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Martinez and Pereira in the frame to succeed Moyes

08/05/2013 | Comments (124) claim that Everton have made Roberto Martinez their No 1 target to replace Manchester United-bound David Moyes.

The dubious website claims that the Blues have already identified the Wigan manager as a replacement for the long-serving Scot, who is expected by many in the media to be announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor.

The Mail, meanwhile, have put forward Porto boss Vitor Pereira as the more likely candidate to succeed Moyes. The 44 year-old is also out of contract this summer and is believed to be interested in following his friend Andre Villas-Boas to the Premier League.

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John Crawley
586 Posted 08/05/2013 at 14:59:02
James - yes Malky Mackay would make me shudder as well. I would have liked us to part company with Moyes last season and my choice then would have been Lambert. An attack minded manager, good tactically, gives young players a chance, good eye in the transfer market and has played at the highest level and won the Champions League.
James Marshall
589 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:03:49
Lambert? Interesting choice there, John. Credentials are good in a sense like you say. It really is wide open as to who comes in at Everton.
Christopher Kelly
595 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:06:30
Alasdair - I BEG you - do not mention Stubbs, Weir, or Neville for the job. We need to look OUTSIDE the club for some new fresh air.

This is an opportunity! Let's use it

Paul Dark
599 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:04:02
If Moyes is to leave, we need a man of substance to replace him. not Hughes, Martinez etc. - but a man with a footballing philosophy and brain. I still fancy Bilic, Daum or Klinsmann - either way, we need a thinking man.

Relegation is unthinkable for the club - and that must be a factor.

Good luck to Moyes - I'm very surprised he's looking like being appointed. Perhaps it's the media who have anointed and appointed him.

Rich Williams
601 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:10:51
Anybody mentioned Alan Irvine? Cheap, promotion from within, seamless and Moyes's best pal.
Richard Dodd
605 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:08:34
Moving on, I just heard from an `insider` that Malky McKay is the Board`s preferred candidate but problems expected in negotiating his release by Cardiff.

What`s the betting he fails the fitness test once the Blubirds ask for compo?

Paul Dark
618 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:10:14
Lambert? Crikey! We can do so much better than him.
Chris Regan
620 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:19:59
Fuck! I hope not! Just don't rate him.
Ross Edwards
622 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:20:43
Good luck to Moyes, hope he does well (punching the air with delight!)

One thread said Martinez is No1 target, surprising as I thought BK would go for a yes man or ask DM who he recommended.

Steve Clarke

That would be my list if I was Bill, but I'm not Bill so only Martinez will be considered.
As long as Hughes, Round, Pip and others stay away.

John Gee
624 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:26:25

Big Sam is out of contract in the summer.

FFs, we could be really boned here.

Kev Johnson
626 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:26:34
Steve McLaren is a man looking for a job. Unfortunately, no job is currently looking for Steve McLaren. Long may that situation continue.

I suspect our next manager will be someone recommended by Moyes. So that rules out Arsene Wenger.

Sean Patton
630 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:29:05
i would not be jumping for joy with Martinez but it better not be Mackay who is just another Moyes clone.
Shane Corcoran
631 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:30:35
I still don't believe he'll go to United but if he does leave then my "You Heard It Here First" is Philippe Montanier.
Stuart Mitchell
650 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:39:03
Porto manager Vitor Pereira's name doing the rounds also:
Phil Bellis
651 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:35:39

I'll see your Philippe Montanier and raise you Vitor Pereira

Sam Hoare
652 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:38:21
Vitor Pereira please. Or Laudrup if we can afford the compensation.
Phil Sammon
654 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:39:01
Mark Hughes can fuck clean off. We, as fans, can not let that one happen.
Nelly Verdonghan
656 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:22:18
How about Michael Laudrup....???

Young, progressive, attack-minded manager whose team plays very good PASSING football and has loads of experience as a player at the HIGHEST level to draw on...not a dour defensive 'frightened of big games' manager whose playing career took place largely in the lower echelon's of Div 3 & 4 where the standard style of play is hoofball !!

