Report claims Everton to hold talks with Emery

by | 22/05/2016  164 Comments  [Jump to last]

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Everton are expected to sit down with Sevilla manager Unai Emery about the vacant manager's role "within 72 hours" according to The Telegraph and ESPN.

The 44-year-old has emerged as sought-after coach after steering the Spanish club to a third successive Europa League title with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Basel last week.

The report says that the Blues' hierarchy are keen to see if Emery has any interest in managing in England in the near future and what his plans are as they look for a successor to Roberto Martinez.

Emery, who takes charge of Sevilla again in the final of the Copa del Rey this evening, reputedly told his club recently that he would remain their manager for as long as they wanted him.

He has, however, expressed an interest of coaching in the Premier League in the past and "can converse in English" according to The Telegraph's report.  


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Jay Wood
1 Posted 22/05/2016 at 15:52:50
Yes please... amongst other possibles I like.
Mike Hughes
2 Posted 22/05/2016 at 15:57:57
Emery would definitely be my number 1 choice.
Not sure what his English is like.
We'd have to pay him a fortune and huge transfer funds.
But three successive Europa League titles is some achievement.
From my distant lens, there seem to be less doubts about him than the other runners and riders.
Would he leave for the challenge of the Mighty Blues?
Colin Glassar
3 Posted 22/05/2016 at 15:58:23
Emery, FDB, Koeman? Any of them would be great.
Eric Holland
4 Posted 22/05/2016 at 15:58:24
Would be nice to have a manager that knows how to win the important matches without bottling it.
John Otway
5 Posted 22/05/2016 at 15:59:02
Yes please... I got £10 on at 50/1 prior to the Europa League win, which was the maximum bet that those bastards at Betfair would allow!!
Paul Smith
6 Posted 22/05/2016 at 15:59:26
Just seen him say at a presser he's happy at Sevilla and mentioned staying for life. Martinez-esque hyperbole...don't want him.
Mike Hughes
7 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:00:41
He's 3/1 on Paddy Power.
Colin Glassar
8 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:01:37
Mike, I understand he's been learning English since last year and he can hold a conversation. He has, in the past, said he'd like to manage in England.
Nicholas Ryan
9 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:02:06
Before we get too carried away with the fact that he beat a fairly average Liverpool side, we should consider how many away games Sevilla won last season .... err..... that would be, none!
Jeff Armstrong
10 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:02:08
What's his record like with youngsters, because we've got a few gems coming through, I wouldn't want to see that talent wasted, I think De Boer would deffo give them a chance.
Mike Hughes
11 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:05:24
Colin - after RM, maybe the less talking the better?
Just checked his managerial stats and he has a circa 50% win percentage.
Pete Cumberlidge
12 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:05:26
Nicholas, that might be the attraction. We already had a phenomenal champions league qualification esq away form. It was he home form that was the issue?
Mark Riding
13 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:06:25
Giving a few of our other candidates the hurry up this 'news'..
Just saying like..
Paul Kossoff
14 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:07:22
This is Everton lads, you know we don't get what we want more than once every few seasons, we have already cashed in on Martinez going.

I swear to God if Kenwright gets a new man in on the cheap I will not be happy.
Eric Holland
15 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:07:35
"a fairly average Liverpool side" Nicholas!!
Was this the same Liverpool side we played the week before?
Derek Knox
16 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:11:19
Presumably his contract would be written on Emery Paper?

Sorry about that folks, but you have to take the rough with the smooth!

Not a bad choice if he gets the job, but still would prefer FDB.

Paul Andrews
17 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:11:53
First priority should be to keep Bollocky Bill away from the talks....

"He entered the room like a latter day Zoro, he had me at the first flutter of his eyelashes." etc etc

Bob Heyward
18 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:13:22
This is turning into a circus. Amidst the rumour, denial and conjecture, one thing seems sure; the Board had no replacement lined up, despite It being obvious - for months - that Martinez had to go.

That lack of pre-planning asks serious questions, in my mind, of how clued up our Club's leaders were about what was happening on the pitch and in the dressing room. As time goes by, I'm eben starting to think that Martinez's sacking was some sort of knee jerk attempt to avoid fan protests - how else can the ineptitude of leaving our ship rudderless when our best crew want out be explained?

Now we have a power vacuum at the Club at a critical time, with serious questions starting to emerge over what the Board were thinking in March and April.

Jay Harris
19 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:15:18
Emery now second favourite at 3/1 with Skybet.

Let's hope we can bring this one home.

For those that point to the away record this year he has drawn quite a few not lost them and played weakened teams due to the prioritisation of the Europa cup but if you look at his longer term record he has been consistently good in a league dominated by Real, Barcelona and Atletico.

Mike Hughes
20 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:17:35
Derek - no need to take an abrasive attitude.

It's a funny old game though, isn't it?
Since RM's sacking barely two weeks ago, the place seems to have been reinvigorated with new youngsters, a new stadium and high profile managers associated with the Club.

Let's hope they don't disappoint us.

Anto Byrne
21 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:21:45
Another Spaniard? How come were not looking at the Dortman manager? No mention of Hiddink who likes to play football and can set up defensively. Likes to blend youth with experience. Be a great mentor for Unsworth.

Not a fan of cheque book managers like Mourhino. Pellegrini. Mancini. Frank de Boer seems like a good choice from all accounts. I have a feeling that Mourhino could be similar to Leeds Utd when they appointed Clough.
Gavin Johnson
22 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:21:51
Each manager has his pro's and cons. While I like the idea of Frank De Boar using his Ajax background to succeed in fully realising the potential of our academy and the tantalising Dutch talent he would likely target in his transfer plans. It worries me when I hear that he is obsessed with possession, much like Roberto.

Koeman is still my favourite and it's unlikely to happen, but if it was to I'd be worried he'd walk out the door as soon as another offer came along. It seems to be his way and he doesn't seem like he'd offer the longevity of De Boar.

Emery is really growing on me. It's hard to break the monopoly in La Liga and it seems to me the only thing that's stopped him is lack of finances. To win the Europa 3 times running show that he is a top, manager. Winning a cup is our realistic route of success and he trumps De Boar in this respect who has worrying won no cups apart from the Dutch charity shield.

I think it's easier to see how De Boar would improve the side. I'm sure we'd see more of the likes of Davies and Dowell next season under his stewardship. I'm positive that we would also mine the Dutch league for some of the best talent including some unknown gems. This is very appealing for me.

I'm not sure how Emery would translate his vision. All I can see, is his record which is very impressive apart from an unsuccessful stint in Russia. I think this should also be taken into consideration. Could he adapt to the Prem?! I hear that he speaks English so that is encouraging.

