15 July 2024

Burnley boss Sean Dyche distances himself from Everton job - Eurosport

To say that Everton have had a difficult few years would be an understatement, with the Blues battling near the bottom of the table for the past two seasons.

During the testing times, four managers have taken charge of the squad at Goodison Park, with Rafael Benitez, Duncan Ferguson, Frank Lampard and Sean Dyche all attempting to make a difference on Merseyside.

It hasn’t gone to plan for any of those who attempted to see change, with Dyche fighting an ongoing battle to reinstate Everton as a highly-regarded club in the Premier League.

The magnitude of the club’s size and status in English football is unquestionable, having not been relegated since 1950/51, as well as being crowned champions of England nine times in their decorated history

To say that Everton have had a difficult few years would be an understatement, with the Blues battling near the bottom of the table for the past two seasons.

During the testing times, four managers have taken charge of the squad at Goodison Park, with Rafael Benitez, Duncan Ferguson, Frank Lampard and Sean Dyche all attempting to make a difference on Merseyside.

Their current form however isn’t consistent with the recognised size of the club, facing back-to-back relegation scraps in both the 2022/23 campaign and the season prior.

In both years, the Blues’ fate was sealed on the final day, bringing last-gasp elation, as well as a level of suffering that induces a feeling of nostalgia, reminiscent of the highs that Everton have experienced during the Premier League era.

So much talent has been seen at Goodison both past and present, with one name in particular – that of Gerard Deulofeu – frequently mentioned in discussions with the narrative of what could have been.

How much did Everton sign Gerard Deulofeu for?

Signed on an initial loan deal in 2013 from Barcelona, not many would have anticipated the memories and quality that then 19-year-old Gerard Deulofeu would one day bring to Merseyside.

Hailed by former manager Roberto Martinez as a “real diamond” at the time of his arrival, the Spaniard was regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Spain and another hot topic from the infamous La Masia academy.

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The teen spent the 2013/14 season in England before returning to Barcelona, where he then went on another loan to Sevilla.

A year after his return to his parent club from Goodison, Deulofeu was back in Blue in 2015, but this time on a permanent deal worth £4.2m, with a contract spanning three years.

The youngster was welcomed with open arms on his return to Merseyside, after making quite the impression as a youngster during his first spell at the club.

How many goals did Deulofeu score for Everton?

In his debut Premier League campaign in the 2013/14 term, the Spaniard impressed in his 25 league appearances in blue, scoring three goals and assisting four to cement himself as a fan favourite at Goodison.

Usual service resumed on his return in 2015, where he scored two and assisted nine in the Premier League, as well as showcasing impressive numbers in the League Cup, in which he contributed to five goals in only six appearances.

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