Sean Dyche to receive £3.5m bonus if Everton can secure Premier League safety
Everton manager Sean Dyche will scoop up a £3.5million survival bonus if he leads the Toffees to Premier League safety, according to the Daily Mail.
The former Burnley manager was appointed last week [EvertonFC, 30 January] following the sacking of Frank Lampard after a dreadful run of results in the league left the Blues languishing in the relegation zone.
The 51-year-old kicked off his tenure with an impressive much-needed 1-0 victory over Arsenal at Goodison Park thanks to James Tarkowski’s second-half header.
The win has certainly boosted morale around the club following a disappointing campaign so far, and Dyche could well pocket a hefty sum providing he keeps the club in the English top flight.
According to the Daily Mail [7 February], the 51-year-old who initially agreed on a two-and-a-half-year deal worth close to £5million a season, could scoop up a survival bonus of £3.5m providing he secures another season of Premier League football for the Toffees.
The report goes on to state that the club have also approved a lucrative bonus structure as part of the deal that saw the 51-year-old replace Frank Lampard. That amount could even increase depending on how the team perform and where they place in the final league table.
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The days of Everton throwing money around certainly aren’t ending with this latest report.
However, it is news which provides an exciting incentive for Dyche and also the Toffees faithful who can rest assured knowing that the former Burnley boss will now be extra motivated to keep the club in the Premier League once again.
It is quite clear the club desperately needed a fire-fighter style manager, someone with the character, and spirit to galvanise a depleted squad and one with relevant experience to get them out of trouble and Dyche represented the perfect and ideal candidate for the role.
The 51-year-old also has a proven track record, an impressive one at that, keeping Burnley in the top flight for all of seven years on an incredibly limited budget.
Despite the lack of transfers in the January window, Dyche is the one man capable enough to get the best out of the players at his disposal and if he can perform the miracle of keeping such a messy club in the top flight come May then that £3.5m bonus will be richly deserved.