Peter Crouch: Sean Dyche is the right man for Everton now

Peter Crouch is firmly Dyche in


Everton are in such a difficult place right now.

Is the club up for sale? Is the squad good enough? They need a new manager and there seems to be a huge disconnect with the fans.

The supporters were a huge part of Everton staying up last year – if they’ve lost that they’re in real trouble.

Goodison Park

They could have that brand new stadium down in the Championship in a few years – it could be very difficult to get out of there.

Given the position they are in, I don’t think the fans will be too worried about the kind of football they play.

It really needs a huge character to go in there because they are in a real dogfight. It’s crucial the new manager hits the ground running.


You can see that from the names mentioned – Sam Allardyce, Sean Dyche Marselo Bielsa – they’re looking for someone with a proven track record to organise the team.

I’ve played for Sean Dyche and he definitely can do that. I think he’s the right man for the job now.

Conte Contract

I’ve seen a lot of them this season and they’ve been disappointing.

It’s been a very hard watch at times too.

They invite pressure and rely on Kane and Son to get goals on the break, and he hasn’t been at it this season.

Antonio Conte Tottenham Spurs

It’s been painful at times but they have got results when they needed them and you wouldn’t back against them making the top four again, but I really don’t know how much longer Conte will be around.

The plan he wants to implement they don’t seem to be signing the players he needs. And that’s going to wind him up.

And he’s pretty stubborn in how he wants to play – with good reason, because it has brought him big trophies, so you’re not going to change him.

Tottenham fans will have to accept this is the way it’s going to be til he gets the team he wants.

You also know that, if he leaves, lots of other clubs will want him.

And then there’s the question of what happens with Harry Kane. If you’re changing manager again, who are you bringing in? That could influence his future too.

The grass isn’t always greener but you could see him wanting to move away. He is chasing that all-time Premier League goalscorer record of Alan Shearers thoguh, so maybe that works in Spurs’ favour as he might not fancy a move abroad.

Chelsea Turnover

It doesn’t feel like there’s a structure behind what Chelsea are doing in the transfer market.

It looks like they see someone else in for a player they don’t want to lose out, so they overspend for them.

I remember the likes of United doing that in past on players and i don’t think it ever ends well.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea interacts with Graham Potter, Manager of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Chelsea FC and AC Milan at Stamford Bridge on October 05, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The club finds itself full of big players on huge wages not playing. That’s not good for anyone involved.

Trying to keep that kind of squad happy is not easy.

And the funny thing is, there are still areas of the team they need to strengthen too – central midfield for one. but you need to get some players out too.

You can’t have big names sitting on the bench or in the stands – that’ll be come toxic quickly.

You’d wonder as well are all these signings Graham Potter’s players? There’s a lot of mentions of the owner but not so much the manager.

It seems a strange set up, thought they’ve obviously signed some players who look really good.

Mudryk looks so exciting, and Joao Felix is a really good player. But he’s come over here expecting to play. When the squad is this big, will they get a chance?

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