I'd be happy with any of the 3 but I honestly don't think we'll get Koeman now. Between Emery and De Boar I think that FDB is the safest option but I think the gamble on Emery might just be worth it.

Gavin Johnson
23 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:21:51
Each manager has his pro's and cons. While I like the idea of Frank De Boar using his Ajax background to succeed in fully realising the potential of our academy and the tantalising Dutch talent he would likely target in his transfer plans. It worries me when I hear that he is obsessed with possession, much like Roberto.

Koeman is still my favourite and it's unlikely to happen, but if it was to I'd be worried he'd walk out the door as soon as another offer came along. It seems his way and he doesn't seem like he'd offer the longevity of De Boar.

Emery is really growing on me. It's hard to break the monopoly in La Liga and it seems to me the only thing that's stopped him is lack of finances. To win the Europa 3 times running show that he is a top, manager. Winning a cup is our realistic route of success and he trumps De Boar in this respect who ha worrying won no cups apart from the Dutch charity shield.

I think it's easier to see how De Boar would improve the side. I'm sure we'd see more of the likes of Davies and Dowell next season under his stewardship. I'm positive that we would also mine the Dutch league for some of the best talent including some unknown gems. This is very appealing for me.

I'm not sure how Emery would translate his vision. All I can see, is his record which is very impressive apart from an unsuccessful stint in Russia. I think this should also be taken into consideration. Could he adapt to the Prem?! I hear that he speaks English so that is encouraging.

I'd be happy with any of the 3 but I honestly don't think we'll get Koeman now. Between Emery and De Boar I think that FDB is the safest option but I think the gamble on Emery might just be worth it.

Colin Glassar
24 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:22:21
Emery might rub some players (Del) the wrong way as he is a strict disciplinarian but he will start from scratch and will make Klopp board up anfailed.
Colin Glassar
25 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:30:08
I don't think we should appoint a manager who's name 9 out of 10 Evertonians can't even spell properly. It's De Boer (remember the Boer war?) ffs!! Not De Bore or De Boar or even, De Boor. D E B O E R - De Boer.
Dennis Ng
26 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:31:56
Colin, glad you're onboard LOL I have been posting #JustHireEmery for weeks now. Hopefully it finally comes full circle after the CdR.

Need to practice my backflips now

Kieran Kinsella
27 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:33:36
Ironic that Emery had no away wins while RM had "champions league form" away from home and yet the former qualified for the champions league while the latter is on his way to the revolving door at Derby co.
Jay Woods
28 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:37:20
Colin Glassar, you're so right, most Evertonians are such uncouth ignorami...

All kidding aside, I have reservations about Emery because of his shocking away record in the Spanish league.

Joe O'Brien
29 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:38:21
What style of football does his teams play?
Damian Wilde
30 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:40:20
I would LOVE this guy, would be dancing naked in the streets if we git him!!! His recird prior to Sevilla is also fantastic, frequently with no cash. He the man!

Colin, 'De Bore' has just left the club.

Joseph Terrence
31 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:42:02
Can't see him leaving when he has champions league on offer.
Paul English
32 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:45:28
OH YES.....And bring some of that Spanish talent with you....."Oh Hokey Cokey Cokey"......
Duncan McDine
33 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:48:02
So now we know who the 4% are (on the tw poll).

I honestly keep changing my mind so its a good job the decision isn't mine to make!

My main wish is for someone to get the workrate and teamspirit back into our club.

Ian Smitham
34 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:49:19
Mike#20, what wood Derek know?
Patrick Murphy
35 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:49:49
Whether we can attract this guy or not, we won't know unless the club actually approaches him will we?

It makes a refreshing change to see some of the names linked with the vacancy and it is a million miles away from Everton being linked with the usual suspects on the managerial merry-go-round.

Whoever we end up with at Goodison, we all hope and pray that the chosen one delivers good attractive winning football, but right now I'll settle for the winning element.

If the appointed manager gives us a team that competes in every match and aims to win every match then most of us will be happy, whoever it happens to be in the managers seat.

John Aldridge
37 Posted 22/05/2016 at 16:59:02
Make it happen Mosh!

#EmeryIn

Kevin Rowlands
38 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:00:22
Excellent news, great wind up for kopites if he joins as well. Martinez, Lukaku, Mirallas,Howard and the dead wood out, Emery, Coke, Gameiro, Banega and the youngsters in plus Usmanov as the icing on the cake, I think I'm in heaven!
Neil Jones
39 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:01:04
No chance! He has not won any away game all season and has no Premier League experience. Koeman and Pellegrini are far better managers.

Just because he beat the RS on Wednesday doesn't make him a candidate for the Everton job.
Ray Said
40 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:06:05
In completing the hat trick of wins in a Euro competition he accomplished a feat that had not been done since the mid seventies.

He demonstrated he knows how to set up his team to actually win trophies while staying up the top end of the table. He has not spent massive sum to do this and I read that he has shown a profit on his transfer dealings.

He motivated his team to march all over Liverpool in the second half of the Euro league final.
The football his team produced was good but most important to me it was winning footy.
His ticks most of the boxes for me.

Terry McLavey
41 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:37:02
Derek and Mike, lol... why I love this site – now the nightmare's over, we can have a laugh!
Guy Hastings
42 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:43:25
The red tie will have to go.
Frank Crewe
43 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:43:41
I have noticed that every time a name is mentioned there appears to be a bunch of posters who for one reason or another think nobody is good enough to manage Everton.

This guys away record isn't good enough.
This guy doesn't speak english well enough.
This guy was sacked from this or that club.
This guy has no premier league experience.
This guy once managed Liverpool.
This guys national league isn't good enough.
This guy doesn't bring through youth players.

FFS there is no such thing as the perfect manager. Each guy has pros and cons and as long as the guy we eventually pick hopefully has more pros than cons and he can take the club to the next level then that's the best we can hope for. But if all we are going to do is accentuate the cons while minimising the pros we'll never pick anyone.

Don Alexander
44 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:45:26
And in the season he had Delboy as a player he barely played him at all. Just saying!
Jim Lloyd
45 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:46:41
On a train to Oxford the other day and two other Blues joined our spot. One asked me who was my choice of manager and I responded by saying Mourinho. One lad responded with a definite negative response as he felt Mourinho was far too negative.

When I replied that he wins things it cut no ice. Anyway, the great thing now, is we're looking at managers who have a record of success. I think we'd be very lucky to hit the jackpot first time. But if we can attract competent managers with an international reputation, then at least we are breaking away from the "plucky little Everton, punching above their weight" rubbish.

It took Man City to bring in number of managers before they started getting successful, so it might be the same for us. What I think will be brilliant though, is that our pulling power will increase, for both managers and players.

