Sean Dyche ‘pleased’ with outcome of Everton’s PSR appeal: ‘It brings clarity’

Everton manager Sean Dyche says he was “pleased” with the outcome of the club’s profitability and sustainability (PSR) appeal, after their 10-point deduction was cut to six this week.

Following a hearing at the start of the month, it was announced on Monday that Everton would have four points reinstated with immediate effect, moving them five clear of the relegation zone and up to 15th in the table.

Dyche had conceded in recent weeks that the uncertainty over the appeal may have been starting to affect his squad, who are without a league win since December 16.

But the Everton manager says news of the successful appeal means he and his players can now “draw a line under it” for the time being.

“We’re pleased we got something back,” Dyche said on Thursday. “You’re always greedy, aren’t you, and want more? But the points made by the club have been listened to and we’ve got four points back, which we’ll take.

“It brings clarity to the situation which is good for us, the players and for everyone.

“Anything that helps give a lift is good news. Performance levels have been solid. We haven’t had the wins we want but getting four points back… the adjustment to the table is apparent and was needed because everyone felt 10 points was harsh.

“I’d say it’s done now and the main thing is it brings clarity. We obviously found it an interesting period.”

Everton face the prospect of a second hearing next month relating to a breach in the 2022-23 season, something which could potentially lead to a further points deduction.

Dyche, however, says the focus is now on picking up wins and moving clear of trouble, starting with Saturday’s game at home to West Ham.

“There’s nothing we can do about that (the second charge),” he said. “The main focus was on this appeal and what came of it. We’ve certainly parked that now and have drawn a line under it.

“We’ll take on the rest of the season with an open mind. If we can take three points (on Saturday), that’s a very good week.”


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