Michael Laudrup....a manager who won't shit himself every time he goes to Anfield, OT, Emirates & Stamford Bridge...In fact I do believe he's actually won at three of those place this season alone....unlike our present incumbant.

Michael Laudrup...a manager used to dealing with a limited budget and has actually WON a trophy !!

David Moyes has done a very decent job getting us from where we where to were we are so thank you very much for that...... BUT we will NEVER win a trophy under his leadership...his style of play just wont allow it !!.... Time for a change and I think that Laudrup just might be the man

Ross Edwards
657 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:43:38
Don't really know much about Pereira. Can anyone tell me if he is any good or not?
Tamhas Woods
658 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:43:53
In order of preference

1. Roberto Di Matteo
2. Jurgen Klopp
3. Vitor Pereira
4. Slaven Bilic
5. Michael Laudrup

Paul Ferry
664 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:48:30

Get it right Kenwright and cronies:


Got a sneaky preference for Zola; I know, lack of big-time experience in a hot seat and that, exactly the same as Moyses in 2002 though

Dan Brierley
666 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:44:59
Nelly, is that the same Laudrup that Moyes side destroyed 0-3 on their home turf earlier in the season?

I think he has had a good first season, but then again it happens quite often in the Premier League. is it better to judge after at least 2 or 3 seasons to confirm his consistency? And I don't take your point regarding what he achieved as a player. Mark Hughes won plenty, but I wouldn't have him near the club with all due respect.

Ross Edwards
667 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:50:06
Di Matteo
If people are suggesting Pereira, why not Jorge Jesus of Benfica?, Taken them to the Europa final, battered us at Goodison a few years ago. Might bring Oscar Cardozo over.
Thomas James
673 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:38:47
Wigan recently played us off the park and knocked us out of the FA Cup, which probably put Martinez really in the window. Having watched Wigan yesterday (vs Swansea) and the way they don't defend I'm really worried that he is in line.

That said we could be worse off with other managers...Pulis, Hughes, O'Neill and McLeish spring to mind.

I'd like to see the appointment from one of the following:
Bilic - A former Blue and has done very well at international level, questions marks about his ability for the rigours of the Premier League, but Everton would be attractive. His style of play is very Moyes like, so the assembled squad would not need throwing to speak!
Lennon - despite no competition from anyone inside SPL this season he has done well (hear me out!). He has managed to get his team motivated and win games that the players couldn't give a s**t about, especially with CL in mid week.
Laudrup - Done more in one season at Swansea than Moyes could in 11 years at a bigger team, win a trophy playing really good football without spending any money.

An interesting point has been raised else where, on blog, on twitter and on the TalkSport about Moyes out growing Everton - REALLY??. Am I the only on stupid pills thinking that Dortmund have just reached the CL with a squad they paid £30m in total for (Reus £15m their most expensive player).

Tamhas Woods
674 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:52:48
Some muppet on daily mail messageboard saying it's going to be Neville. He would be an asset to the coaching team no doubt... but manager?....
Bjørn-Ivar Pedersen
675 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:44:53
Malky Who???
Well if Vitor Pereira is a real choice, so yes please.
I think it's time for a little foreign input at GP, can't hurt to try as long as he plays attacking football, and bring the best out of Jelavic.
Patrick Murphy
678 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:46:26
21st March 2014 CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT - Bill Kenwright and the board apologise to all Evertonians for the delay in appointing a successor to the position left empty since David Moyes departure to Man U last May.

We are pleased that so many fans took part in the monthly draw to become a manager for the month and congratulate MR J. Davis of the Wirral the winner of the February draw who became the first person to earn three points for the mighty blues with that dramatic late win against Hull City.

Entries for April are still being accepted unless or course we appoint a full-time manager before the closing date of 31st March. All entries entries will be void and no refunds can be made as we haven't got enough to boil a kettle.

Don't forget to renew your Season Tickets, 7 Days left , the Early Bird window closes on 24th March.

