Everton are unlikely to sack their manager Sean Dyche despite the club enduring a horrible start to the new campaign.
Dismissing the English boss would reportedly cost them a huge pay-off, and they are unlikely to have the required funds.
According to the Daily Mail, Dyche is entitled to receive a £4 million pay-off until the end of the season if he is dismissed.
The club are said to be relying on loans from 777 Partners and MSP Sports Capital to meet their running costs, with Farhad Moshiri reluctant to add any more money.
Dyche is under huge pressure after leading Everton to a dismal start to the 2023-24 season.
The Merseyside club are in the relegation zone after earning only one point from their first five top-flight games.
However, Arsenal condemned the Toffees to another defeat on Sunday, with Leandro Trossard making the difference for the away side.
The proposed new owners 777 Partners are admirers of Dyche, and it is unclear whether anyone at the club has the authority to sack him while the takeover is pending.
777 Partners has an estimated wealth of £9.7 billion, making them one of the wealthiest Premier League owners if the takeover is completed.
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