By Saikat Mandal

5th Feb, 2023 | 2:40pm

Stan Collymore speculates Sean Dyche knowledge of Everton transfer failure

Stan Collymore has suggested that he has “no doubt” that Sean Dyche knew that Everton were unlikely to give him any money to spend in the January window when he agreed to take the job.

Writing for the Sunday People (5 February, page 61), Collymore wrote that the former Burnley manager can guide the Toffees to safety even without Anthony Gordon who joined Newcastle in January.

The Toffees have made a bright start under their new manager as they secured their first win since late October after beating Arsenal 1-0 at Goodison Park.

“Every manager wants new players in a transfer window but I’ve no doubt Sean Dyche knew that Everton were unlikely to sign anyone when he agreed to take the job,” wrote Collymore.


The Toffees have made a great start under their new manager and it is always a fantastic feeling to get a win. 

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This will feel like a sigh of relief as the club nearly forgot how to pick up three points, having failed to win in their previous eight Premier League games. 

Everton made a big blunder in January as they failed to sign a single player. They did try to poach late signings but most of them were unrealistic wild goose chases. 

Proper planning was required. The club waited and waited to sack Frank Lampard when the results were not improving at all. 

The first task here is to get out of the relegation zone and aim to finish as high as possible. There’s still a long way to go in the season, and the club shouldn’t think about mere survival at the moment. 

In the summer, the club should come up with a strong long-term strategy giving Dyche full control over how he wants to rebuild. 

There will be money to spend, and he must be backed fully to bring in the right kind of players.