Newcastle’s next opponents are set to be thrown into turmoil according to widespread media reports.
The sacking of Ronald Koeman has led to various newspapers claiming that Sean Dyche has been lined up to take over.
Everton took the decision to get rid of Koeman only hours after a 5-2 home capitulation to Arsenal, despite Wayne Rooney giving them the lead.
Sean Dyche has done a great job at Burnley and if he is still there…when lining up against Newcastle United it would be exactly five years to the day since he landed the job.
Of the current Premier League managers only Arsene Wenger and Eddie Howe have been in position longer, Howe appointed at Bournemouth only a few weeks before Burnley gave Dyche the job.
Whether the media are kite flying or actually know something, Burnley won’t welcome the speculation ahead of the Newcastle match.
Sean Dyche has them only a point and one place behind Newcastle in the table after a very solid start, Burnley having helped hasten Ronald Koeman’s demise with a 1-0 win at Goodison Park three weeks ago.
After Koeman blew £140m in the summer transfer window, it may well be that the scousers will fancy somebody who has managed on a tighter budget.
The bookies reacted by making Sean Dyche one of the early front runners, along with David Moyes and Everton reserve manager, David Unsworth.
Official Everton Statement:
“Everton Football Club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the club.
“Chairman Bill Kenwright, the Board of Directors and Major Shareholder Farhad Moshiri would all like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the Club over the past 16 months and for guiding the Club to seventh place in last season’s Premier League campaign.”