Five Managers That Might Interest Everton At The Moment

Big spending Everton have struggled so far this term. They’ve been less than impressive on the park and they find themselves in sixteenth spot in the Premier League (only two points away from the relegation zone) and that’s simply not good enough.

That has seen the pressure mount on boss Ronald Koeman and the Dutchman is now favourite to be the next English top flight gaffer to lose his job at odds of 5/6 (at time of writing).

I thought I’d look at five possible managerial candidates that may interest the Toffees board, if they do indeed decide to replace Koeman.


Well Carlo Ancelotti has just left Bayern Munich and he has previously made it known that he’d like to work in the Premier League again.

The Italian veteran has a vast amount of experience and won plenty of silverware at illustrious clubs such as Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSG, Chelsea and Bayern. So if Everton really want to break into the top four and are looking for a top class coach then that’s what they’ll get in Ancelotti.

Carlo would come in and sort out the defence and try and make Everton hard to beat. He would instantly command respect within the dressing room.

The issues would be could he solve the goal scoring problems at Goodison? Would he want to make an immediate return to the game after his brutal sacking in Germany? Does he have the hunger to prove that he’s not over the hill?


The French boss won Ligue 1 titles with Bordeaux and PSG. The Bordeaux title success might be very encouraging to the Everton hierarchy as it proves he can over-succeed at clubs.

At PSG he worked with huge superstar names and did his best to keep them in check and won the league title in each of his three seasons in charge at the Parc des Princes. He also oversaw his side in Paris to three quarter-finals in the Champions League.

Has had a break since his 2016 sacking, so could be itching to show the world what he can do again. He was the French international boss between 2010-12, so his knowledge of the Premier League should be decent but he’s never managed outside of France.

Seemed to struggle tactically at times and Everton might want a safer pair of hands. Plus he has been recently linked with the Bayern vacancy as well as the Lille job.


Dyche’s Burnley side were the latest team to get three points against the Toffees at Goodison last weekend.

The forty-six year old has worked wonders at Turf Moor and they are currently succeeding above their own expectation levels. The Englishman has shown that he is capable of spotting talent and getting the most out of said talent. That includes recent Everton arrival Michael Keane plus the likes of Tom Heaton, Andre Ward and Kieran Trippier.

His ability to have a good working relationship with Joey Barton, shows us that he’s capable to gaining respect from his players and dealing with big egos. I don’t doubt Dyche would jump at the chance to work at a bigger club and show that he can handle the pressure. He’d certainly kick a few arses in the home dressing room.

Sean would be concerned that domestic managers don’t get a chance at European challenging side. Plus would he leave Burnley during a campaign?


Like Ancelotti and Blanc, Enrique would bring a trophy laden CV. He brought the Champions League back to the Nou Camp in 2015. You’d bet your bottom dollar that Toffee’s owner Farhad Moshiri would see bring in the former FC Barcelona boss as a real coup for the Merseyside club!

Likes to see his side playing the Barca way; which is obviously fast, high pressing and attractive. Managed a very temperamental squad at Barca, so he will have no problem asserting himself at Goodison.

I’d be a bit wary of him coming in and expecting his style to be able to work straight away, it could go a bit like it did with Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace as you can’t get away from the fact that Everton have a slow and unconvincing frontline.

Plus the Spaniard has no experience in English football and would he really fancy the Everton job?


Moyes offers an interesting option. The Scot obviously managed the Toffees between 2002 and 2013 and knows the club inside out. A lot of Everton’s success in recent years has been down to the stability and foundations he brought to the club during his tenure in charge.

The fifty-four year old obviously still has a great relationship with chairman Bill Kenwright and that could be a factor in him returning to Merseyside. David also knows a few of the current backroom team that work at Finch Farm training centre.

He has had two spells working with Wayne Rooney plus was always one that would bleed youngsters into the first team.

I think that the fans would be extremely angry and disappointed to see Moyes back in the Everton dugout. He looks to be tainted after poor records at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland. The Toffees faithful wouldn’t want to go back and would prefer a new face if Ronald Koeman leaves.

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