After spending big and building a seemingly strong squad capable of achieving success this season this past summer, Everton looked set to enjoy a solid campaign throughout the Premier League and other competitions.
The Toffees made it into the Europa League after last season’s relative success under Ronald Koeman, but the Dutch manager saw his struggles at the Goodison Park helm become too much that he was sent packing.
Koeman was dismissed by the Everton hierarchy after such a disappointing start to the latest term, as he was sacked and replaced by stand-in and temporary head coach David Unsworth. The former Toffees defender has been thrust into the hot seat for now, but he has also so far been unable to help overturn form and fortunes.
Following such hope and expectations placed upon their team, fans are now seeking an overturn of this shocking form, with the Merseyside club dwindling dangerously low in the top-flight table at this stage of the season.
Everton’s disastrous start to the season has been well documented, and with the club languishing in the lower reaches of the Premier League table, supporters are considering the reality of a season-long relegation scrap. That fate would be a truly hurtful one for such an established and high-profile club, especially after spending such large amounts of money in the summer transfer window in 2017.
Wayne Rooney was snapped up from Manchester United as part of those busy transfer negotiations throughout the summer, after becoming the Red Devils’ all-time top scorer at Old Trafford. Even a player of his stature and talent has struggled on a return to his boyhood club that has been far from a dream, with Everton as short as 8/1 to be relegated as per the latest Premier League betting odds.
There were plenty of other stars which were signed in order to potentially challenge for further European positions in the Premier League standings, but now the Blues find themselves battling to stay afloat in the top tier. This is a sad fall from grace at such a fast pace in recent months, with whoever is chosen to take on the role as new permanent boss holding a very tough task ahead of him at Goodison Park for the remainder of the campaign.
It’s current Burnley boss Sean Dyche that leads the way in the race for taking over at Everton. The Scottish tactician has long been a talented coach within the Premier League and the Toffees have reportedly made enquiries about taking him on to replace Ronald Koeman. But could the present Clarets’ boss be the one to overturn such a nightmare run on the blue half of Merseyside?
The experienced boss has plenty of experience in order to do so but it’s clear that the current crop of Everton players are suffering from an evident lack of form, confidence and momentum. Former England, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce is also tipped to be another candidate for the job, but after such a stuttering season to date, it may not be an attractive offer to accept in the coming weeks.