Tamhas Woods
680 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:56:20
Ross @ 667, Jorge Jesus?

If Everton qualify for the ECL in 2014, think of the Messiah jokes in NOTW II and The S**, not to mention all those "Number One Footy Fan" sites which plague our search engines and twitter feeds!

Alex Mullan
682 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:54:58
To those of you suggesting Klopp, are you serious? As if he'd go to us! Hes in the champions league final with Dortmund, a club with a huge fan base and huge wealth. Dream land! Hes more likely to be at Real Madrid than Everton!

More realistically Id take Martinez. He will also likely be cheaper once Wigan are relegated.

If we go for McKay, O'Neill, Lennon, Lambert etc etc, think I'll cry.

Anthony Jaras
690 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:00:47
The Possibles for Everton - Martinez, Zola, Di Matteo, Mackay, Laudrup, Rosler, Clarke, Solkjaer, Lennon.

It'll be one of the above names!

I'd like Di Matteo and the fact he is unattached would make him an attractive option for us.

I think though, we will get Martinez and he will bring Kone, McCarthy and McManaman with him.

We will sell Baines to United, Fellaini to Chelsea or City and Jelavic and Heitinga will leave too.

They are my thoughts.

James McGarry
691 Posted 08/05/2013 at 15:58:45
Martinez? Lambert? Your fucking joking. Martinez 4 years fighting relegation and finally achieves it. Lambert fuck me he's barely kept shitty Villa up. Why not look at Stubbs, Sheedy and Ferguson all working as one they know the club inside out and respect the supporters and understand what we want for this club?

All of these have been working at under the youth development and can blood youth who are good enough to step up. We lose talent because of idiots like Moyes with no bottle. Remember that dickhead Hansen once said you win nothing with youth when Utd tried it. The rest is history.

Ross Edwards
696 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:06:15
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus for me. Putting his name out there.
Or Rijkaard, or Zola, Poyet?, Montainier.
It's going to be an agonizing wait.
Thomas James
703 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:05:57
Anthony 690# - good suggestions. Re Martinez I hope you want him to bring McAuthur not McCarthy.

James 691# Ferguson with Neville as assistant could be a very interesting appointment

David Holroyd
705 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:09:50
Martinez please no. My choice Gus Poyet look what he has done at Brighton
David Holroyd
707 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:09:50
Martinez please no. My choice Gus Poyet look what he has done at Brighton
Jim Potter
734 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:13:59
This is going to be a tipping point. We've had a solid, honourable manager who deserves a chance to work with some serious money and prove the doubters wrong.

For those of us left behind ... I pray we get someone imaginative, attacking, progressive and passionate!

And for God's sake let's give whoever it is a chance and not expect miracles.

Barry Rathbone
745 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:24:24
Loads of good names out there .... CAN'T FOOKIN WAIT!!!
Robbie Muldoon
752 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:22:08
Moyes went head to head in a massive Cup game at Goodison this season, don't forget what happened there.
James Carlisle
753 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:13:38
I hope all this furor doesn't distract us. We've still got one big performance left against WHU to confirm 6th. After that they can just go out and enjoy Chelsea.

We're all hoping we get a flashy manager like Martinez, Laudrup etc. However, knowing Blue Bill it wouldn't surprise me if we ended up with Neville. If that is the case, I will weep.

If Moyes does indeed go, then it'll be interesting how him and Rooney get on. He'll probably sort out a quickfire move to Real the moment Moyes is appointed.

Ross Edwards
757 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:34:48
I think Tony Marsh should get the job...
James Martin
765 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:35:50
Yes Robbie but don't also forget that he never beat Moyes in the league in all the attempts he had against him home or away. Also read osmewhere that SPurs hadn't beaten Chelsea away since LIneker played for them - thought it was only Moyes who pulled stuff like that.

I hope its not Martinez or Mckay - we need a bigger name than that. Don't fancy getting tonked home and away until April every year.

