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.

Just for information purposes, Rafa Benitez has been put in at around 12/1 in by the bookies, no sign of Alan Pardew…

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.”



  • Steve Smith

    I swear these struggling clubs always try to use that “new manager honeymoon period” to coincide with their games against us.

    • Rich Lawson

      It does seem to happen a lot that the new blokes first game is against us.

  • Paul Patterson

    Cracking news. Nice bit of turmoil for the opposition, can only help our cause . .

  • Alan Pardew

    Us managers, we wait by the phone and see what happens.

  • steve pearce

    I can’t see why Sean Dyche would leave Burnley when they are doing so well. They have not hit such heights in decades and he seems to enjoy managing them. So why would he want a job at a club in the relegation zone?

    Is it because of unlimited funds and a better squad of players?

    Money talks and loyalty walks maybe?

    So I hope the players and fans are twitching in their beds with anxiety each night and come Sunday are gibbering exhausted wrecks and we hammer them!

    • gallowgate26

      Everton are a much bigger club than Burnley, it doesn’t really matter where they currently are in the league, form is only temporary. Plus they would probably double his salary or give him a nice signing on fee, money talks at the end of the day. He’s probably taken Burnley as far as they’ll go and might want a new challenge. Great news for us if they’re manager-less, bad news if a new manager is in place to impress!

    • Rich Lawson

      Anything that disrupts their plans or confidence is great.

  • TheNutJob

    I`d set my sights high & go for Carlo

  • S.G.M.

    Big club, Small club, were all the same now, we all get the same bunce from TV revenues. Dyche will get money in the window from Burnley, cant see Everton spending any more till 2020,