Midfielder for the Super Eagles and Everton, Alex Iwobihe will play under a new manager, Sean Dyche, after former England international Frank Lampard was sacked by the Toffees two weeks ago.
Lampard was sacked after the club faltered in the current season having escaped relegation by the beards.
The Toffees have won just three times and lost 11 times by 15 points under the now-deceased Lampard and sit 18th in the table.
Relegation-threatened Everton announced former Burnley manager Dyche as the club’s new manager. Dyche, who was the longest-serving manager in the EPL before being sacked by the Clarets, spent nine and a half years from 2012 to 2022 at Turf Moor.
Those years saw the 51-year-old take the club from the Championship to the Premier League twice and in the 2018 season, Burnley earned a European berth for the first time since 1974 by finishing seventh.
However, Dyche was sacked during 2021/2022 after failing to keep the Clarets in the league due to poor performances, so they finished 18th on 35 points, four points behind his current club Everton.
While speaking to Everton media, Dyche said he is keen to rescue the club from relegation waters. “It is an honor to become Everton manager. My staff and I are ready and eager to help get this great club back on track.
“I know the passionate Everton fans and how valuable this club is to them. We are ready to work and ready to give them what they want. That starts with sweat on the shirt, effort and going back to some of the basic tenets of what Everton Football Club have stood for for a long time.
“We want to bring back a good feeling. We need the fans, we need unity, and we need everyone aligned. That starts with us as staff and players.
“Our objective is to produce a team that works, that fights and that carries the shield with pride. The connection with the fans can grow very quickly because they are so passionate.
“There is quality in this squad. But we have to make them shine. That is the job of me and my staff.
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“We want to change the shape of this club in the future, reshape it in our style, but in a way that we can win. That’s the task ahead of us: to make sure that we’re building, tactically and technically, providing organization to the players, allowing them the freedom to play, go and enjoy their football because it’s brilliant when the team plays with a smile, but we I have to win.
Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright also added that Dyce’s attribute is what the club needed at the moment.
“Kevin and I have spent valuable time with Sean over the past few days and he has quickly convinced me that he has exactly the right attributes to become a great Everton manager, and a man who could inspire our fanbase. And Farhad also felt the same when he met him.
Dyche’s reign begins on Sunday when the Toffees welcome high-flying league leaders Arsenal to Goodison Park.
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