Whatever manager we get, and the lad who whupped Liverpool would do for me, it will take time to build up a squad of players with that winning, aggressive and skilful football. But I think and believe, it will come.

Andy Walker
46 Posted 22/05/2016 at 17:47:30
Emery has won the Europa 3 times on the trot. The difference this year is he is now going to be able to a manage his club in the CL. I would have thought that's a massive attraction and that he'd love a crack at the CL. He must fancy his chances and that could be transformational for him and Sevilla. Doubt he'll leave for us.
Sam Hoare
49 Posted 22/05/2016 at 18:02:20
Neil Jones, would love to know why you think Koeman (who's won next to nothing) is a better manager than Emery who's won a lot?!

Emery has definitely risen to top of my list and seems a great option having brought a lot of success to teams with very little money. He plays good football and can change approach mid match.

He's young, well respected and just bested Klopp with room to spare. Get him in!!!

Chris Wilson
50 Posted 22/05/2016 at 18:06:13
That was down to Deulofeu, Don Alexander. He said that Gerry "doesn't have the maturity or capacity for sacrifice yet." He was trying to light a fire under the kid by demonstrating that it's a team game, and that sometimes you have to work hard and sacrifice your game for the team. Emery wanted him to do things like consistently track back and not throw tantrums. Gerry couldn't do it - Gerry saw the bench. An actual coach who held players accountable.
Kevin Rowlands
51 Posted 22/05/2016 at 18:08:06
Don #44, that's even more reason to bring him in, he quickly figured out that Gerry is not a team player, lazy and a show pony so he got rid, I like that.
Gavin Johnson
52 Posted 22/05/2016 at 18:24:23
Kevin

You've made several statements now about Usmanov taking control of Everton. Have you any evidence of this?

I really hope this is true but what is your source for these claims? Are you going off credible evidence or are you just surmising and joining the dots together that he (Usmanov) is a business associate of Moshiri and he doesn't look like he'll get control of Arsenal any time soon.

Ross Keeley
53 Posted 22/05/2016 at 18:28:45
Andy (46). Emery managed seville in the champs league this year but as they finished 3rd in their group went into the Europa league
Richard Leeming-McHale
54 Posted 22/05/2016 at 18:38:48
Now we're talking! But can we afford him (or what he wants us to afford)?
Will Mitchell
55 Posted 22/05/2016 at 18:43:36
What a coup this would be for Everton!

Simeone and Mourinho were fantasies and until hearing of this report I had also written-off our chances of getting Emery.

This guy took Valencia into the Champions League three years in a row, a feat they have not achieved since. Not to mention all the Europa League wins.

His record is absolutely remarkable.

Kevin Rowlands
59 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:28:49
Gavin, no I don't have concrete evidence, but their are several itk Arsenal and Everton fans on twitter that are convinced it's happening. Moshiri and him are business partners, so it's very plausible that this will be the case, just do a search with their names and you will see the information. I hope it's true because we'll be in the big league money wise for sure, their wealth combined makes John Henry look like a pauper, now that I like.
Tony Twist
60 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:39:26
Get a bl**dy move on Everton and get someone in place. The sooner, the better. Time is a wasting.
Les Martin
61 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:39:34
Not a chance gents. Why when he has built a side capable of winning the Europa League would he want to come to Everton?

More likely that he will want a crack at the Champions League again before moving on (if he ever does). If Atletico can get to the final, then he probably thinks maybe us with a few additions.

FdB it will be I feel.

Patrick Murphy
62 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:42:35
Tony (60) The season ended how many days ago? Better to spend time bringing in the right man - there is no rush.
Chris James
63 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:46:36
Sounds like they are doing things the right way here - talking to leading managers like Emery, De Boer and Koeman.
I reckon we'll have a new man in before the Euros.
Ray Smith
64 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:51:10
Frank 43#

Spot on.

Well said.

Martin Swindley
65 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:52:11
This is a non starter paper talk load of rubbish! FDB is a done deal, he wants to come, good track record, no compensation, likes to play youth and a big name in the football world. He will be home from Ajax China tour soon and will be unveiled within the week! 😋
Andy Walker
66 Posted 22/05/2016 at 19:52:47
Good point Ross, maybe he'll want another shot though.
Dominic Tonge
67 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:01:45
Didn't win an away game in the league last season, doesn't rate Del Boy. Had my fill of managers who have glossed over league form with cup success thanks. prefer de boer. Winning titles is an achievement that relies on consistency, turning up and getting stuck in week in week out.
Keith Harrison
68 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:03:33
Kevin Rowlands - wasn't 'I'm In Heaven' one of Dexy's hits (possibly Jackie Wilson said) , that you sang on?
I wonder if new stadium, galactico manager etc etc will fade slowly away after the early bird deadline day?
Just saying.............
Brian Wilkinson
70 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:22:42
All very well spelling de boar right Colin, I think we all know what our supporters are talking about, what is more annoying is keepy up footballers, bouncing the ball on their head, catching it up on their shoulders etc, apart from Coleman against Arsenal, I have yet to see a footballer catch it on their shoulder and bounce it On their heads several times.

Give me a player who can play a simple ball, who can tackle, and a player who can at least hit a shot on target, I do not ask for flash or arrogance, just simple basic football.

Colin Glassar
71 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:24:12
Good point Dominic. Bloody hell, this is like a beauty contest - like that one, no, like that one better. Oh, she's nice...........
Brian Wilkinson
72 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:24:59
What I will say though is we had a lucky escape not landing Mourinho, he would have put our youth back several seasons.
Chris Corn
73 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:34:16
Dominic 67, to be fair, he was consistent at Valencia though league wise and that was after they were in financial meltdown and had to sell the best players. Incidentally, wasn't that post Koeman? So he's not all about trophies, and he has actually won a few of those, something we haven't done for 21 years.
Bob Hannigan
74 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:40:19
Looks like we have a dual "silly season" going on, players' transfer window and Manager search.
Unfortunately, we have no impact on either.
Probably best just turn off the web and sit back while enjoying the summer.
Mike Hughes
75 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:42:44
I don't know whether it's a measure of any of the runners and riders. But FdB features on the bookies' list for a few high profile clubs – including Arsenal and Barcelona. Not so for Emery, at least on PP.

Lots to ponder which is why the Club are rightly taking their time.

It probably means nothing. I mean, you can get a quote for Slippy at 100/1 for the EFC job on PP (hell will freeze over). And Roberto Martinez is 20/1 for Barca (is there a parallel universe?)

Keith #68 (Apologies in advance)
I'd be a tad wary of making friendly jokes about people's names on TW (or variations of their names).

You have to ask, will they take it well?
Orville they take offence?
(Probably best to duck the issue all together.)

