‘We need that structure’ – Pickford backs Dyche and sends blunt message to Everton hierarchy

Jordan Pickford has expressed his support for Sean Dyche and emphasized to the Everton hierarchy the importance of establishing a stable structure for the club, writes the LiverpoolEcho.

Dyche, who assumed the managerial position in January after Frank Lampard’s departure, accumulated 21 points from the 18 matches he oversaw this season, ultimately securing Premier League survival for Goodison Park. Following the 1-0 victory over Bournemouth, courtesy of Abdoulaye Doucoure’s goal in the second half, Dyche openly discussed the significant challenges he believes have plagued the club and outlined the necessary changes that need to be implemented.

Everton has undergone a series of managerial changes, currently standing at eight permanent managers and three directors of football since majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri assumed control in 2016. However, just days prior to the match against Bournemouth, reports emerged suggesting that the club was exploring potential replacements for the former Burnley manager.

“I don’t know what has been said behind-the-scenes or anything, but we need structure at this club,” Pickford said in response to a question about Dyche and his long-term future.

“It has been too long. I feel where we have been chopping and changing managers, and I think football has gone that way a little bit anyway.

“Over the course of the season, you see how managers [have been sacked]. It is never nice to see a manager lose his job, and everyone contributes.

“We have got to blame ourselves when a manager loses his job, but I feel like we need that structure going forward and leading into the new stadium.”