The vast majority of Blues want to see Koeman replaced. Hopefully, the Board are sounding out potential replacements, as we can all see where this is heading.
Who can we get? In no particular order, here's a quick rundown of names who could possibly step into the hot seat once the inevitable happens:
1. Thomas Tuchel.
2. Sam Allardyce.
3. Sean Dyche.
4. Chris Coleman.
5. David Unsworth.
6. David Moyes Mk II
7. Brendan Rodgers.
8. Walter Mazzarri.
I personally don't see Ancelotti even considering us, and there is no way Benitez will upset the red side of the City by coming to us. The same could be said for Rodgers, but he will want to get back into the Premier League.
It's not exactly an inspirational list of candidates, but we have to start somewhere!
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1 Posted 10/10/2017 at 21:29:11
2 Posted 10/10/2017 at 21:34:57
3 Posted 10/10/2017 at 21:47:01
4 Posted 10/10/2017 at 22:12:30
Where is the Tinker man these days. Pellegrini, Mancini, Da Silva, Tim Cahill, Reid / Heath, Lennon, Ancellotti, Gullitt, Giggs, Viera, Howe, Pulis etc etc
That lot should get the juices flowing.
5 Posted 10/10/2017 at 22:27:33
Seeing as how the wonderful people in charge of our club knew for months (years?) that Lukaku would have to be replaced, they made a pigs ear out of that so why should we expect them to prepare the club for the next step until the very last minute and have every Tom, Dick and Harry linked with us until finally appointing Ferguson and Unsworth as the dream team?
6 Posted 10/10/2017 at 22:31:45
The candidates would be:
3. Marco Silva
4. Eddie Howe
I can't see anyone else being involved.
7 Posted 10/10/2017 at 22:36:40
8 Posted 10/10/2017 at 23:27:42
Dyche, Silva & Howe could effectively finish 15th, 16th, 17th and their chairmen would think "It's job done, we're still in the Premier League, thanks for another £100m." They aren't under any particular pressure.
We need a manager who has previous, a CV with silverware and Euro qualification on it.
I'd fancy a crack at Luis Enrique, Mancini & Ancelotti and approach all three at once.
9 Posted 10/10/2017 at 23:39:26
He has had rave reviews from ex-pro's in the know, so he's definitely one to keep an eye on. A £6m salary should guarantee you a big name, if you can convince them we are the right club.
10 Posted 11/10/2017 at 06:01:13
If the change is to be soon I would only consider one man, Rhino.
It would be an ideal opportunity to test his skills in the big league, but a risky venture to commit to a full-time appointment. As a caretaker manager he would likely retain a position in the club if he was not as successful as required.
Also, David is popular with fans, he would not cost a fortune and he may be given time to settle in.
11 Posted 11/10/2017 at 09:17:16
12 Posted 11/10/2017 at 09:43:56
Agreed, Kevin, for me he is the outstanding candidate and the next Pochettino. He also won the League in Portugal, don't forget.
13 Posted 11/10/2017 at 10:09:42
"Keano", as you call him, is nothing but a bully boy. I wouldn't want him anywhere near our club.
14 Posted 11/10/2017 at 10:50:51
Very wary of Joe Parkinson. Him and "the guvnor".
15 Posted 11/10/2017 at 11:25:55
Yes, the same could be said for Pochettino when he left for Spurs but he'd completed a major turnaround at Southampton finishing 8th, their highest Premier League finish in a decade and with their highest number of Premier League points.
Marco Silva has a fair bit to do yet, it's too early. Maybe Watford will be his Southampton?
I know the reason for his sacking from Sporting CP was atrocious but I worry that he likes to tapdance between clubs, 6 in 7 years. There's no stability there.
Is he a manager always looking for the next move, the next rung of the ladder? Would he use us as a further stepping stone in building his reputation?
If the decision to remove Koeman was made today, Silva would be my outside gamble.
16 Posted 11/10/2017 at 11:58:18
What will have changed over the past week and a half under Koeman? The way we've been playing we do not stand a chance against Lyon and Arsenal at Goodison next week. Bring Rhino in now and the Old Lady will be rocking for those games.