John Louis Jones
76 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:48:27
Emery In a heart beat for me. His record speaks for its self.

Oscar Huglin
77 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:52:10
Yes yes yes please.
Damian Wilde
78 Posted 22/05/2016 at 20:52:20
Kevin:

"but their are several itk Arsenal and Everton fans on twitter that are convinced it's happening."

On Twitter, must be true then.

Dominic:

"Didn't win an away game in the league last season, doesn't rate Del Boy. Had my fill of managers who have glossed over league form with cup success thanks. prefer de boer. Winning titles is an achievement that relies on consistency, turning up and getting stuck in week in week out."

Why on earth do people keep banging on about that he hasn't won a league away game? Forget that he has an incredible record with every club spending pretty much nothing and often having to sell. As well as having promoted several clubs, he had Valencia (who were in a financial mess) finishing third every year and then won three Europa Leagues on the bounce playing some tremendous football.

FdB managed in a league of poor quality. Not that difficult to win the league with Ajax. And he is into 'posession football'

Can people stop boring us with the away record thing. Sevilla finished 7th, won the Europa league and were cup fialists. Are Everton fans who support a team who haven't won a trophy for 21 years and finished in the lower half of the table for two years think this is 'not good enough'? Deluded.

We will be 'increbily lucky' if we get him, but prob. have no chance as he is bigger than us. FdB is desperate after throwing away the league title.

Kevin Rowlands
79 Posted 22/05/2016 at 21:16:50
Dominic, I never once said it was true, I said there was information available. Given the relationship between the two and Usmanov's unhappiness at not being able to call the shots at Arsenal I believe there is a distinct possibility that it may happen.
Kevin Rowlands
80 Posted 22/05/2016 at 21:17:37
Sorry Damian!
Kevin Rowlands
81 Posted 22/05/2016 at 21:21:10
Mike 75, no worries I never take stuff like that too seriously, plus he wasn't a bad singer/artist.
Sam Hoare
82 Posted 22/05/2016 at 21:38:18
Amazes me that there are people who are saying no thanks!! We'd be seriously lucky to have this guy!

There's no guarantees of course and Mourinho/Guardiola could come and it not work but this guy is a proven winner at more than one club who is now one of the most sought after managers in Europe.

Getting this guy would be a coup and could well usher in a new era of Everton being taken seriously. Even if it doesn't work out it shows off the sort of people we want and can get. Proven, repeated winners.

Steven Segerberg
83 Posted 22/05/2016 at 21:46:19
Not for me. Should be appointing a manager who has actually won a league title or at least come close to it. Unai is a tremendous cup manager. Is that what we need. Roberto did ok in the cups
Sean Roberts
84 Posted 22/05/2016 at 21:54:16
We are Everton.
We are more likely to go for Dick Emery !!!
Ooh I am naughty !!!. Joking aside though I think it is definitely one to consider.
John Daley
85 Posted 22/05/2016 at 21:56:51
"Why on earth do people keep banging on about that he hasn't won a league away game?"

Maybe because they make up half of your fixture list? Why should it be dismissed as though it's irrelevant and not sufficient enough to raise even the slightest doubt about his suitability for the job?

Anyway, if I remember rightly Damian, didn't you recently deem away games to be of great enough importance to scream the house down about Martinez being a big meff because he thought we'd done well at opposition grounds this season, even though we had only managed to win a measly five?

Also, how is De Boer in any way a "desperate" man? He's walking away from Ajax out of choice, not being chased with a load of snarling hounds at his heels. He clearly must have confidence in himself and a belief that other clubs will soon come calling (if they haven't already). Not like his reputation is in fucking tatters is it?

Martin Faulkner
86 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:11:58
twitchy bum time in the copa del rey final at the mo
0-0 and barca down to 10
Matthew Salem
87 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:20:22
No takers for Iain Dowie, Alex McGelish and Steve Kean then?
Ian Price
88 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:21:43
Whoever we get in as our next manager can we do it quickly now please as the earlier he is in place the longer we can have for preparation the last thing we need is another catastrophic start to a season.
Kevin Rowlands
89 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:32:45
Oh, and also Gavin, Damian the itk posters who are giving out the Usmanov information are the same ones that were saying Moshiri was the new investor/owner and not the yanks.

As for Emery, very highly regarded in Spain, I believe he would actually be able to recruit some top Spanish talent, maybe even some of his players at Sevilla, personally he ticks all the boxes for me.

David Barks
90 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:40:15
Been watching this entire match and Sevilla seem to be terrible defensively. Much like watching us under Martinez, they have been all over the place and seem to have no organization. But, this is all I've watched of them so maybe it's an outlier?
Patrick Murphy
92 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:47:42
David (90) Quite right mate they are exactly like Everton were under Martinez, penning Barcelona into their own half for most of the game and messing about with the ball rather than putting Barca to the sword.
Morgan Edwards
93 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:51:00
Kev #79 I was talking to someone who is an employee at Everton who was also part of the academy there at one time. He was adamant Usmanov is coming to us!!!
Chris Leyland
94 Posted 22/05/2016 at 22:53:27
This fucker has only won three consecutive European competitions but what the fuck makes anyone think he is good enough to manage our club who haven't won anything for 21 years?

I mean, who the feck does he think he is and why on earth would someone like that be good enough to manage a team that has finished 11th two years running?

Kevin Rowlands
96 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:01:14
David B, seriously, they've been terrible defensively? Erm it was 0-0 after 90 mins against Messi/Suarez/Neymar combination, you think Everton of last season would have kept them scoreless? Mind you, you think Lukaku is a world class striker so I guess your last post is no surprise.
David Barks
97 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:01:24
Patrick,

They had a man advantage since the 36th minute and spent much of that time passing it around the back. And then they got caught out multiple times and counter attacks with their defense out of position. Twice Neymar was in on goal and wrongly flagged for off side.

Barcelona had to change the way they played after going down 10 men, but we're still the more threatening. Then they also lost Suarez and took another dip. But still Sevilla couldn't threaten their goal much, with one shot hitting the post.

I didn't say anything about putting them to the sword. I said they didn't look solid defensively deposited having a man advantage.

Damian Nolan
98 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:01:37
Having only a fleeting command of conversational English above and beyond football clichés hasn't stopped Carragher and Owen becoming pundits so Emery should have no worries
David Barks
99 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:03:11
Kevin,

Again, they were playing against 10 men most of the match and Suarez had to go off injured too. Have you been watching the match? And regarding Lukaku, I said he's a very good striker that has only entered his 20's and will only get better. Never said world class, not once.

Kevin Rowlands
100 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:15:09
Morgan, so original pal, my sides are splitting LOL!!!
David Barks
101 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:15:12
Seems like his team just completely ran out of gas at the end. Terrible having to play two cup finals in a week. Stupid scheduling for that to be allowed.

