Everton are already lining up a replacement for Sean Dyche as the club turns its attention to 61-year-old coach Luis Castro.
The Toffees have a crucial relegation decider against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, and it could be Dyche’s final game in the Everton dugout.
That is according to a report in the Daily Record, who state that Everton have made official contact with Castro, who is currently the manager of Brazilian side Botafogo.
Castro is in the second year of a two-year deal with the Rio de Janeiro side, having previously managed the likes of FC Porto, Vitoria Guimaraes and Shakhtar Donestsk.
Should Everton appoint the Portuguese coach, he would be the club’s ninth permanent manager since 2016, and the third one of this calendar year.
Dyche keeping Everton in PL will allow him to leave with fans respect
Sean Dyche was only appointed at Goodison Park back in January following the dismissal of Frank Lampard, who had lasted just under 12 months on Merseyside.
Indeed, appointed with the objective of keeping Everton in the Premier League, Dyche has achieved 18 points from 17 games at the Blues and is one game away from maintaining top-flight football.
A victory over Bournemouth guarantees Premier League football at Goodison Park next season, as the Blues currently occupy 17th place in the table, two points clear of both Leicester City and Leeds United.
Should Sean Dyche depart Merseyside after such a short spell, no doubt he will remain highly thought of amongst Everton fans provided he keeps the club in the division.
However, longer term, the club’s next managerial appointment has to be the right one, as the revolving door approach has led to instability and a mismatched squad of players.
The club cannot afford to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.