Whether we think he can do it long term or think he shouldn't be in charge at all, I'm sure we'd all love nothing more than a Bluenose to be the one to make us successful again. It would give us a chance v Lyon (which we need to stay in Europe) and v Arsenal.
He'd have our support simply because he is one of us and we'd give him the time to have a proper go at it. We are Everton if you don't get it (Koeman), then fuck off.
17 Posted 11/10/2017 at 13:36:44
18 Posted 11/10/2017 at 14:19:59
19 Posted 11/10/2017 at 14:48:24
To add to Mr Riding's shrewd shout-out to Pulis (think of the miracle at Palace) you can add Gordon Strachan as his number two and Reid/Southall combo' as Directors of Football. Sorted.
20 Posted 11/10/2017 at 14:59:46
No offence Martin, I enjoy your posts, just fancied a laugh. Apologies in advance.
21 Posted 11/10/2017 at 16:26:41
It is true that our most successful managers played for the club like Kendall, Catterick and Royle but those times are eons ago. You don't see it anymore in competitive leagues let alone the premier league. Barca, Ajax etc do it but those clubs are more or less guaranteed a title challenge or a top 3 finish in their league. Even Koeman and De Boer won stuff their but have been found out elsewhere. Pep has yet to convince after failing in Europe at Bayern and now after spending millions at Man City.
The only reason I'd give Rhino a try is to do with our young players, he is totally untried at this level apart from the last game of 2015-16.
Look at Dunc, he has been part of our first team coaching staff for Bobby Brown Shoes and Koeman and we don't look any better.
There are too many people living in the past on here, what worked in the 60s and 80s won't work now!
The managers who I would look at replacing Korean, if he goes are:
1. Manuel Pellegrini, has Premier League experience with City. Won the title and 2 league cups playing good football. Plus got them to the semis of the Champions League. He also did outstanding work at Villarreal and Malaga.
2. Sean Dyche, has kept Burnley up with a small budget. Has regularly beaten the top sides and his sides can play good football. Plus he seems like a no-nonsense person too.
3. Roberto Mancini, another foreign coach with Premier Leagueexperience, won Man City's first title in 44 years and the FA Cup. Plays good football and won titles with Inter. Temperamental though and could fall out with players.
4. Laurent Blanc, a solid option. Won titles with PSG and with Bordeaux. Knows our league from his playing days at Manure. Defensive minded but not overly.
5. Marcelo Bielsa, “El Loco” as he is known is currently in charge of Lille. The Argy is considered the most innovative coach in the world and likes to play fast attacking football. Won titles in Argentina and got Chile back onto the world stage. Got Bilbao to the Europa League final playing Fergie's Man Utdoff the park.
Unpredictable though, leaves jobs early. Quit SS Nazio after 2 days and never manages top teams.
6. Leonardo Jardim, the Portuguese coach won the French title with Monaco last year, their first for 17 years. Plays fast attacking football with young players and was also a success in Portugal. Could come here with having to deal with Monaco selling their stars all the time.
7. Michael O'Neill, current Northern Ireland manager. He has worked wonders with them, getting them to the Euros in 2016 and to the playoffs for Russia 2018. Also worked wonders at Shamrock Rovers with winning their first titles and years and becoming the first Irish side to qualify for the main stages of a major European competition.
8. Luis Enrique, the Spaniard left Barca last year after 3 seasons of great success. He likes his sides to play fast counter attacking football. Rest of his career isn't impressive though with stints at Celta Vigo, Spartak Moscow and Roma.
9. Maurizio Sarri, the Italian has done a great job with Napoli after Rafa Benitez left. Napoli have consistently finished in the top 3 in Serie A and are leading the seemingly unstoppable Juve this season. Plays fast, controlled possession football in a 4-3-3 system.
10. Eddie Howe, young and English, apparently grew up an Evertonian and has brought minnows Bournemouth up the leagues and into the Premier League and kept them there. He likes to play attractive football and he talks a good game.
