By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

25th Jan, 2023 | 6:40pm

Leeds United told to hire Sean Dyche as next manager if Everton fail to amid Sky Sports update - pundit

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Paul Robinson wants Leeds United to hire Sean Dyche if they have to get rid of Jesse Marsch at some point this season.

Everton sacked Frank Lampard on Monday (23 January) and former Burnley manager Dyche, 51, has been linked with the vacancy at Goodison Park [Sky Sports].

Robinson believes that if Everton don’t make a move for Dyche and he remains available as the season goes on, the Merseyside club may come to regret that decision because it’ll mean Leeds could hire him if Marsch fails to move the Whites away from the relegation zone.

“I’d want Sean Dyche in straight away [if Marsch leaves],” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

If Everton don’t get Dyche in they’ve missed a trick and given Leeds a real opportunity.

Marsch is obviously going to be given the chance because he’s deserved that on the last two performances.

If Everton don’t get Dyche and Leeds continue their winless run, he’s the only one.

The minimum requirement is to stay in the Premier League.

Going by history, where you sit in the wage-bill table is where you usually finish in the league.

You need a manager who’s going to be able to get the very best out of the players you’ve got.”

Leeds are 15th in the Premier League with 18 points and with a game in hand on every other team in the bottom half.

And Robinson believes that unless draws and defeats are turned into wins, there’s little chance the Whites will be moving away from the relegation zone any time soon.

He added: “Leeds have never been out of the relegation battle, they’ve been in it all season.

They’re only one point above the bottom three now so they are in the fight.

All the way up to Nottingham Forest [in 13th], who are three points ahead of Leeds, are in the mix.

Usually, a team in 14th or 15th place who sticks with their manager at this point stays in the Premier League. But this season hasn’t followed history and it’s closer than it’s been for a long time.

Leeds cannot keep accepting defeats and draws much longer – they have to win games.”

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