We’re delighted to welcome former Everton striker Kevin Campbell as our exclusive columnist. Each week the former Toffees captain will be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Goodison Park…
Sean Dyche is “100%” what Everton need to get the fans back onside and start putting teams under pressure, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Burnley man has been chosen as the man to succeed Frank Lampard and rescue the rapidly-unravelling season, after Marcelo Bielsa had misgivings over taking charge midseason.
Campbell, a Sky Sports pundit, is delighted by the decision and fully believes that the 51-year-old is the answer this month.
On Dyche’s methods working on Merseyside he exclusively told Goodison News: “100%. Trying to play complicated football is not what Everton need right now.
“Everton need back to basics, get on the front foot, get the crowd involved.
“Go and get some goals, go and put teams under pressure. That’s what the 12th man love.
“Then you get the fans back on your side. That’s how you do it.
“You don’t do it by playing fancy football and getting caught.”
Dyche’s history at Turf Moor suggests he should be able to set up a team that is hard to beat without major expenditure.
However looks like being boosted, if losing a key attacking player can be considered a boost, to the tune of around £45million with the departure of Anthony Gordon to Newcastle, so there should be some money to bring players in.
And if he get summer signing, and former Burnley charge, Dwight McNeil firing after having struggled to adapt since his £20million move, it would be as good as a new signing as well.
The magic touch deserted Dyche at Turf Moor eventually and he has been out of work since, but his intent on landing this role has convinced Farhad Moshiri and the board so now fans will have to hope it was the right choice for what looks like a treacherous relegation fight.