‘It’s an honour to become Everton manager’ – Sean Dyche confirmed as next Toffees manager until 2025 with former Burnley boss succeeding Frank Lampard

Everton have confirmed the appointment of Sean Dyche as their next manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract until 2025. The Toffees have acted fast in bringing in a replacement for Frank Lampard after sacking the ex-Chelsea boss last week. GettyDyche has been confirmed as Everton’s next manager[/caption] GettyThe Toffees have acted fast in bringing Dyche to Goodison Park after Lampard’s sacking[/caption] Dyche was one of the favourites to land the vacant managerial position, with Marcelo Bielsa also in the running. But after the Argentine veteran opted against assuming the role, Everton turned to Dyche. His representatives were locked in negotiations with Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri in London, with an agreement swiftly reached. It is the 51-year-old’s first job since he was relieved of his duties by Burnley in April 2022. He takes over an Everton side sitting in 19th spot in the Premier League and without a win since October. His first match in charge of the Merseyside outfit will be against Arsenal at Goodison Park on February 4 – live on talkSPORT. Welcome to Everton Football Club, Sean Dyche! pic.twitter.com/B8Z7WlIXb9— Everton (@Everton) January 30, 2023 Most read in football Chelsea push for £106m Fernandez deal, Arsenal want Tielemans, Everton announce Dyche Man United had beaten Arsenal to deal but then Real Madrid ruined everything with one call Ronaldo invites four Man United stars on holiday to say goodbye properly after exit Gordon's heartfelt message to fans is in stark contrast to blunt Everton statement BBC cut away from 'f*** the Tories' message on homemade FA Cup during Wrexham tie Tottenham 'agree fee' for Chelsea wonderkid, 19, and offer 'clear pathway to first-team' GettyDyche takes over an Everton side sitting in 19th spot in the Premier League[/caption] A week later he will take his Everton side to Anfield to pit their wits against rivals Liverpool. Speaking to Everton’s website, Dyche remarked: “It’s an honour to become Everton manager. My staff and I are ready and eager to help get this great club back on track. “I know about Everton’s passionate fanbase and how precious this club is to them. We’re ready to work and ready to give them what they want. “That starts with sweat on the shirt, effort and getting back to some of the basic principles of what Everton Football Club has stood for for a long time. GettyDyche hasn’t worked in football since being sacked by Burnley last year[/caption] “We want to bring back a good feeling. We need the fans, we need unity and we need everyone aligned. That starts with us as staff and players. “Our aim is to put out a team that works, that fights and wears the badge with pride. The connection with the fans can then grow very quickly because they’re so passionate. “There is quality in this squad. But we have to make them shine. That’s the job of me and my staff. “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’s the task in front of us – make sure we’re building, tactically and technically, giving players organisation, allow them the freedom to play, to go and enjoy their football because it’s brilliant when the team’s playing with a smile, but we’ve got to win.” Chairman Bill Kenwright added: “Kevin [Thelwell – Everton’s director of football] 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. “And Farhad felt the same when he met him, too.” talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan has praised Everton for hiring Dyche, as he stated the board have made a sensible decision. GettyDyche’s first game in charge of Everton will be against Arsenal on Saturday[/caption] Dyche has experience in battling relegation having kept the Clarets in the Premier League for six consecutive seasons. He even guided Burnley to a seventh-placed finish in the 2017-18 season. Keep up to date with all the latest news, rumours and gossip with our LIVE transfer blog