But I agree with the match commentators who say Sevilla through away their chance with 10 men, they didn't threaten enough. And there was no reason you should be caught out on the break like they were when you have a man advantage. Unless, which it most likely is, the team was just too fatigued.

I was impressed with how he managed the match. His passion on the sideline was great to see, seems to feed the team much like Simeone. And I really liked the way he communicated with his players, especially after they had that penalty denied. He immediately starting screaming at his players to focus and move forward. But, there was also a lot of backwards passing for the sake of it. I just honestly don't know if that's how he usually plays or if he did that against Barca in an attempt to keep the ball from them. But damn Messi is so good.

Damian Wilde
102 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:24:35
John, re: FdB, fair point.

Sevilla finished 7th, not the worst league form.

Kevin, wait and see what happens. I'll take my hat off to you if it happens though!

"Not for me. Should be appointing a manager who has actually won a league title or at least come close to it. Unai is a tremendous cup manager. Is that what we need. Roberto did ok in the cups."

Steven S, sorry I forgot we frequently win so many titles that we do indeed need someone 'bigger' than a 'triple Eutopean trophy winner' And you're compating Emery to Martinez, are you MAD?

People seem to think we're Barca. To be honest we'll be lucky to atteact Steve Bruce (joke).

How about we try to go for Pep? He's won 'titles', that Emery fella is shite.

Clive Lewis
103 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:27:46
This would be fantastic because he has proved that he can win things of Importance,. None of the other candidates have done this and is a big gamble that we might end up suffering for another 2 years. The warnings are there please Everton you need to not act on a hunch. This guy is the real deal.
Mick Davies
104 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:31:36
Please let this happen, and bring goalkeeper Rico too
Kieran Kinsella
105 Posted 22/05/2016 at 23:54:14
Seville tonight reminded me of Everton under Moyes. Organized with one route to goal, get the wide men to hit diagonal balls into the box. Wasted lots of corners. Too pensive when they had the extra man, and ultimately brave losers undone by some real quality. I don't mean this as a criticism just an observation.
David Hamilton
106 Posted 23/05/2016 at 00:30:50
It's pretty tough playing two cup finals within a few days. We were pretty ordinary at Wembley in 1985.
Eric Holland
107 Posted 23/05/2016 at 00:32:06
David did you actually watch the match? Barcelona had one shot on target when they scored against this very poor defensive team. And correct me if I am wrong but where they not down to ten men also when Barca scored their goal?

The commentators also stated the two Barca players at the back were Man of the Match candidates!!

Kieran Kinsella
108 Posted 23/05/2016 at 00:40:46
Emery rested a bunch of first teamers during the run in which his supporters say partly explains their poor away record. Can't really have it both ways. They were poor tonight cause they are tired but the league troubles were because they were resting.
David Hamilton
109 Posted 23/05/2016 at 00:48:33
Take your point, Eric. Worth noting that in the 1985 final we played 13 minutes plus all of extra time against 10 men!
Gordon Crawford
110 Posted 23/05/2016 at 00:52:25
He'll do me.
Ryan Rosenberg
111 Posted 23/05/2016 at 01:37:01
Those questioning his away form, during the 14-15 season – he won 9 away (4th best) and 7 away (equal 5th best) during 13-14. I think we can write off this season's record as a one-off.
Jim Hardin
112 Posted 23/05/2016 at 02:11:23
He won at home beating Real Madrid. Also, interesting that no one seemed to check the Copa (FA) competition to see he won away games. Realistically, would you set your team up to try to win the league with Barca. Atletico, and Real Madrid ? After winning the Euros for the first year and the second year and getting squat from the owners other than thank you and now we will sell payers. he set it up to get to the CL this season by winning the competition. If it meant fielding weaker teams then so be it for league games.

Also, the guy's agent was rumoured to be in talks with Milan. He apparantly is not, and has not, been happy with Sevilla ownership for some time. In his press conference after the Final what the hell was he supposed to say about wanting to stay at Sevilla?

Judge him fairly, on the merits. If you do then right now de Boer lags behind in credentials. His four titles are even below Bruce Arena, who has won five MLS titles between two teams while developing (finally) such talents as Donovan, Beckham, Keane, De Jong, Van Damme, Cole, and Gerrard (personally, I doubt he will ever amount to much though) that others in the Belgian, Dutch, Irish, and English football worlds couldn't. (Humour intended).

Andy Osborne
113 Posted 23/05/2016 at 05:45:44
Emery would be a good choice, as would Koeman or de Boer. I am happy that the names we are being linked with are all good managers, but, as others have posted, no one is perfect. To be honest, I would be happy with any of these.

Regarding Emery not wanting to leave Sevilla because of Champions League next segason, I don't think this will effect his decision, if we do approach him. He played champions league last season and finished third in the group, hence being bumped down to Europa League again. I think if he stayed at Sevilla, with a tight budget, he will probably end up performing the same in next seasons champions league.

The fact is that Everton, just like many other clubs in the Premier League, are very attractive to managers. We can pay top wages and give a sizeable transfer budget, and the league is the most televised on the planet. What better way for an ambitious young manager to showcase his talents, and to make themselves candidates for the (current) glamour clubs. After all, that's what Koeman (Aresnal) is doing with Southampton, and what Martinez (Barcelona) was trying to do with us.

An earlier post said that the next manager won't be the one to deliver champions league qualification, or a title, I tend to agree. But if we get an "Emery" or "de Boer" then in three of four years time we will be a better team, have a youthful squad, hopefully in the top four and be in a much better position to attract the "Mourinho's" and "Guardiola's" of the world.

Eric Myles
114 Posted 23/05/2016 at 06:38:15
What's with all the rush to get a new manager in? What will it achieve? Most of the players are now off with their international squads preparing for the Euros, those that aren't are probably on a beach already.

So appointing a new guy now will not see him assessing our playing options unless it's from YouTube clips.

Personally I'm happy that the Club are taking their time to review the available candidates and interview them, if press reports are to be believed, rather than pick a name out of the hat.

Shows a bit of professionalism for a change.

Thomas Lennon
115 Posted 22/05/2016 at 07:20:54
What is the goals against per game for each of these candidates, home and away?
Eddie Dunn
116 Posted 23/05/2016 at 07:22:17
Bob Heyward makes an important point – the writing was on the wall ages ago for Martinez, so were we tapping up potential targets during this period? If not, it suggests that Kenwright was still defending Roberto's corner.

I suspect he was forced to give up on him as the team were plainly not behind him.

This is so typical of Everton. Meanwhile, Man Utd had Jose waiting in the wings for months for their position to become vacant.

