By Callum O'Connell

19th Sep, 2023 | 9:40am

Don Hutchison calls for Everton to replace Sean Dyche with Graham Potter

Don Hutchison has called for Everton to sack Sean Dyche and bring in Graham Potter after the Toffees’ poor start to the season.

The current boss has seen his side fail to win any of their opening five games this season, and fail to score in four of those with their only two goals of the season coming in the away draw to Sheffield United.

Hutchison has claimed Potter would bring an identity and some good football to Goodison Park, as he feels it’s important for fans to be able to enjoy the game whether they’re winning or losing.

Hutchison, who played for Everton, West Ham and Scotland, now works as a pundit for talkSPORT and ESPN and took to his personal Twitter account to share his view on the managerial situation.

Responding to a fan’s assessment that Everton are “dead boring”, Hutchison said: “Graham Potter for me mate. At least there will be an identity and some good football to watch.

“Win or lose you’ve got to go to a match and try and enjoy the game.”

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Frustrations starting to build

There is growing frustration at Goodison Park at the moment, with the team’s slow start to the season leading to suggestions over the stability of Dyche’s job, largely due to the manner of the defeats rather than the results themselves.

Dyche almost certainly has some credit in the bank for bringing a struggling Everton side to survival on the final day of last season against Bournemouth, but the longer his side go without a win while struggling to score, the more pressure will start to mount.

Honestly, it is unlikely Potter would have any more success than Dyche has. The limited resources, below-par playing squad and uncertainty around the club mean Dyche’s set-up is more of a needs-must scenario than an idyllic style.

Potter likes his sides to play attractive and eye-catching football, but this Everton squad doesn’t seem like it has the level of player needed to accommodate such a style. Plus, Potter’s history with getting goals from his sides isn’t exactly spectacular.

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