Sean Dyche, the new manager of Everton, has made a “fantastic start” according to Wayne Rooney. However, Rooney also cautioned that the team must continue to work hard to avoid relegation in the Premier League this season, as relays the GN.
Since taking over from Frank Lampard, Dyche has led Everton to two victories over Arsenal and Leeds, both of which were accompanied by clean sheets, resulting in six points out of a possible nine. Despite the recent improvement in form, Everton is presently in 16th place, just three points above Southampton, who are currently in the very bottom of the table.
When asked if he thought the Toffees would stay up this season, Rooney replied: “I hope so, he’s had a fantastic start beating Arsenal and Leeds.
“Six points out of the first nine, it’s what Everton needed, they’ve just come out of the relegation zone but there’s a lot of work to be done to hopefully secure Premier League status next season.
“I think he’s had as good of a start as he thought he might’ve.”
Although Dyche has had a significant impact so far, his team must maintain their momentum in their upcoming away games. While Everton is known for their strength at Goodison Park, they must replicate their home form on the road to avoid relegation this season. Dyche’s team faces challenging matches at the Emirates and Brentford, but these games should be suitable for his side. Due to the lack of desired attacking options, the English manager has had to utilize a flat 4-4-2 formation and a low block.