The Toffees hierarchy appointed Sean Dyche on a two-and-a-half-year contract in January after Frank Lampard left the team struggling in a relegation fight.


Everton narrowly escaped relegation on the last day of the 2022/23 season with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Goodison Park.



Kerr is of the view that by staying up in the league, Everton have the chance to plan how to improve the team’s performances in recent seasons.


The ex-Republic of Ireland boss stressed that Everton need good decision making at board level as well as a manager who can make right choices in the transfer market to help them improve.



“At least by staying in the league, they can do some planning”, Kerr said on Off The Ball.


“The first plan has to be how do we stay in the league because this is the second season in a row that they have fought to the last.



“So you need good decision-making.


“You need a good, level-headed manager who knows how to work through the resources you have and make decisions in the transfer market.


“They have that opportunity now.”


Everton finished only two points clear of the relegation zone this season and Dyche will be determined to bring in new players to strengthen his team for next season.