Kevin Day
770 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:31:41
I think Everyone is jumping the gun. If Moyes is leaving we will know by the time we play west ham, if there's no announcement by then he's staying. Klop to united, Guardiola is taking over at Dortmond next season.
Ian McPherson
781 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:47:22
Just heard Neil Lennon is in liverpool from a celtic fan.
John Gee
785 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:45:10
Laudrup just signed a new contract, Martinez seems a bit nice-but-dim, Poyet would turn us into a laughing stock-his support of Suarez over the last 2 seasons has shown him to be a fucking idiot.

The shite loving media would want Moyes at Man Utd because it could be argued that it would weaken 2 clubs.

Alex Mullan
790 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:52:18
Kevin Day, Pep Guardiola has already been confirmed as Bayern manager...quite some time ago.
Thomas James
793 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:51:48
Ian 781# hahaha, what a joker. I just had a text that Juan Román Riquelme was just spotted at John Lennon Airport.....!
Scott Hamilton
798 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:56:25
Rafa Benitez has just been spotted at the Salt House Tapas on Hanover Street
Patrick Murphy
799 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:55:54
I believe our new manager will be at Goodison on Sunday, welcome to Eveton Big Sam. Aaarghhhh!

Stuart O'Malley
802 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:51:20
Thomas ( 703 ), James McCarthy is a far superior player to James McArthur, and is only going to get better. If we do go for Martinez, I for one really hope he brings McCarthy with him, other than that he will be playing for one of the rich boys come August. In three years I reckon he will be one of the top midfielders in the country. Oh yeah, my personal choice to suceed DM would be Poyet or Solksjaer. Sweet Jesus don't let it be S McLaren or M O'Neill.
Patrick Murphy
803 Posted 08/05/2013 at 16:57:51
What Lennon spotted at Lennon Airport, has anybody here seen Elvis?

Anthony Jaras
818 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:05:09
Worst possible - realistic - appointments (in no particular order.)


Ray Roche
836 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:12:20
If Hughes, Alardyce, Pulis, Redknapp, ONeill, McLaren are appointed I shall ask for a refund on my Season Ticket. If some of you think we've been shite under Moyes you just won't believe the garbage that lot will present you with. I wouldn't be surprised if Phil Neville returned to Utd in some capacity, on the coaching staff.
John Gee
866 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:45:39
Patrick, just seen Elvis at Burger King.
Patrick Murphy
872 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:50:20
John, He'll get banned for sure this time he's always leaving the loo door open.
Richard Dodd
873 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:34:54
I`d go for Ross Edwards.!
Guaranteed to improve on Moyes` regular seventhish or would forego his salary in the cause of reducing `other operating costs`.
Brilliant,constructive communication skills and capable of becoming the very first to manage entirely via the internet.
Well able to combine the post with that of Chairman and Financial Guru.
All round good gaffer!
Christopher Wallace
882 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:49:01
Our back four (if we keep Jags and Baines) are far better than Wigan's so I doubt we would have the same defensive shambles on show at the DW under Martinez.

I think Poyet has done a great job at Brighton and should have some La Liga and South American contacts to unearth a gem or two!

Howard Meakin
884 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:44:57
Good luck to Moyes, he deserves a shot at a club with money. I think Phil Neville will go with him. I would like to see Gus Poyet replace Moyes but I think we will get Martinez.
Patrick Murphy
886 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:51:05
Richard you are far too modest you know that you are the natural successor to the 'holy one' and besides which if the results go badly you can buy us all off with cut-price booze from the Freshy.

Kevin Day
888 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:53:12
Alex Mullan

Sorry your right, that's what I meant, gut the 2 clubs mixed up.

Ian McPherson
890 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:50:33
Lennon 16s to 12-1 Sky bet, just saying....
John Gee
893 Posted 08/05/2013 at 17:52:02
Moyes is due to meet Kenwright in London today.

DM: 'how do fella, met anyone with the first name 'sheik' recently?'

