Everton Dealt Major Blow in Manager HuntBy Unclassified • Nov 8th, 2017 • Category: News |
EVERTON have been handed another major set back in their hunt for a new manager.
The Everton board have been split in their decision regarding the appointment.
Caretaker manager David Unsworth, former England man Sam Allardyce and Burnley’s Sean Dyche were initial favourites for the post. David Moyes was also being considered by chairman Bill Kenwright.
However, the underwhelming fan response for these names – combined with Moshiri’s desire for a long-term solution to match his ambition rather than a short-term fix – led to the club seeking alternatives.
Amongst these names is Diego Simeone. The Argentine is highly regarded within the European game and is major shareholder Farhad Moshiri’s dream candidate. Everton have the funds to prize the Athletico man away plus the lure of a huge transfer budget, but the move seems highly unlikely at this stage in the season and at this stage in the clubs development.
Marco Silva is also on the club’s shortlist, however the club were given a huge ‘hands-off’ warning by the Watford owners after the match between Everton and their London rivals on Saturday.
Some Everton fans have argued Silva would be the wrong appointment at this stage anyway given his limited Premier League experience – he was relegated with Hull last season and has only been at Watford few months.
However, his track record previously – at only 40 years old – is one of great quality, but the Toffees will now likely have to look elsewhere given Silva’s unwillingness to break his contract so soon after joining plus Watford’s insistence that he is not available.
Watford will of course, ultimately recognise money talks should Silva be interested in the Everton role, but would demand a substantial multi-million compensation package, one recognising the inflation in transfer and managerial compensation fees within the football industry over the past year. Everton may prefer to use these funds to offer a manager of the calibre of Carlo Ancelotti a huge joining fee.