Sean Dyche could be the man to help Dele Alli get back to his best at Everton.
That’s according to former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who believes the midfielder could still have a future at Goodison Park.
Dele joined the Toffees in January 2022 on an initial free transfer, rising to £40m with add-ons. He failed to rediscover his form in the latter stages of the season and was sent out on loan to Besiktas last summer.
Dele continued to disappoint in Turkey and saw his loan spell cut short by the club in April after not featuring for Besiktas in two months.
The 27-year-old is now determined to return to the form that saw him named in the PFA’s Premier League Team of the Year twice for Spurs and Robinson believes Dyche can replicate his previous success with struggling players.
Speaking on this week’s episode of Football Daily, Robinson said: “I think the key to his future could be Sean Dyche. Having worked with Sean and knowing what he’s like with his man managing and what he’s like with players off the field and his ability to get the best out of players.
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“Sean likes to pick players up that are at that stage of their career, maybe when they’re not at their very best. When he knows how good a player is and he signs them towards the end and gets that last bit out of them.
“He did it with me, he did it with Peter Crouch and Aaron Lennon – players that were written off elsewhere.
“He’s got a real knack with his man management and the way he can set a player out with their frame of mind. I don’t know Dele’s character, but knowing what Sean is like he will definitely give him that opportunity.”
Sean Dyche is what Dele Alli needs – but will he work for it?
Dele Alli’s talent is undeniable, he just needs someone to drag it out of him and Paul Robinson could be right in thinking Sean Dyche is the man for the job.
The Everton boss is brilliant at building up confidence into players that are struggling both physically and mentally and a whole summer with Dele could make a huge difference.
The only issue is whether the midfielder is ready to put the hard work in to succeed, because his attitude hasn’t always been in the right place.
Dyche needs to confirm that he is deserving of another chance before he puts his commitment into turning Dele’s career around on Merseyside.