Bill: 'no'

DM: 'Ok. See yer'

Wayne McNee
915 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:05:25
Anyone remember the move we made for Klinsmann one time?
We offered £££'s plus helicopter commuting between London & Liverpool. It would probably be more like Super Advance return train tickets these days!
What's the "game plan" these days? What would BK say to a potential manager to encourage him to sign besides salary? The words "piss", "in" & "pot" would surely feature in any discussion regarding transfer budget & so we really can't expect anyone world class can we?
Paul Ferry
921 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:16:03
Has Doddy said who he would like to fill Moyes's boots? Richard mate,
who's on your list if you are able to bring yourself around to thinking about life after Moyes?
Brian Foley
922 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:17:53
Phil Sammon 654 THE most important post on here.
Ray Roche
931 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:29:06
Wayne McNee
It would probably be more like Super Advance return train tickets these days"
I think Bill would lend him a grey wig and his Bus Pass.
Kieran Fitzgerald
932 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:17:37
I'm still laughing at the Moyes to Utd joke. Fuck me, that's even better than my 'two cows standing in a field' joke, and I only wheel that one out on special occasions.

I don't do twitter so for any Daily Mail sports editiors reading this, the Everton Board have already shortlisted Maradona, Pele, Paul Gascoigne and Kev Johnson to replace Moyes.

This will be in the Mail's first edition by 6am and Sky sports news will have it as the banner headline by 10am tomorrow.

If anybody asks, I got it from Ged's dog Jess.

Jeremy Benson
934 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:24:25
What about Di Matteo?

Was doing a good job at chelsea and won the champions league...

I doubt we will pay much compensation so it needs to be someone out of contract.

Paul Ellam
949 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:30:46
Peirera and Montanier are quite appealing in an unknown foreigner kind of way.
Might turn out to be brilliant or hopeless - who knows?
Closer to home, names everybody knows and ones I am open to joining are Poyet, Laudrup and maybe Di Matteo.
Chances are we will end up with Dean Saunders!!!
Paul Ellam
950 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:38:01
PS - I actually think Moyes will stay and Mourinho will go to Man Utd
Carl Sanderson
956 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:37:20
Richard 873:

That's the only amusing thing I've read today. Very droll!

Andrew Grey
958 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:36:30
Solskjaer so we can groom him for the United job!
Ross Edwards
980 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:51:16
Scott Hamilton
Rafa is starting his new job as a waiter there.
Thanks for the endorsement! You can join the coaching staff!
Ross Edwards
987 Posted 08/05/2013 at 18:54:59
"If Hughes, Alardyce, Pulis, Redknapp, ONeill, McLaren are appointed I shall ask for a refund on my Season Ticket. If some of you think we've been shite under Moyes you just won't believe the garbage that lot will present you with. I wouldn't be surprised if Phil Neville returned to Utd in some capacity, on the coaching staff."
If any of them are appointed I will throw myself head first into the Mersey. You can quote me on that...
Andy Crooks
997 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:01:12
Here's a terrifying thought, Sven is available.
Ross Edwards
004 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:08:20
Sven is a good club manager, internationally he is crap.
Eugene Ruane
024 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:06:48
If Moyes goes, wonder if we'll go through the same selection process as last time when choosing a new manager.

If so, my guess is the decision would probably be made by Geraldine Lynton-Edwards.

If however we go through a different process and the decision is NOT made by one of Michael Winner's ex-girlfriends, I'm not really sure what happens.