Thomas Lennon
117 Posted 23/05/2016 at 07:27:50
Answered my own question:

Seville – GA 50 GF 51
Ajax – GA 21 GF 80

No contest !

Ian Jones
118 Posted 23/05/2016 at 07:52:29
Regarding any criticism of Everton not appearing to be tapping up any potential managers and comparisons re Man Utd and Mourinho. A lot goes on behind the scenes that fans are not party to... who knows what went on and is going on?

Tapping up managers whilst they are employed I am assumed is still frowned upon by the football heirarchy. Mourinho was not employed so Man Utd were free to approach him. As for Pellegrini, I am sure many clubs were alerted to his position and started a process!

Brian Viner
119 Posted 23/05/2016 at 08:12:23
Colin Glassar 25: "I don't think we should appoint a manager who's name 9 out of 10 Evertonians can't even spell properly. It's De Boer (remember the Boer war?) ffs!! Not De Bore or De Boar or even, De Boor. D E B O E R - De Boer."

Nice rant. But it's 'whose', not 'who's' ...

Phil Roberts
120 Posted 23/05/2016 at 08:17:25
Brian, even if we spell it correctly, we won't pronounce it correctly.

I remember well the issue over Sven-Göran Eriksson.

Matt Traynor
121 Posted 23/05/2016 at 08:44:43
Brian (#119) with all due respect and tongue firmly in cheek, I think it's a bit rich someone who's (?) employed by the Daily Mail to pick up someone else on their grammar. The Mail Online website is renowned for its appalling abuse of the English language, general typos and all round poor layout – fortunately none of the rabid commentators on that site would notice.

People are always getting names wrong here. Gravesen was perhaps an understandable error but you could've picked a pretty good starting XI of erroneous surnames (Lakaku up front, natch), and if De Boor wasn't available to manage them, perhaps bring back Moyles (that one I could never understand...)

Martin Swindley
122 Posted 23/05/2016 at 08:44:59
It makes me laugh how,when a manager is linked, people use YouTube and the Wikipedia to suddenly become an expert on that person and his capabilities!

Moshiri is a self-made billionaire; he will have the final say on who spends his money, so (for me) I will just trust his decision as he will have specialists advising him of who to employ.

Mike Hughes
123 Posted 23/05/2016 at 08:54:47
Thomas (#114),

Interesting point – but too simplistic to draw a conclusion.

Don't we have to take account of the respective standings of those clubs within their own leagues – not to mention the quality of the opposition?

Ajax are historically the major football club in the Netherlands. Their peers are PSV and Feyenoord. Nobody above those 3.

Sevilla are competing against two of the richest clubs in the world in a more competitive league.

This is not a 'knife to a gunfight' defence. But it is relevant when looking at the bare stats.


Keith Harrison
124 Posted 23/05/2016 at 09:04:56
Mike (75) and above. Haha. I have seriously waited years for that connection, and you are honestly the first mate. Amazed even my piss-taking bro's haven't said it. Memo to self – stop putting hand up duck's arses.

The Daily Mail – who are usually there or thereabouts – have us speaking to Pellegrini. Looks too much like an autopsy for me. If Usmanov is really coming, I think we should move mountains for Simeone.

Keith Harrison
125 Posted 23/05/2016 at 09:06:40
Brian (119). Shouldn't you be Looking For A Manager?
Dave Abrahams
126 Posted 23/05/2016 at 09:38:10
Eddie (116) if you believe the press Man Utd paid Mourinho ٢M not to take another job while they were making their minds up over their present manager.

Money talks... I hope Usmanov is packing his bags at Arsenal.

Iain Latchford
127 Posted 23/05/2016 at 11:09:28
He does look an excellent manager and certainly had the measure of Klopp last Wednesday.

Two words of caution: Juande.....Ramos. Won two consecutive UEFA Cups with Sevilla, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, and finished 3rd in the La Liga.

Then he went to Spurs and look what happened....

Damian Wilde
128 Posted 23/05/2016 at 11:11:05
People who keep going on about how badly Sevilla played, they were playing Barcelona not Stoke!

Eric (#114)

"What's with all the rush to get a new manager in? What will it achieve? Most of the players are now off with their international squads preparing for the Euros, those that aren't are probably on a beach already.

So appointing a new guy now will not see him assessing our playing options unless it's from YouTube clips."

Are you joking? When a person gets a job there is often masses of preparatory work to be done before meeting the players. Relocating to start with. Plus getting to know his staff (Unsworth et al), his environment (Finch Farm & Goodison Park, etc), local geography, getting to know 'who is who' (Emery is hardly likely to know who Tom Davies is, is he?), meetings about finance and potential new recruits... The list is endless. You seem to think it's about casting an eye over the first team, there's far more to it than that for goodness sake! The sooner the better, I think.

Thomas (#117)

Answered my own question:

Seville – GA 50 GF 51
Ajax – GA 21 GF 80

No contest

Perhaps there are other 'factors' involved... standard of league?? And tell me what did Ajax win this season, Europa League? Oh no, sorry... that was, er... Sevilla. It'd be a bit like looking at the stats of a Celtic manager, FFS.


Thomas Lennon
129 Posted 23/05/2016 at 12:25:58
Emery is Martinez II. The last thing we need is a leaky defence - Sevilla conceded 45 the previous season too.

There are several stories in the Spanish media telling us how many the top players (Ronaldo, Messi ) scored against Sevilla

Yes he is currently playing in a three team league but EPL is a six team league (at least). Would 50 goals conceded be OK?

In EPL league placing is too important to neglect for cups, so no sacrificing league for Europa here.

Frying pan & fire comes to mind.

Neil Pickering
130 Posted 23/05/2016 at 13:27:09
No, FDB is Martinez Mk 2. Playing style is identical, and he managed in a shite league.

We need a tactically flexible, experienced disciplinarian to take over now. Koeman is the only man for me.

Mark Boulle
131 Posted 23/05/2016 at 13:28:08
I cannot shake the nagging worry that we might just end up going back to David Moyes. The Celtic job has gone, he's ruled himself out of the Villa job. Benitez may yet stay at Newcastle. Watford job has been filled...

Where else is there for OFFM to go but back to Goodison Park? He's made it clear he wants the job. I fear that Kenwright might insist that Moshiri consent to his reappointment to make up for having to sack Martinez, which we know BK wouldn't have done given half a chance.

Brian Denton
132 Posted 23/05/2016 at 13:39:58
Mark, unless there were some amazing conditions attached to the sale of his shares, I would not think Kenwright could insist that Moshiri act in any particular way.
Mark Boulle
133 Posted 23/05/2016 at 13:46:51
Brian 132 - of course not in legal terms, but by the reports coming out of the club at how devastated Kenwright was at sacking Martinez, we can assume Moshiri, who is a majority shareholder but does not have outright control, must have had to fight pretty hard to get that decision through.

