Jordan Pickford can be the big winner from a conservative Everton appointment

A General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

With a World Cup place on the line, Jordan Pickford would surely welcome the aid of a defensive manager at Goodison Park.

Jordan Pickford of England looks on during the International Friendly between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 10, 2017 in London, England.

Jordan Pickford was outstanding on his England debut against Germany on Friday night, making a series of stops from Timo Werner to preserve a clean sheet.

And all of a sudden, the Everton goalkeeper has a real chance of not only making the plane to the World Cup in Russia but also the team.

West Ham's Joe Hart continues to struggle, while Jack Butland and Tom Heaton are injured. Pickford, however, has stood out at Goodison Park in a difficult start to the season.

Jordan Pickford of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on August 21, 2017 in Manchester, England.

While Everton's failings have kept the former Sunderland man busy, the 23-year-old may face an uphill battle to secure a regular starting spot with England if he continues to concede two goals a game in the Premier League - 22 after 11 matches so far.

Therefore, the appointment of a new manager on Merseyside will be crucial for Pickford - and the rumoured targets will certainly aid his cause.

The Telegraph reports that Sean Dyche and Sam Allardyce have both been linked with the job - and they are two managers whose first priority at Everton will be to improve the defence.

The Toffees' back line has been all over the place this term, with Pickford doing his best to plug the gaps - that situation won't continue for long with Dyche or Allardyce in charge.

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley reacts during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

If either of those two were appointed by Everton, Pickford would certainly receive the help he needs.

The one-cap man can only benefit from a defensive manager who could improve his numbers as well as protecting him, giving the keeper every chance of going to Russia.

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