Alan Shearer urges Everton to choose Burnley's Sean Dyche

Former footballers Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand pose for a picture during the pro am ahead of the British Masters at Close House Golf Club on September 27, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is one of the bookies' leading contenders to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton.

Premier League legend Alan Shearer attends a coaching demonstration and tournament for local youngsters led by locally trained Premier Skills coaches on March 4, 2017 in Mumbai, India....

Alan Shearer believes Everton must appoint a British manager and sounded out Burnley boss Sean Dyche as his choice to take the Toffees forward.

Ronald Koeman was dismissed by the Toffees hierarchy on Monday after the Merseyside giants slipped into the relegation zone following a heavy 5-2 loss to Arsenal.

Paddy Power value 46-year-old Dyche as second favourite to assume the role left by Koeman, while caretaker boss David Unsworth remains favourite as he prepares his side to face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Manchester, England.

The Premier League's all-time goalscorer, Shearer, claimed on Coral's website that Everton should look to give a British manager the chance to replace Koeman rather than looking abroad.

The Newcastle United legend believes Dyche is the obvious choice, as well as criticising Koeman's decision not to replace the loss of Romelu Lukaku.

"The single biggest reason for their problems this season was that they didn’t replace Lukaku, who had everything they’re lacking," Shearer said. "They had to try and get somebody in who could give them a focal point, and score the all important goals.

"I would love Everton to give a British manager a chance, Sean Dyche for example.

"He has done an absolutely magnificent job at Burnley but he won’t stay there forever and might think that he’s taken them as far as he can."

Ronald Koeman, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on October 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton will be without midfielder Idrissa Gueye for Sunday's clash against Leicester, while long-term absentees Seamus Coleman, Yannick Bolasie and Ross Barkley remain sidelined.

Three points and only their third win of the season could see Everton climb out of the relegation zone, with the Toffees joining Stoke City, West Ham United and Swansea City on eight points.

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