Everton NEED To Make Managerial Statement or Forever Remain Stepping StoneBy Ryan Grant • Nov 22nd, 2017 • Category: News |
EVERTON – one of England’s most successful clubs – historically at least.
And that’s all it will be, forever history and no modern day success, if Everton continue the way they are going. Because this is the worst Everton side in a long, long time and one still requiring a new manager.
So in reference to the new manager hunt, why are the board demonstrating to the country a complete lack of football tact and waves of naivety? The longer this goes on, the harder it will be for the new manager to get his ideas across quickly specially considering the amount of time Unsworth seems to be having.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen this, even this season.
The summer transfer window ultimately turned out to be a disappointment. Ross Barkley almost followed the dynamic Spaniard Gerard Deulofeu out the door and Everton sold their best player, 26-goal striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United – who themselves had only finished one place above the blues.
Whilst the goalkeeper situation was addressed effectively, quality individual players in important areas were required, such as at least one all-round centre forward, a quick left-sided centre back and quality cover at full back. None of these were recruited. Evertonian’s would also argue that some consistent, goalscoring wingers were needed rather than waste vast resources on ineffective, slow midfielders that are ill-suited to the dynamic and aggressive style of football Everton fans crave. The board failed then, just like they appear to be doing now.
A Second Disaster Must Be Avoided
They’ve tried to talk to Marco Silva and failed, although they are apparently still trying to agree a compensation package with Watford.
David Moyes went to West Ham and even Sam Allardyce pulled out of the running after the dwelling and indecision by the Everton board. The bookies don’t have a clue and a new name appears in their latest odds every other day. The latest being Louis Van Gaal and Ralf Rangnick.
It appears to be a board who cannot agree, work on different pages and are thus failing to provide a strong identity and direction for the club.
If they wanted David Unsworth, he would have been given the job by now. It’s clear they are muddled in their thinking and are at a crossroads otherwise their would be someone in by now.
Diego Simeone is a no-go at the moment, but is a manager of the calibre required. Everton should be speaking to Anchelloti, Thomas Tuchel and names of this ilk if they are going to achieve the kind of success the club deserves. Money talks, but mid-season it is proving to become a disastrous recruitment task.
A Big Name is Needed to Keep Big Players
Mikel Arteta, Joleon Lescott, Wayne Rooney and Jack Rodwell all left Everton to win trophies at other clubs. In more recent times, Maroune Fellaini, John Stones and Romelu Lukaku also left. The former has already won trophies at United and both Stones and Lukaku are now destined for a trophy-filled career.
Barkley is on his way out too and as a fan himself, can probably see the direction the club is going in does not work in harmony with their lofty ambitions. A certain calibre of manager is required to not only attract players but keep the best players – those like we had before – and build a squad capable of challenging rather than one off the pace. At the moment we look like a side full of veterans and youth combined with underperforming ineffective players. He must bring a strong identity and style of play to the club and that starts in the January window – that”s if there’s even an appointment by then..