Sean Dyche has a smart clause in Everton’s £5m-a-year contract as he protects himself against sacking

SEAN DYCHE is Everton’s new boss after Marcelo Bielsa snubbed the job at Goodison Park.

Bielsa was owner Farhad Moshiri’s No. 1 target but, incredibly, the Argentine was only willing to coach the club’s Under-21 side until the summer.

Sean Dyche has agreed to become Everton's new manager


Sean Dyche has agreed to become Everton’s new managerCredit: PA
Everton chairman Farhad Moshiri has agreed to a clever clause


Everton chairman Farhad Moshiri has agreed to a clever clauseCredit: PA

After talks with Bielsa collapsed in London, Moshiri turned to Dyche to prevent the Toffees from falling from the top flight for the first time since 1951.

Dyche is understood to have agreed a deal worth around £5million a year until 2025. It includes a clause that says he will either avoid the sack – even if Everton go down – or Moshiri will have to pay the rest of his deal.

Dyche, who hit Sam Allardyce and Ralph Hasenhuttl against the post, will be joined by veteran Burnley coaches Ian Woan and Steve Stone.

The 51-year-old will also be reunited with former Turf Moor players James Tarkowski, Michael Keane and Dwight McNeil at Goodison.

Burnley sacked Dyche after nine years in April as they sank towards the Championship.

His first game in the Premier League will be a baptism of fire at home against leaders Arsenal next Saturday.

Bielsa, 67, seemed ready to take on the sacked Frank Lampard after he flew to London for crunch talks with Moshiri on Thursday.

The former Leeds boss, who wanted a £6million-a-year salary package, had already made it clear he had reservations about the balance of Everton’s squad and whether players could adapt to his high-intensity style.


Bielsa then told Moshiri he wanted to work with Everton’s younger players for the rest of the season while the club adjusted to his methods. He then planned to take over in the summer – leaving an interim manager struggling to weather the decline.

Unwilling to accept his proposal, the club turned to Dyche, who now faces a transfer scramble, to bring in reinforcements for a relegation battle before Tuesday’s deadline.

He will have funds from the £45million sale of winger Anthony Gordon to Newcastle.

That deal could signal the arrival of 24-year-old Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres, valued at £18m, who has struck 12 times in 27 league games this season. Sean Dyche has a smart clause in Everton’s £5m-a-year contract as he protects himself against sacking


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