By Saikat Mandal

4th Feb, 2023 | 6:30am

Seamus Coleman shares what some people are saying about Everton relegation chances

Everton skipper Seamus Coleman is impressed with the new manager, Sean Dyche, and has vowed the team will give everything to avoid relegation.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the veteran defender has said that there have been a lot of talks about the club’s survival chances, and some people feel like it’s “inevitable”, while there are others who are hoping the club to go down.

Dyche replaced Frank Lampard at Everton last month and he has a massive task on hand to take the club out of the relegation zone.

“I am confident with the new manager coming in because he has proved it in the past and hopefully he can do it again,” said Coleman. “He has been tough, but he has been fair and he has been honest. He says it how it is.

“We are still within touching distance of a lot of teams so I would like to flip all the negativity into thinking we can turn this around.

“I feel like a lot of talk is that it’s inevitable and some people are sitting, waiting and even hoping Everton go down.

“We know with the fan base we have and with the quality in the dressing room that if we can come together, without thinking we are too big to go down, we will give ourselves the best possible chance.”

Results needed

Coleman keeps on repeating the same thing every time, but that’s what captains do. 

He has to remain positive and deliver strong messages to the team. There are a lot of games left to be played at the moment, and Everton can get out of this mess if they can win a few games in a row. 

Can Dyche get the best out of his side? 

Everton had a disastrous transfer window last month where they failed to sign a single player. 

The club are not even looking to add free agents as well, which means Dyche will have to work his magic with the squad he has been given. 

He will have to do it without Anthony Gordon who left the club to join Newcastle in January. Everton are badly managed at the moment on board levels, and there is a lack of continuity at the moment. They invested a lot of money on poor signings, and the club is paying the price for it. 

The Toffees will face Premier League leaders Arsenal in Dyche’s first game as a manager.