I can just picture a horse-trading scenario, where Moyes, being thick as thieves with our chairman, phoned Kenwright to say he'd be interested if the job became available. Who knows what sort of heart-on-his-sleeve emotional commitment Kenwright might have made to Moyes and himself to make up for having to relent on sacking Martinez?

Pure speculation, I know, but until we appoint a proven manager that isn't Moyes, I'm going to assume the worst. That way, if it does happen, I won't be quite so disappointed.

Martin Nicholls
134 Posted 23/05/2016 at 13:50:32
Mark#131. Not a chance that Kenwright has any power of veto. IF he did, and following on from his ridiculous and embarrassing "what a manager" comment, why did he not use it to keep Martinez in a job? Make no mistake, in the real world in which we live and with 49.9% of voting power, Moshiri is in charge.
Brian Denton
135 Posted 23/05/2016 at 13:51:36
Well Mark, 'assume the worst' is always sound advice for an Evertonian. However, I just can't see a self-made billionnaire being swayed by emotional blackmail!
Nick Page
136 Posted 23/05/2016 at 14:09:15
OF"F"M - love it!!

Anyway, I watched Emery's lot last night vs Barca and Weds vs the other shower. And I have to say I was quite impressed. Barca are ridiculously hard to play against and only these and Atletico have come anywhere near stopping them at the top of their game.

I also like this guy 'cos it sounds like he doesn't take any shite of lazy twats like Deulofeu, and would show them the door. However, if we were to go after Emery I would seriously be looking at bringing Monchi over with him. His work behind the scenes at Sevilla has been unbelievable, and the profits they've made on transfers quite incredible whilst maintaining success.

Get on with it, Everton!

Damian Wilde
137 Posted 23/05/2016 at 14:13:25
Thomas

"Emery is Martinez II. The last thing we need is a leaky defence - Sevilla conceded 45 the previous season too."

Did the goals conceded include the ones on the way to winnig his third European trophy on the run? 'Martinez Mk II' - compare their records ffs. What an idiotic statement.

Mark

"Where else is there for OFFM to go but back to Goodison Park? He's made it clear he wants the job."

Firstly just call him 'Moyes' ffs. So what you're saying is that because nobody else wants Moyes and he wants the job is that it means he'll get the job? Very clearly and rationally thought through there. I agree, I can definitely see Moyes coming back as wanting a job normally means you get it.

Mark Boulle
138 Posted 23/05/2016 at 14:21:25
Damian, I did say it was pure speculation! It's driven not by rational thought, rather an irrational fear that, knowing Everton, we'll somehow contrive to screw this up and, instead of appointing the top manager our long-suffering fans deserve, end up with Moyes back in the hot seat.

Can you honestly say you're 100% convinced Kenwright might not lead us back down that route? If so, I'll have some of your optimism medication please.

Iain Latchford
139 Posted 23/05/2016 at 14:29:42
Mark, I'm 100% convinced that Kenwright is no longer making these decisions. Therefore I'm 100% confident that Moyes will not end up back at Everton.

(I am not on any medication.....yet)

Eugene Ruane
140 Posted 23/05/2016 at 14:41:49
"Mark, I'm 100% convinced that Kenwright is no longer making these decisions. Therefore I'm 100% confident that Moyes will not end up back at Everton."

TUT!

That's right Iain, tempt fate.

Tony Draper
141 Posted 23/05/2016 at 14:46:28
Breaking news on BBC Sport.......
David Moyes no longer interested in the Villa manager post.

Oh, please, please, no !

Iain Latchford
142 Posted 23/05/2016 at 14:48:02
Haha Eugene, everyone needs to relax on the Moyes thing. Kenwright has probably mentioned it to Moshiri in the same way I mention things to my boss...

Me "Shall we do this?"
Boss "No"
Me "Ok"

Ingi Eyjolfz
143 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:13:51
I would settle for anyone who doesnt use the word phenomenal.......
John Hughes
144 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:22:29
If Moyes returned to Everton would I be able to cancel my season ticket and get my money back after renewing it?
Peter Morris
145 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:29:05
the ability to speak English should be a secondary concern at this point. Both Ranieri and the Fat Spanish Waiter had very little English when they first came to these shores and Pochettino I think still uses a translator at times.
The right man for the job.
Start, middle and end.
Dave Abrahams
146 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:30:36
John (144) yes John you would, but you'd have to wait a bit, because you'd be in a very long queue.
Steavey Buckley
147 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:39:07
I wish Everton would identify who they want and an appoint a new manager asap. There is too much speculation over too many candidates, when there should be just 1 or 2; even. David Unsworth and Joe Royle should be considered, because they know very well what under 21s can play for the 1st team, when another manager may just ignore them, when a local lad is more acceptable to the fans, than an expensive misfit - Niasse comes to mind.
Peter Morris
148 Posted 23/05/2016 at 15:39:33
John (#5) – how is Wild Willie Barrett these days?

Brian (#119) – can you stop writing for The Daily Mail. I hate that fucking rag.

Tony Draper
150 Posted 23/05/2016 at 16:19:27
Steavey @147
Whilst the suspense is driving you, me and many others absolutely nuts, unnecessary haste is to be avoided at all costs.

If in 2 weeks time (and I pray that things don't take that long) TW is ablaze with the sheer delight at the quality of our new boss, then I'd not be invoicing L4 4EL for the bitten nails and sleepless nights.

Right now Everton's decision makers have possibly the best window of opportunity in decades.

Finance.
Fresh thinking.
Fresh impetus.
New manager.
New players.

Even if we do win something next season, we will have waited 22 years since our last chunk of silver, so a week or two more to secure the best manager and only the best manager ? I'd consider that a very important signal indeed.

Fingers crossed mate.

Damian Wilde
151 Posted 23/05/2016 at 17:38:16
Iain, very funny :D

Moyes is not coming back.

Steve Bell
152 Posted 23/05/2016 at 17:39:17
Mark Boulle #133, if Moshiri did not have the majority say or control then Martinez would still be the manager. Kenwright does not like confrontation and maybe he has read the landscape and decided to get back in his box.
Gordon Crawford
153 Posted 23/05/2016 at 17:48:18
David Moyes coming back, your having a laugh right? In saying that, that's more of a probable than us getting Koeman.
I'm off to counselling if he does come back. 😮
Dennis Ng
154 Posted 23/05/2016 at 17:57:28
How can Martinez and Moyes be on the same thread or sentence as Emery? That guy took teams above their level and won trophies. Sure, it's EL, not UCL, but it's still some shiny cup that their fans are proud of.

