By Daniel Feliciano

23rd May, 2023 | 4:10pm

Simon Jordan issues Sean Dyche warning ahead of Everton Premier League clash v Bournemouth

Simon Jordan believes Everton should avoid relegation from the Premier League because Sean Dyche couldn’t have wished for a better scenario heading into the game against Bournemouth.

The Toffees head into the final game of the season at home knowing a win will mean they have avoided relegation, regardless of what Leeds and Leicester do on the day.

But while speaking about the situation on talkSPORT (23 May, 11:10), Jordan heaped pressure on the boss by claiming he would have “bit your arm off at the shoulder” for this situation when he took the job and anything but a win will mean he deserves a “good kicking”.

“Close your eyes and put your finger on who you think is going to stay up. Sean Dyche every time,” he said.

“The bottom line is Everton cannot want for a better outcome. Bournemouth with nothing to play for and an absolutely feral crowd ready to be by their side for this moment of destiny.

“They’ve been here before, Graham Stuart scoring against Wimbledon to keep them in the division. Everything hinges on this game.

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“The bottom line is that necessity is the mother of invention as we’ve discussed before.

“Everton are fighting for their lives. Bournemouth are fighting for their flip-flops to get on the beach with.”

“You’ll eat your words if it’s Everton nil, Bournemouth two won’t you?” White said.

“If it’s Everton nil, Bournemouth 2 then Sean Dyche needs a thorough good kicking up the jacksy,” Jordan responded. “Because he’s got himself into a position where you can’t want for anything better.

“If you’d have said to Sean Dyche I’m going to give you, ‘you’ve got to win at home to Bournemouth’, he’d have bit your arm off at the shoulder, and now he’s got that opportunity.”


Jordan isn’t someone that we tend to pay much attention to when he’s talking about Everton, but it’s hard to think he’s wrong about this one.

If you had offered Everton this situation back in January when Frank Lampard was sacked as manager then most would have taken it in an instant.

A home game against a team who have spent the season battling the drop but are now safe, where we know that if we win the game then it doesn’t matter what anyone else does. It’s perfect.

The expected absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the game obviously throws a spanner in the works for the plans for the game, but it’s not like we’re not used to him being injured and not being able to play.

Dyche and the players know what is needed, and the fans will be right behind them to push them over the line. Now they have to deliver, and most people trust that Dyche can do just that.