David Unsworth has been handed the reins on a temporary basis and could yet earn the gig on a permanent basis if he sparks an instant turnaround in Everton's fortunes but the media will crack on with speculation over the Blues' new boss regardless.
Here is a list of the candidates already mentioned or who are listed by oddsmakers as potential choices. What are your thoughts? Who would you like to see approached and why? And who do you think should definitely not be considered and why not? Any more names we've left out?
- Sam Allardyce
- Carlo Ancelotti
- Mikel Arteta
- Rafael Benitez
- Steve Clarke
- Chris Coleman
- Frank de Boer
- Sean Dyche
- Lucien Favre
- Paulo Fonseca
- Ryan Giggs
- Guus Hiddink
- Eddie Howe
- Chris Hughton
- Roberto Mancini
- Gary Monk
- David Moyes
- Phil Neville
- Martin O'Neill
- Manuel Pellegrini
- Claudio Ranieri
- Gary Rowett
- Nuno Espirito Santo
- Marco Silva
- Thomas Tuchel
- Louis van Gaal
- David Wagner
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1 Posted 24/10/2017 at 20:24:35
2 Posted 24/10/2017 at 20:32:29
3 Posted 24/10/2017 at 20:40:33
4 Posted 24/10/2017 at 20:41:48
The players will still be paid their wages, whether they deliver on the pitch or not. It's a tough one this time around, as there are no stand out candidates for me, they all have a downside.
My main hope is we employ someone who can go toe to toe with any side in this League, the talent should be in place after spending north of £200m, but there's no belief, and there hasn't been any for 20 years.
5 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:24:59
6 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:28:33
7 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:32:32
8 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:33:56
9 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:42:17
10 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:58:02
My own personal favourites for the job are Thomas Tuchel and Marco Silva. Both these managers seem to get their teams playing on the front foot with dynamic mobile players.
12 Posted 24/10/2017 at 22:20:49
If we are still in the shit in the New Year then we should go into panic mode and get Big Sam on a contract until the end of the season while we look for someone long term.
13 Posted 24/10/2017 at 22:28:12
Silva for me but as it has already been pointed out - right man at the wrong time.
Having said that, I would like nothing better than for Unsy to make a fist of it - that would be the perfect long term appointment if he comes up to snuff over the next few games.
14 Posted 24/10/2017 at 22:45:44
But our manager given he's had no experience? What are we now? Man United's development academy?
Other interesting ones...
Ranieri - no
Rowett - I had thought about it but he needs to prove himself longer term
Coleman - if we're bringing in Gareth Bale then yes
Arteta - just because he's on Pep's coaching staff that doesn't entitle him to the role anymore than Unsworth, in fact less so
Monk - he's not been able to see it through at any club he's been at so far
Giggs - I draw you back to my remarks concerning Pip
If Giggs and Neville really wanted a job in coaching, they'd go down to the Conference or League 2 and prove themselves but they're too arrogant to do so.
The idea of some of those candidates being resident in Finch Farm is actually chilling.
15 Posted 24/10/2017 at 22:57:35
16 Posted 24/10/2017 at 23:10:55
These lads have shown they can make produce teams that have team spirit and play good football and although they don't have long pedigrees in the Premier League. I think the three of them are personable guys who can get the best out of players.
17 Posted 24/10/2017 at 23:14:08
18 Posted 24/10/2017 at 23:25:58
I don't care he slagged us off once. It was over 10 years ago anyway. Rafa is a quality manager and still lives in the Liverpool area so maybe could be prised away from Geordieland, but I doubt the club would go for that option.
No Neville, Giggs or Arteta's for me. We can't afford to take a chance on a novice. And certainly a huge NO to David fecking Moyes.
19 Posted 24/10/2017 at 23:38:27
One wonders what may have happened this season if the situations regarding Barkley, Bolasie and Seamus had been different but we will never know.
Somehow I think it wouldn't have been much different under Koeman who just didn't seem to be able to inspire anything in all the talent he still had at his disposal as people like Lookman and Davies looked ill at ease this season.
20 Posted 24/10/2017 at 23:44:14
21 Posted 24/10/2017 at 23:51:50
22 Posted 24/10/2017 at 00:04:15
And in a similar vein the package just paid out to Koeman will not only limit whatever we might have been able to do in January to sign such a player, it will also probably necessitate the sale of Barkley to keep the financial equilibrium that now seems to be a key part of Mr Moshiri's plan.
23 Posted 25/10/2017 at 10:24:28
I'd also be content with Benitez and first of all we must see how Unsworth does and I'd love it if he earned the job.
24 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:08:21
But what about David Wagner?
Look at what he's done at Huddersfield, which could hardly be more impressive.
25 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:28:09
26 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:37:04
No idea who to give it to. Plenty of ideas of who shouldn't get it, namely Allardyce, Moyes, O'Neill, Arteta, Benitez, Giggs, Neville .actually there's too many.
Leave it at Enrieque, Ancellotti, Tuchel, Silva and Unsworth (if he gets a good run of results).
