Everton’s 2-5 home loss to Arsenal on Sunday was the final nail in Ronald Koeman’s coffin as the Toffees hierarchy decided to sack him today.
The former Southampton manager worked at Goodison Park in the previous 17 months, but after series of poor results this season, it became evident that he had to go.
After Chairman Bill Kenwright lost his patience with Koeman and finally sacked him, a big question emerged – who should be the next Everton manager? We created a list of seven potential names who could become the new gaffer at Goodison Park, so let’s have a look.
The former Borussia Dortmund head coach is currently without a club and available for work, but whether he’s interested in joining the club of Everton’s stature remains to be seen.
The 44-year-old always expressed his admiration for the Premier League as he undoubtedly likes the playing style so the Toffees could attract him with a huge offer.
The Burnley gaffer is a more realistic option for Kenwright than Tuchel, and following the Clarets results in the previous season and this campaign, Dyche could be a perfect solution for Everton.
It is only a matter of time when Dyche will switch Burnley for a bigger club, and Everton seems like a possible destination.
The club legend and former defender, Unsworth is currently the head of the U-23 team and many Everton fans are seeing him as a future boss.
However, Unsworth is not experienced enough, and he still needs to learn before his baptism of fire in the Premier League.
Silva took over at Vicarage Road this summer after his stint with Hull City and is a young manager who nurtures attacking football with plenty of running.
The 40-year-old Portuguese is not expected to leave Watford after only a few months there, but Everton would be a step forward in his career, so he must be considered as a potential candidate.
The former England gaffer never got the opportunity to lead one of the big clubs in the Premier League, and his fighting spirit and history of avoiding relegation with several teams is something that Everton need.
I seriously doubt that the Toffees will fight relegation this season, even though they are currently in danger zone, but if that happens, Allardyce is the right man for the role.
The Scotsman spent 11 years at Goodison Park and even led the team to the 4th place in the Premier League, but after he joined the bitter rivals Manchester United in 2013, the fans will not be delighted to see him in the charge again.
Moyes got sacked at Old Trafford and then at Real Sociedad, after which he relegated with Sunderland, but his results at Everton cannot be forgotten, and that could be a decisive factor for Kenwright.
Another former player, Arteta is working with Pep Guardiola at Etihad at the moment, and although he would be a risky option, the fans would accept him better than Moyes.
The Spaniard captained Everton at one point of his career, playing in over 150 matches from 2005 to 2011, ironically, under Moyes.
Written by Oliver Zivic
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