Just a few months ago, Conor Coady was expected to become a permanent member of Everton, but the arrival of Sean Dyche has caused uncertainty about his future at the club.
Wolverhampton Wanderers loaned Coady to Everton earlier in the Premier League season with an option to buy for £4.5million, but Wolves do not anticipate his return.
If Frank Lampard had remained as manager, Everton would have likely exercised their option to sign Coady permanently. However, with Dyche now in charge, Coady’s future is uncertain. While Coady started in Dyche’s first four games, he was dropped after a poor performance against Aston Villa and has since been on the bench for the last two matches with Michael Keane taking his place.
Connor O’Neill (via Liverpool Echo) said: “If Frank Lampard was still in charge then the answer would be an emphatic yes. However, with Sean Dyche now at the helm there is probably a sense of uncertainty around the transfer taking place.”
O’Neill added: “When he first arrived fans were delighted because many believed he was the sort of character their side was missing. And although the club’s current plight is far from his fault, he is, as things stands, playing in a side that is massively under-achieving. Fans expect more from the group.
“However, Coady has been one of Everton’s most consistent performers so far this season, and if a few more played with the same passion as him, then you imagine the Blues wouldn’t be fighting to avoid the drop.”