Victor Anichebe has claimed that Everton should have sacked Sean Dyche this summer.
Responding to the Toffees’ Instagram post at full-time, the former striker slammed the club and claimed that Graham Potter should have been appointed as their new manager.
Everton succumbed to their second successive defeat in the new campaign as they were thrashed 4-0 by Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
The Merseyside outfit are yet to get off the mark and put on an embarrassing display at Villa Park that has left them bottom of the Premier League table after two games.
Dyche has kicked off his first full campaign at Goodison Park after he replaced Frank Lampard in January and previously received plaudits for keeping Everton up on the last day of the 2022/23 season.
However, Anichebe believes his time should have been up in May and his former side should have brought in Potter, who is still without a job.
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Writing on Instagram, Anichebe said: ‘I said it last season when the club stayed up big changes were needed.
‘Personally I would have been EXTREMELY grateful to Dyche and thanked him for keeping the club up, but I would have went for Potter as the club needs a mentality shift and to breed through academy players.
‘What happened? Few people on the board left and no Everton signings. Couple players came in that don’t even play. Even the poor teams in the Premier League have strengthened, have an identity and are spending.
“What about Everton? Nada. No transfer strategy, no leadership when Seamus isn’t there. It’s going to be a long season.’
Graham Potter has been without a club since he was sacked by Chelsea in April. The 48-year-old failed to impress at Stamford Bridge but previously did spectacularly with Brighton & Hove Albion, leading them to a nineth place finish in the Premier League before leaving for London.