#JustHireEmery

Daniel A Johnson
155 Posted 23/05/2016 at 18:01:27
Failure to win away all season just sets alarm bells ringing for me.

If true thats atrocious.

We've just had one manager who got us to two semi finals and yet we were horrible in the league.

Dennis Ng
156 Posted 23/05/2016 at 19:46:05
Daniel 155, that point has been addressed many times across posts relating to Emery.

It is 1 season, sure, could have been better, but (1) Sevilla is still 7th (2) excellent home record (3) remember the shiny cups? Some fans are desperate for any form of silverware and that would have brightened everyone up at least.

My main fear is that he would not be interested but if he even turn his head towards us, we should throw everything we've got at him, within reasonable terms of course.

Whoever the next guy is, I'm not expecting a miracle, a good improvement every year till we get to the top would be ideal. I would not want us to become a "hire or fire" club, just more ambitious and ruthless in determining our direction forward.

Tony Draper
157 Posted 23/05/2016 at 20:03:34
Had Everton just won our third consecutive Europa, but finished 7th, or (heaven forfend) 11th in the EPL then I would be sporting a boner so solid and extended that I could topple "The Statue of Liberty" from the Pier Head !

We haven't.
I haven't.
But, when we do, then I WILL !

Damian Wilde
158 Posted 23/05/2016 at 20:10:55
Thing is some folk on here find fault with anything and consistently moan.
Mike Berry
159 Posted 23/05/2016 at 20:44:09
Knowing Everton it will be Dick Emery they are talking to. Oops he's dead.
Mike McLoughlin
160 Posted 23/05/2016 at 22:57:48
I may be off the wall with this idea. But I have been thinking about our prospective managerial appointment and coupled with a new sporting director who will look after the transfer side of thing. I think there is a distinct possibility that the board will bring in Alan Stubbs to run things and have David Unsworth as his Number 2.

I mean you would have a manager who brought success to a club who hadn't won the cup for over 100 years but he brought success. He will have quite an able team behind him. Couple that with Overmars who is said to be very astute in spotting talent and working well in the transfer market.

Colin Glassar
161 Posted 23/05/2016 at 23:06:01
You're having a laugh right, Mike? I mean, you're not serious are you? Have you ever watched Hibs play?
Mick Davies
162 Posted 24/05/2016 at 01:36:33
Mike @ 160, you're not off the wall . . a bit off your head maybe; the man never got them promoted from the equivalent of the Northern Premier, and it was the Scottish Cup, won the previous year by Inverness against Falkirk!
We really must have more ambition than that; people on here are even rejecting a man who has won 3 European trophies in 3 years and just taken Barcelona to extra time in the SPANISH cup final
Eric Myles
163 Posted 24/05/2016 at 03:21:32
Damian #128, so what's he going to do after lunch on his first day?
Dennis Ng
164 Posted 24/05/2016 at 04:06:59
Eric 163, have a beer?

Mick 162, would be good to have Emery to make a statement of our ambitions. Many will say its for money but he's been smart so far in his career except for Moscow and will know that here, he has a better chance of winning bigger things.

Some of the fans are also favoring Delboy over Emery, but that will change when we start winning games.

John Wilson
165 Posted 24/05/2016 at 04:39:55
My first choice was Frank deBoer, but when I learned that Unai Emery was up for grabs, I could see that Moshiri means business at Goodison.

Likely he's done his homework-that Koeman in 2008-09 left a mess of an almost bankrupt Valencia for Emery to clean up after him. Emery did this by developing the talented youth to succeed while selling off the likes of David Villla, David Silva, Roberto Soldado, and Juan Mata to reduce Valencia's massive debt. So what Unai Emery did for Valencia, its a cinch he can do for us.

Now I feel safe in knowing that whether it is Frank or Unai becomes next our manager-I'll thank Moshiri for it.

Alan J Thompson
166 Posted 24/05/2016 at 04:55:19
During my career I have been invited to advise a board on some aspects but have never been appointed to a company board so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

A Board votes by the number of Directors present (or with proxy) and is not determined by shareholding. However, Boards can be appointed by shareholders (at an AGM?) voting by shareholding and can therefore vote people onto the Board in order to control the Board.

Damian Wilde
167 Posted 24/05/2016 at 10:00:44
Eric, perhaps you have an easy job, but often there are many duties to do besides the 'main duties'. I'll leave you to figure it out.
Paul Kossoff
168 Posted 24/05/2016 at 14:55:38
Within 72 hours, so have we talked to him, because it's near time up.
I'm getting a bit worried that according to the press there is a list of nine Everton have an interest in, now that worries me too as who is on the bottom of that list? And knowing us that's the one we will end up with.

Have we actually approached any one yet? As we aren't the only club looking to upgrade, the manager we want will soon be gone.

Colin Glassar
170 Posted 28/05/2016 at 23:13:19
According to the Daily Star (yes, I know) Emery has let Everton know he's interested in the job (he has a ١m buyout clause) but he's in no hurry to make a decision. Hmm, figure that one out.
Ian Glassey
171 Posted 28/05/2016 at 23:25:40
It's not going to happen, Colin... no way.
Kunal Desai
172 Posted 28/05/2016 at 23:33:04
Colin - The club have already held talks with Emery's representatives and now it is up to him to decide.

According to well known 'ITKs' on another forum, the board are going all out for him. Lets' see what develops this week as I think the new man will be installed by next weekend.

Dennis Ng
173 Posted 28/05/2016 at 23:52:10
Kunal, heard the same thing on Twitter. A favorable development at least. He is my #1 choice and would bring great energy to the club. Things are quiet for now and hopefully that means the men behind the scenes are hard at work to make the best happen.
Kieran Kinsella
174 Posted 28/05/2016 at 23:57:41
Kunal

'ITK' people aren't always in the know. Case in point, the Echo mentioned in the midst of an article yesterday that Everton have already been in contact with FDB and talks are ongoing. They didn't say "according to The Mirror" or "according to rumors" they just reported it as fact. So given their geographically and historically close relationship with the club you'd assume it's true cause they are 'ITK.'

Meanwhile in the same timeframe FDBs brother who is presumably 'ITK' is saying there's been no contact while the club he's technically still employed by are suggesting he's going to Lazio.

On ToffeeWeb we've had self proclaimed 'ITK' sources tied to Finch Farm saying its Moyes while others say it's Capello. Who knows what's true but clearly they can't all be true or be 'ITK'.

Kieran Kinsella
175 Posted 29/05/2016 at 00:08:10
Colin,

Did you see the other big coaching news in the Daily Star? In their words "Nonce Johnson puts together perv 11." They have such a wonderful way with words.

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