Coach Sean Dyche takes office to save Everton from crisis
Everton, which is on the verge of relegation following last season, appointed coach Sean Dyche. Attention is focusing on whether Daichi, who led Burnley to the English Premier League (EPL), will lead Everton to remain in the EPL.
Everton announced on its official website on the 30th that it has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year contract with Daichi until June 2025 and will lead the team through an EPL match against Arsenal at Goodison Park on the 4th of next month.
The Everton club also announced that senior coach Ian Wan, coach Steve Stone and sports science coach Mark Howard, who worked with Daichi during his time at Burnley, will join the coaching staff.
Daichi, who played as a central defender during his career, played for Nottingham Forest, Chesterfield, Bristol City, Luton Town, Millwall, Watford and Northampton Town.
Daichi, who started his career as a leader in 2011 by taking the helm of Watford, took the helm of Burnley for more than a decade from 2012 to last year.
Coach Sean Dyche’s best achievement at Burnley is also the promotion of EPL. Daichi, who took the helm of Burnley in the league championship (second division), led the EPL promotion to second place in the 2013-14 season. He was relegated again, finishing 19th in the EPL next season, but was promoted to the EPL again by winning the league championship in the 2015-16 season.
Since then, coach Sean Dyche has shown leadership to keep Burnley in the EPL for five consecutive seasons from the 2016-17 season to the 2020-21 season. In particular, Burnley finished seventh in the EPL in the 2017-18 season and advanced to the UEFA Europa League next season.
However, coach Daichi was replaced last season as Burnley’s performance rapidly changed, and Burnley was also demoted again, finishing 18th.
Coach Daichi, who returned to the EPL stage, expressed his ambition to lead Everton with confidence.
Coach Daichi said on the club’s website, “I know how precious Everton’s passionate fan base and club are. “We are ready to work,” he said, adding, “We need fans, we need unity, we need everyone to be united.”
Coach Daichi then said, “There are many good players in Everton. It is our job to bring out their abilities as much as possible and make them shine, he said. “We will remodel the team in our style so that we can always win.” “Tactically and technically, I will make the players have organizational skills and enjoy soccer freely,” he said.
As Daichi took the helm of Everton, Marcelo Bielsa, who was nominated for Everton coach, could also be mentioned as a candidate for the next Korean national soccer team coach. Currently, candidates for the Korean national soccer team include former Japanese national team coach Vahid Halilhodzic, coach Bielsa, and former Hamburg SV coach Thorsten Pink.