27 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:39:53
28 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:53:22
Therefore my top three would be:
1. Silva - Young, on the rise and gets the best out of average players. Exactly what we need.
2. Tuchel - Champion's League experience and won silverware. Only downside would be no premier league experience.
3. Dyche - Deserves a chance at a bigger job. Would make us hard to beat again.
Most of the other candidates are a joke. Giggs, Neville, Coleman etc. Give me a break. Even Championship clubs wouldn't be looking at those clowns.
29 Posted 25/10/2017 at 13:05:12
30 Posted 25/10/2017 at 13:37:55
Of course thats down, in part, to a change of management in mid season.
I think Unsworth regardless of credibility has a strong chance. Ancelotti and Tuchel are without roles so can be considered viable options.
The others are under contract and makes a smooth transition almost impossible. It rules many of the more likely runners out; Dyche & Silva.
The rest are the usual gamut of guess who regulars who appear when any vacancy arises.
So when you remove all the white noise I think realistically its between Tuchel and Unsworth. Media outlets are suggesting contact with the German and in part I think the axe was wielded knowing he maybe open to an approach.
Many say he was for taking Bayern, but Nagelsman is rumoured to have that agreed for next summer, hence Jupp Heynckes in the interim.
I just can't see another premier league club handing over their manager unless they resign. Or Everton giving Unsworth a contract until the seasons end.
I think despite my heart, its Tuchels to refuse.
31 Posted 25/10/2017 at 13:43:57
I live here in the US now in New York. I get to see him perform with â€˜City, I think he thinks he's ready but its really hard to discern if he's any good.
The MLS is like food heated in a microwave, some bits hot n tasty the other cold n insipid. You really do not know what you might get from it.
32 Posted 25/10/2017 at 13:50:16
33 Posted 25/10/2017 at 16:18:21
I had to check to see if some of them were still alive
34 Posted 25/10/2017 at 16:57:44
35 Posted 25/10/2017 at 17:13:23
A lot of positives in his make up, could we as a fanbase handle any kind of downturn in form?
I'd suggest not based on our feelings for Koeman. His past would be debated if we lost 2 in a row let alone form of 2in12. A sliding doors moment for me, just will never happen.
36 Posted 25/10/2017 at 19:39:45
Biesla is 62, contracted to Lille, who sit second bottom of Ligue 1, not having won since the opening day. The verdict so far is that the Bielsa fire has gone out. If he came to Everton, he'd insist on being properly prepared, which means watching every game last season and this season, at least twice, and in full. He'd also want to learn English. But most importantly, he doesn't break contracts. Cannot see Bielsa coming, if anything it's time for him to go back to Argentina.
Nagelsmann I considered to be out of reach, the 30 year old Hoffenheim "whizzkid" is the hottest young managerial property out there. He's building a house in Munich as we speak. Bayern appointed Heynckes until the end of the season. Nagelsmann was definitely going there. So why are West Ham linked? Can we hijack it? Let's speak to his reps and see if there's a chance. He could be here for 35 years!!
38 Posted 26/10/2017 at 08:33:44
Good experience and has won trophies with different teams.
39 Posted 26/10/2017 at 11:13:24
40 Posted 26/10/2017 at 19:13:40
41 Posted 27/10/2017 at 02:27:32
We don't need a long-term plan; we need a 2-3 season manager who gets a bag of cash to build a team... his team that'll compete. Think Chelsea and Man City and now Man Utd. That's how you get success, money and a turnover of quality managers.
The days of no money and building a team over years has gone. We've got a billionaire now and he'll want results and a winning team.
42 Posted 29/10/2017 at 16:12:14
Unsworth for me at least until he shows he may not be capable but that may take some time.
43 Posted 31/10/2017 at 11:23:28
Dyche has had 5 years at Burnley and has still only produced a mid table side. We also need to consider who can work with Walsh and Kenwright if they're both still here as I think there is dysfunction at the senior level causing rifts in the camp.
I don't think Unsy has a big enough personality to take us back to the top but has enough to get us safe. I would let Unsy manage till January and then go for a big name as a statement assuming we can persuade them to come. Tuchel, Ancelotti, Emry even Conte spring to mind.
44 Posted 31/10/2017 at 17:18:20
45 Posted 08/11/2017 at 13:29:26
Aspirational appointment - Tommy Tuchel
The gamble - Marco Silva
The safe choice - Sean Dyche
46 Posted 17/11/2017 at 16:02:59
47 Posted 20/11/2017 at 14:40:31
48 Posted 20/11/2017 at 14:52:05
49 Posted 20/11/2017 at 15:15:26
WBA's guy is reportedly worth ٟbillion more than Moshiri too, so I wouldn't expect spending that goes close to that of the top three's just yet.
50 Posted 24/11/2017 at 02:54:38
He's at the Republic of Ireland at present but there's talk of him wanting an input into a Premier League team. I've always rated him.
I just can't fathom all the hype about Silva and Dyche. They're doing okay with small clubs whose only aim is to stay in the Premier League. It's hardly being ambitious on our part is it?
Stay with Unsy, as I've said but with a bit of experience along side him.
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