Tim Lampshire
027 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:24:28
Kev Johnson for me, plain and simple.
James Morgan
029 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:20:29
I hope it's not Poyet, he'd be forever defending Suarez's indiscretions!
Andy Crooks
032 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:21:54
Ross, I was about to take issue with your comments but thought I'd check my facts first. You are absolutely right, up to his ill -fated England appointment his club record was excellent.
Lee Browne
034 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:25:39
I'd give Big Dunc a go rather than Roberto!!!
Brian Waring
041 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:16:34
Jim Potter "who deserves a chance to work with some serious money and prove the doubters wrong" Jim, how would Moyes getting to work with loads of money prove the doubters wrong? Wouldn't he just become one of those managers who we're always being told, the only reason they always win everything is because of the money, so, Moyes winning things with loads of money doesn't prove anything.
Stuart O'Malley
043 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:28:00
I stand to be corrected, but hasn't this vitor periera guy been a bit of a failure this season in portugal, coming second in the league which is unacceptable for a club like porto. why are people championing him?
Ross Edwards
046 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:34:27
Frank de Boer?
Stuart O'Malley
061 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:40:37
the spanish corrospondent on sky just said Moyes turned down malaga, bilbao and wolfsburg in recent years. Guillermo balague I think his name is and he is usually quite reliable.
Tony Twist
068 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:34:20
We need to keep as far away as possible from ex-Everton players in my opinion so, I would be happy with Poyet, Pereira, the Spanish Waiter... not sure about Sven, he did make an initial good impression at Man City but in the end went flat. We'll probably end up with Di Matteo or Martinez or O'Neill.

The only ex-Everton player that would be acceptable would be Bilic but I can't see that happening. BK has to stop thinking that lightning strikes twice with getting a Moyes clone and bring in someone who will take things forward, above and beyond the good work carried out by Moyes. It's time he showed some metal and bring in someone who will impress and make the players want to stay at the club and also attract new talent to the club.

Ross Edwards
073 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:49:57
DM would be a lunatic to turn Man U down. If he turns this down this might be his last chance.
Pete Fancy
075 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:50:28
What manager will want to sign up with no transfer kitty?
Sam Wilson
082 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:45:51
I'd like to see these names on Bills shortlist

* Lambert
* Pereira
* Bilic
* Laudrup
* Solskjaer

Not necessarily in that order, but just the thought of these other names that are being thrown in the hat, including Martinez and especially Hughes and O'Neill make me sick to my stomach!

Please don't fuck this up Everton!

Stuart Eaton
098 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:57:27
Whoever we get he will surely get a nice lump of cash to spend, no one is going to put up with the crap Moyes had to suffer from the board.
Sean Patton
120 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:09:03
I am not getting carried away yet as I just cant believe United would consider Moyes him let alone make him first choice.
Ross Edwards
121 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:19:37
It's the Scottish connection isn't it Sean?
Dave James
122 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:14:43
I'm a bit scared by some of the names being touted on here so I thought I'd throw a new one into the mix...

How about Paul Clement, the coach at PSG? Failing that, Bilic and Big Dunc please.

Phil Sammon
123 Posted 08/05/2013 at 19:49:37
Rijkaard, Klopp, Frank De Boer ---- What the fuck is Ross Edwards on?!

Back on planet Earth, I think the likes of Zola, Di Matteo, Clarke and Martinez are more realistic options.

My own thoughts:

Di Matteo - Despite the honour next to his name he's still very much unproven in my view. His style of football at Chelsea was pretty mundane also.

Martinez - You have to love his style of play but is it suitable for Everton. I think with Moyes we all got frustrated at a lack of flair. With Martinez we'll bemoan everything else.

Zola - I honestly haven't seen enough to comment. I do know it seems to be a bit of a mad situation at Watford at the moment.

Clarke - I like him. I like the way he plays. If we could tempt him to Everton then is certainly take it.

Laudrup - Another I like. He has agreed another season at Swansea and I expect him to honour that.

A few foreign names been bandied around. I doubt many people have seen more than two or three Benfica/Sevilla etc games all season. I know I'm not fit to judge anyway.

David Chait
124 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:20:15
What's Gus Hiddink up to these days?
Kevin Tully
125 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:06:17
We really need to be cute about who we appoint as our next manager. My main criteria would be;

1. He has to have won a major trophy, either here or abroad.

2. No journeymen with 6 or 7 clubs on their C.V. mainly in the lower Leagues.(Dave Jones, Warnock etc )

3. An excellent knowledge of overseas players, with links to as many clubs as possible.

4. An ability to attract good players to the club, because of reputation.

5. No respect for so called 'bigger' clubs - we are Everton.

6. Not Scottish ( Just for a change )

Andrew Yates
150 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:23:46
Can we swap Moyes for Sir Alex?
Sean Patton
159 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:36:46
Maybe Ross but just imagine you are a Man United fan for a second would you be happy replacing Ferguson with Moyes.

