Everton manager Sean Dyche says the club remain in the dark as to when they will hear the outcome of their appeal against their 10-point deduction.
As a player, Dyche played as a centre half and made his professional debut in 1990.
Dyche cut his managerial teeth at Watford, where he led them to 11th place in the Championship in the 2011/12 season, but was sacked at the end of the campaign when the club changed ownership.
Dyche started his career as a youth team player at Nottingham Forest when Brian Clough was the manager. He did not make a first team appearance at Forest though and signed for Chesterfield in early 1990.
Dyche went on to captain the Spireites and was part of the team that reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1997. In the game against Middlesbrough, Dyche scored a penalty that gave Chesterfield a 2-0 lead. The game ultimately finished 3-3 and Chesterfield lost 3-0 in the replay.
Following on from these heroics, Dyche moved to Bristol City. In his first season there, he helped secure promotion to Division One. It was a short stay in the second tier of English football for the Robins though, as they were relegated the following season.
In 1999, Dyche was loaned out to Luton Town, where he made 14 appearances.
Dyche subsequently joined Watford and captained the side in his final season with the club, spending three years there.
He joined his final side, Northampton Town, in 2005. He helped them gain promotion from League Two but after falling out of favour with new manager Stuart Gray, Dyche was released and later announced his retirement as a player.
Time as Watford manager
After announcing his retirement, Dyche rejoined Watford as coach of the under-18s side in 2007. He was promoted to first team assistant manager under Malky Mackay in July 2009. Two years later, Dyche was announced as the new manager.
In his first season in charge, Watford finished 11th in the Championship, the club's best finish in four years. However, due to a change in ownership, Dyche was relieved of his duties at the end of the season.
Successes in Lancashire
In October 2012, Dyche was named manager of Burnley after Eddie Howe had returned to Bournemouth.
In September 2013, Dyche was named Championship Manager of the Month after leading his side to their best start to a season since they were founded in 1882.
However, Burnley spent just one season in the top flight as they were relegated with two games to go. After signing a contract extension in February 2016, Dyche guided his side back to the Premier League, clinching the Championship title in the process.
In January 2018, Dyche signed a new contract with the Clarets that would keep him at the side until the summer of 2022.
In the 2020/21 season, Dyche's side struggled and were in the relegation battle for most of the season. They finished in 17th place, just outside the relegation zone, 11 points clear of 18th-placed Fulham.
With just seven games remaining in the season, Burnley sacked Dyche in April 2022, with Mike Jackson taking temporary charge of the side.
Rescue mission at Everton
Sean Dyche's personal life
Sean Dyche has a wife called Jane and they have two sons together. One of them, Max, plays for Northampton Town.
Dyche was a Liverpool supporter in his youth.