‘What we’re trying to do...’ - Sean Dyche makes Newcastle United and Everton comparison

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Everton boss Sean Dyche has provided his view on Newcastle United’s turnaround.

Everton manager Sean Dyche believes Newcastle United have “found a good mixture” to their success in the Premier League this season.

Sunday afternoon’s 6-1 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur has put the Magpies within touching distance of sealing Champions League qualification.

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Eddie Howe’s side sit third in the table, five points above fifth-place Aston Villa and with games in-hand to play over the chasing pack.

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

United travel to Everton on Thursday (kick-off 7:45pm) before facing Southampton, Arsenal, Leeds United, Brighton and Hove Albion, Leicester City and Chelsea in their remaining fixtures.

“They’ve turned into a very strong unit,” Dyche told reporters in his pre-match press conference. “From signing a lot of players in January and again in the summer, but also through good methods and good coaching Eddie uses.

“I’ve always respected what Eddie has done and what he is continuing to do. We know they’re a good outfit, that’s been seen not only by what your perception is but through the league table and some of their performances.”

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A lot of outsiders point towards the £220million spent on new players since the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia-led consortium took over Newcastle in October 2021.

Everton manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Everton manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Everton manager Sean Dyche. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Dyche, however, shares a similar view to those on Tyneside by praising Howe for “good coaching and management”, which transformed the likes of Joelinton, Fabian Schar, Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff and Jacob Murphy.

“I think they’ve found a good mixture of recruiting well, building an energy and belief and good coaching and management,” said Dyche.

“Recruitment is tough, no matter how much you spend. They’ve invested a lot of money but have quite obviously coached well, and they have a good feel about it. They’ve bought a good feel to what they’re trying to do.

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“They’ve changed the story. We all know the noise at Newcastle was not positive for a long time and that’s partly what we’re trying to do here. We’ve got to keep changing the perception. The only way of doing that is by putting in good performances.

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