I have just had a quick search on Pereira and Porto are second in the table 2 points behind Benfica who they play at home this weekend if they win they will go top with 1 game remaining, both teams are unbeaten in the league this season.

He has won 5 out of 8 games in the Champions League this season after Porto won the title last year, he sounds promising to me.

Matthew Williams
162 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:18:28
Is Steve Keane still on gardening leave?

Let's get this one right for once, eh Bill!
Ste McCoombe
175 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:47:11
Klinsman, laudrup or Lennon for me. Still don't reckon Moyes will be appointed though.
Ste McCoombe
182 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:50:43
Also, please not Martinez. Average manager consistently at the bottom of the league. Anyone who plays Jordi Gomez and doesn't realise he's the worst player in the league is deluded.
David Chait
187 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:55:15
So no Mick McCarthy then Kevin... A manager I never understood how he got a next job (Ipswich aside now). He would honestly be the worst choice we could make.
Peter Laing
190 Posted 08/05/2013 at 20:58:01
Pellegrini for me all day, took Everton apart at home against Villareal, worked wonders with Malaga in the face of financial meltdown.
Simon Davis
208 Posted 08/05/2013 at 21:07:26
Seriously what about Rafa? Family still on Merseyside and let's face it - hell of a lot better credentials than majority of names already touted.
Phil Sammon
230 Posted 08/05/2013 at 21:23:36
Have a bit of self respect Simon.
Christopher Wallace
234 Posted 08/05/2013 at 21:15:38
Simon (#208) — Rafa is a horrible human being and that's why he fitted right in at the Shite!

Even Moyes's critics will admit that he is a genuinely nice guy and good ambassador for the club!

Realistically, I'd like Poyet or Martinez (our current back 4 are infinitely better than Caldwell, Boyce, Espinoza, Figueroa, etc).

Mark Frere
239 Posted 08/05/2013 at 21:28:48
Phil sammon

Why do you think De Boer is so unrealistic? He is still a young manager and think he would jump at the chance of managing Everton. Didn't Martin Jol leave Ajax to manage Fulham, just so he could manage in the PL. Maybe De Boer could bring his brother and a few other Ajax pals with him, and replace Alan stubbs youth set up with an Ajax style set up

David Chait
242 Posted 08/05/2013 at 21:29:57
Haven't we forgotten most obvious choice : Phil Neville.
Brian Waring
251 Posted 08/05/2013 at 21:36:03
I've been saying that for awhile David, it wouldn't surprise me if BK hasn't already lined up Neville as a replacement if Moyes goes.
Colin Glassar
274 Posted 08/05/2013 at 21:49:08
Jesus H, Phil Neville? I'd rather have Walter Smith back.
Eugene Ruane
304 Posted 08/05/2013 at 21:56:29
Simon (208) - Rafa? exactly would that work?

At his first press conference..

"When...kkkki sed....Evington eess....asmallclub....thees eess not nekatherilly kkkka bad theeng" (blushes like fuck)

Oh yeah I can see that going down like a french kiss at a family reunion.

James Stewart
309 Posted 08/05/2013 at 22:00:38
Bilic would be my choice by a long way. Got a horrible feeling it will be Mckay though.
Patrick Murphy
409 Posted 08/05/2013 at 22:45:19
Football Focus special on at the moment the 3 guests were supposed to be Dublin, Savage and McClaren. But Peter Reid is on instead of McClaren, probably means very little but my gut feeling is that McClaren and Neville will be appointed as Everton Manager and Coach.
Alasdair Mackay
411 Posted 08/05/2013 at 22:44:36
So sick of all this Man United coverage - I don't care!!!