Thing is, Bournemouth can't defend, he is very like Martinez and last time he left Bournemouth to go to a bigger club up North at Burnley, he scarpered back down to the south coast after a couple of months. Plus his transfers have been suspect with spending £15m on Jordan Ibe.
Other candidates are Pulis, Big Sam, Brendan Rodgers, Derek McInnes at Aberdeen, Tuchel, Jesus at Sporting. Ancelotti would obviously be the top choice but I don't see him coming.
22 Posted 11/10/2017 at 16:51:14
The main thing I want to see though is a coach. Not enough of the names mentioned are coaches. I want someone who can get a hold of this team and really coach them into better players, the way that Pochettino has done. Spurs have it exactly right for me. I want to see us hire someone with a plan, a vision for the club for the long term. Basically someone who can do all the things Martinez promised but failed to deliver.
We have a great youth side, we have signed some very interesting and exciting young talent to supplement them. So why not try to bring them all through? I would like to see us only sign one or two players each year, for big money, and cultivate the rest.
Of course we lack pace, we lack width, and we lack cutting edge. We should know more about Bolasie and Coleman come January and if they can show signs that they're not physically diminished, then they solve a lot of problems. Meaning we can focus on getting a world class striker.
I'd then like to see the manager really coach the side to play a particular way or style. The style should reflect what Everton is about. For me, our crowd likes tackling too much for it not to be part of the manager's make-up. We love to see that aggression. We are also the school of science, and we love a bit of silk and steel. Pochettino would be absolutely perfect. We cannot have him, but let's find the next one, and I think Silva might just be it.
23 Posted 11/10/2017 at 16:54:36
I would give Koeman till January and review it then unless we can get Ancelotti now.
If things do not improve drastically I would give Rhino till the end of the season and interview him alongside other candidates next summer.
The key problem for me is to remove Bill from any operating role and get a top quality goalscorer in, money no object.
24 Posted 11/10/2017 at 16:55:36
As for Lazio, he had it in his contract that they would sign 3 specific players, they failed to do so and, in true Bielsa fashion, he resigned. Bielsa is a simple guy, he will keep his promises if the board keeps theirs.
At 62, his own energy may be on the wane, I doubt he has the appetite to learn English fluently, but perhaps in another lifetime he would have been a perfect coach for us in around 2000-2010.
25 Posted 11/10/2017 at 17:01:09
26 Posted 11/10/2017 at 17:08:04
So, who do we get in for 18 months or are we sticking with icy Ron?
Nice reassuring vision here of a managerial-go-round, revolving doors, mixed metaphors and all that.
I'm thinking ahead like a good'un and will say with some boldness that we should go for Arteta/Cahill 19 months after we get Silva in and that we should change our name to Everton Palace with immediate effect.
27 Posted 11/10/2017 at 22:00:09
28 Posted 12/10/2017 at 00:33:51
Everton are more likely to keep the faith with Koeman, maybe splash £50m on a striker, probably one Walsh would need to agree due to the shaky ground Koeman is on right now, and see if Koeman can make the end of the season. I expect he will do just enough to see out his contract. Then, we should look to take Silva.
If it was up to me, I'd sack him and see if we could wave enough money in front of Nagelsmann to come to England for a real job rather than take the Munich job, which isn't much of a challenge.
An alternative is his old mate, Dominic Tedesco of Schalke, but he is very much in the Silva category of "needs further observation".
29 Posted 12/10/2017 at 01:25:05
30 Posted 12/10/2017 at 13:23:16
Give it to Unsworth and Ferguson, let them work the team and at least there would be some passion. I would far sooner see Dogs of War than all of this tippy-tappy shite.
31 Posted 12/10/2017 at 13:45:33
33 Posted 16/10/2017 at 20:25:19
IMO this limits the list somewhat to Rhino and possibly Dyche. I get the support for Silva but I'm really unsure about him and although I am not sure about the other two, they will, I think get the players playing for the shirt.
34 Posted 17/10/2017 at 23:04:58
As for Silva, my impression is that, if we wait too long, he may end up at Arsenal or Chelsea.
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