allowing them the freedom to play, to go. And so to enjoy their football because it is fantastic when the team is playing with a smile, but we have to win.”
Dyche’s Career Stats
Dyche began his coaching career as a centre-back for Watford, working his way up from the club’s under-18s to senior-team manager and guiding the Hornets to their best league position in four years in his first season in charge.
Dyche made his name as a top-tier manager at Burnley, where he built a competitive and energetic team that won promotion from the Championship in a record-breaking first season in 2013/14 and went on to consistently challenge the Premier League’s elite, culminating in a seventh-place finish and Europa League qualification in 2017/18.
“Kevin and I spent some valuable time with Sean over the past few days and he quickly convinced me that he has exactly the right attributes to make himself a great Everton manager – and a man who could inspire our fanbase,” Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright said. When Farhad met him, he felt the same way.”