I want to know who is going to be Everton manager and which players are going to leave!! We need it done quickly, so we can get on with the transition process.

Nick Entwistle
417 Posted 08/05/2013 at 22:49:49
Bilic would be ideal, but he's got a world cup next year.

Patrick - shudder with that one.

Clive Lewis
438 Posted 08/05/2013 at 23:00:51
Just seen this looks very encouraging

Milos Milenkovic
457 Posted 08/05/2013 at 23:03:58
Nick, Bilic is Locomotiv Moscow manager since last summer, not involved with Croatia national team since then. He would be interesting choice.

I would be very happy with Laudrup, but are we beeter choice for him than Swansea? They will play in Europe, maybe thay will give him more money for transfers...

Mike Corcoran
463 Posted 08/05/2013 at 23:11:34
Your all wrong it's going to be Viktor Boskovic


>First signing Johnny Dexter

Oscar Johnathan
515 Posted 08/05/2013 at 23:43:03

Big Sam

I will honestly find it hard to support the club if we get any of them.


John Brennan
550 Posted 09/05/2013 at 00:17:12
I don't know too much about him , his methods etc but from what I have seen of his team, the Benfica boss ticks all the right boxes. They play lovely football, but does he speak English? Jorge Jesus, the second coming, or just a naughty boy?
James Flynn
607 Posted 09/05/2013 at 03:03:31
Alastair (411) - Agree.

Who next and who next only.
James Flynn
610 Posted 09/05/2013 at 03:05:40
I hate he's leaving. But he's gone and here we all are.

Kenright etal. You must make a splash. All the Fella/Baines money to the new guy.

You must.

Kevin Jones
763 Posted 09/05/2013 at 08:42:56
Can't see us getting him, but if we do there's no fecking way am I singing " where are the march with Kloppies army"

Try these

Where on the march with Poyets army, sounds good

Where on the march with Roberto's army, so so

Where on the march with Lennon's army, not bad

Where on the march with Laudrup's army, Ohh has a good ring to it

Where on the march with Zola's army, sounds like something from Flash Gordon

Where on the march with Nevilles army, Gay ( can you say that anymore )

Where on the march with Bruces army, Nah, generation game

Where on the march with O'Neils army, No

Where on the march with Slavan's army, not bad at all

Bill needs to take this into account when naming the new manager, fuck his background, what's the song going to sound like

Harold Matthews
918 Posted 09/05/2013 at 11:51:47
Neville is now 3rd favourite behind Martinez,who is drifting, and Laudrup. 11.40 am.
Brian Foley
356 Posted 09/05/2013 at 15:41:13
Oscar agree NO HUGHES EVER this is mandatory the worst choice that Everton could make and I'm Welsh born the bloke is an absolute arse.

No to Pardew and Sam. Sven is a mercenary and would not remotely understand any Everton theme (honesty, integrity etc).

Bruce would end up getting the stick Moysey had maybe worse as his style of play is to me patchy at best looks agitated on the line all the time how does that transmit to the players. Another journeyman manager got Hull up we'll done leave him to it.

Martinez might I say might do better at a bigger club but I am not convinced he has progressed enough even in the time since he turned down VIlla.
O'Neill is a mental case and has just left his boyhood team in a mess so no!

Slavan is an Eastern European (would you go there if you needed an operation, no me neither untrustworthy......, as far as I could spit etc).
Poet and Zola together might be an option.

Lennon is brusque but has got some Europen experience under his belt.

Neville or anyone currently connected is a NO!

The three remaining that have either vast European experience and or contacts as either a manager or a player are Benitez Pereira and Laudrup.

Benitez will not sit right with many toffeemen but he's a lucky bastard (as a manager) and if he won us a trophy it would rile the RS no end. I would prefer to see the latter two In preference though, so they are my choices.

OH Oscar Jonathan your 'French kiss at a family reunion' remark was class, I had to go and get changed, nice one.

Ok everyone fire away!

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