Everton boss Sean Dyche has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as telling his Thursday press conference that anything can happen at the bottom of the Premier League table – after Leeds brought in boss Sam Allardyce.
Allardyce, 68, becomes the fourth man to take to the Leeds dugout ahead of Saturday’s incredibly tough trip to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Jesse Marsch, Michael Skubala and Javi Gracia have previously struggled this season.
Gracia made a good start, but after one point from a possible 15, Leeds felt they had to make a change and bring in a new boss in order to give themselves the best chance of avoiding relegation. But, he starts with City on Saturday.
Then, Newcastle at home, West Ham away and Spurs at home. A tough run in but Leeds have every chance of doing what is needed – and staying up. Everton boss Dyche, who is right in the thick of it too, gave his take on Allardyce.
“It’s up to them isn’t it? It’s not up to me. My business is mine and that is all I am focusing on, I can assure you. The game has changed. Who knows what could happen? Clubs have to make decisions,” Dyche said, as per the YEP.
Everton boss Sean Dyche gives verdict as Leeds appoint Sam Allardyce
So, do Leeds have a chance? Allardyce says he is aiming for six points from the last four games in order to keep us in the Premier League. But a trip to City looks as though it will end in defeat. An incredibly tough ask at The Etihad.
Elland Road could give Leeds an advantage if the Whites can hold out for a sustained period against Newcastle. But the most-likely source of points comes from a trip to West Ham – who will have a European semi-final that week.
Leeds then face Spurs on the final day of the season. We all know that anything can happen in the last game of the season, and, Spurs are incredibly up and down at the moment. Allardyce has got to get a tune out of Leeds quickly.