What Level Can Sean Dyche Take Everton To?
If English Premier League side Everton suffer from ‘new manager syndrome,’ there’s a good chance they could end up winning the next few games and claw back some valuable points to climb even further away from the relegation zone.
Since Sean Dyche joined the Merseyside club on January 30th, they have won two games, one of which was against league leaders Arsenal. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s pretty impressive, considering they had only won three games all season before these two wins.
The question being asked here is, what level can Sean Dyche take Everton to?
Who is Sean Dyche?
Sean Dyche is a former men’s professional footballer and the current manager of English Premier League side Everton. In his playing days, he had spells at Nottingham Forest, Chesterfield, Bristol City, Millwall, Watford, and Northampton.
After finally hanging up his boots for good in 2007, he gradually made his way into management. From 2011-2012, he managed Watford before spending ten years at Burnley. Surprising to many, Burnley sacked him in April 2022, and after a brief hiatus, he joined Everton on a two-year deal.
The 51-year-old was born in Kettering, England, in June 1971.
Can Dyche keep Everton out of the relegation zone?
The best way to find out if Sean Dyche can keep Everton out of the relegation zone and safe in the Premier League for next season would be to turn to today’s most trusted online bookmakers to see the latest odds for Everton to be relegated.
For example, at many trusted sites, you will see that the three teams that are most likely to get relegated are Bournemouth (most likely to go down), Southampton (joint odds-on favourite team to get relegated, along with Bournemouth), and Leeds United (second odds-on team to go down).
Everton are the next odds-on favourite team to go down, so they are by no means safe and have lots more hard work to do.
A closer look at the odds
Let’s take a quick look at the latest relegation odds.
Bournemouth: currently priced at 2/5 in UK fractional odds. This means that they have a whopping 71.4% implied probability rate of going down. If you convert 2/5 into the American/moneyline odds format, it’s -250, and in the European decimal odds format, it’s 1.40
Southampton: currently priced the same as Bournemouth
Everton: currently priced at 8/5 in UK fractional odds. This means that they have a 38.50% chance of going down. If you convert 8/5 into the American/moneyline odds format, it’s 160, and in the European decimal odds format, it’s 2.60
Current league standings and upcoming fixtures
Everton are currently in 16th position in the league, having played 23, won 5, drawn 6, and lost 12, which gives them 21 points. They have scored 17 goals and let in 30. Bournemouth are currently in 17th, and West Ham are in 18th. Leeds United are in 19th, and Southampton are in 20th at the time of writing.
On February 25th, they are at home to Aston Villa before travelling away to Arsenal on March 1st. Their next Premier League outing is away to Nottingham on March 5th.