What The Papers Say - 8 February

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Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Leeds United missed a trick by not sacking Jesse Marsch earlier and replacing him with Sean Dyche.

Leeds are without a league win since before the World Cup break, while Dyche is now already impressing as manager of Everton.

Speaking to Sky Sports and quoted by Leeds Live, Robinson claimed that he was, “Not surprised and not disappointed”, by the sacking of Marsch.

“He was given enough time. It was right to make the change, I am just disappointed that it wasn't earlier because I really think we've missed a trick with Sean Dyche.

“They need somebody to come in and have an immediate impact, as in a man manager who can get the best out of the squad that he has been given.”

After Dyche’s Everton picked up a stunning victory over league leaders Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand has revealed he is "interested" to see how new Everton manager Sean Dyche gets the best out of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

During the 2020/21 campaign, Calvert-Lewin scored 21 goals in all competitions, including 16 in the Premier League. After putting in a strong showing during his first game under Dyche, Evertonians will be hoping their number nine can return to his prolific form.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes Dyche has never worked with a player like Calvert-Lewin before and he is interested to see how the former Burnley boss gets the best out of him.

Speaking on his FIVE podcast and quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Ferdinand said: “Sean Dyche probably hasn’t had that profile of player to work with ever in his career… a forward who was as mobile and as athletic as somebody like Dominic Calvert-Lewin when he’s fit.

“To have those tools, he has not worked with that before and I’m interested to see how he gets the best out of that.”