Metro claim that the former Arsenal midfielder, who is cutting his managerial teeth at MLS club New York City FC, is on the shortlist of candidates to replace Sam Allardyce should he part company with the Blues this summer.
The former French international has a good reputation in the game and is being groomed for management in one of Europe's top five leagues but his minimal coaching experience and lack of ties to Everton make him an unlikely fit for the Goodison Park role.
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1 Posted 07/05/2018 at 16:59:25
2 Posted 07/05/2018 at 17:04:30
3 Posted 07/05/2018 at 17:05:13
4 Posted 07/05/2018 at 17:11:58
5 Posted 07/05/2018 at 17:29:21
While we all want to get rid of Allardyce, I fail to see either this one happening, or it being a good move for the Club.
6 Posted 07/05/2018 at 17:30:27
God only knows what state we'd be in at that point.
Miles too risky, no thanks.. again.
7 Posted 07/05/2018 at 17:37:02
My first choice would be Monchi/Emery.
Dont know why the top 6 are always linked with the top managers and we are always linked with the up and coming or up and going as the case usually is.
8 Posted 07/05/2018 at 17:39:59
9 Posted 07/05/2018 at 18:31:29
It's a no from me for Vieira. If we have to make a leftfield appointment in someone with no, or little experience I'd prefer Arteta.
10 Posted 07/05/2018 at 18:46:18
For me a Championship Manager beckons,bring it on I say as the top Coaches simply won't come...fuck 'em I say,we need a young progressive Gaffer who makes our current crop better players with real belief & confidence & won't belittle them in public.
11 Posted 07/05/2018 at 18:53:28
Being the ONLY Blue that called for Tosun back in September...I'm going for 2 for 2 !.
12 Posted 07/05/2018 at 19:05:29
13 Posted 07/05/2018 at 19:24:21
I'm the lone voice,i know he has no chance as Mosh loves his foreigners,so be it, but I will not change my mind as I believe he would be perfect for us as we stand,I can take the mockery,jeez I keep reading Blues talking top four & C.L...just being realistic at this point in our history.
14 Posted 07/05/2018 at 19:55:10
I'll be easy to spot, I'll be the bloke at the bar wearing a doppy smile wearing a retro shirt ok. Lol
Good shout on Rodriguez at the Baggies btw.
15 Posted 07/05/2018 at 20:13:24
16 Posted 07/05/2018 at 20:22:31
I would be delighted to cough up if you were right. I have to admit, I didn't realise it meant taking another Scot from Preston that makes me uneasy, but I would rather hear suggestions from people like you who are thinking outside the box. Nothing wrong with that Mate.
This is speculation time and none of us have a Scooby who will come in. Your two penneth is as good as anyone elses
17 Posted 07/05/2018 at 21:37:04
It makes no sense to me how many blues are clamouring for Silva but see Dyche as old fashioned or â€˜a dinosaur'
Imagine him with better players?! He's got chris wood and Ashley Barnes playing like Rivaldo and Ronaldinho.
18 Posted 07/05/2018 at 21:48:36
19 Posted 07/05/2018 at 22:08:44
20 Posted 07/05/2018 at 22:34:05
21 Posted 07/05/2018 at 22:49:04
These are the most competitive leagues in Europe and the rest just don't cut it for me except maybe a few clubs in France.
22 Posted 07/05/2018 at 22:55:18
Lets give him three years. See if he could turn our fortunes.
Id rather have an inexperienced Arteta than SA. Do you hear me, Sammy?
23 Posted 07/05/2018 at 22:56:28
24 Posted 07/05/2018 at 23:02:36
Look at the german manager, 30 odd years of age but turning up trees at hoffenheim. Or how Mainz hired Klopp and Tuchel when both were unproven. Pochettino was totally unproven, never mind Guardiola and Zidane when they were given their chances. Not to mention Wenger when he was hired. Proven could also mean tired, or inflexible. Proven can also lead to someone not ready to risk their reputation (do the expected job mentality).
It seems Vieira is very highly regarded, so is worth an interview, worth see what he has to say. Same with Arteta.
One thing is for certain, if we are to progress to the level we want, there is no 'proven' manager out there who is capable of that and would come to us.
For me that leaves us to going for a left of field choice that could not work out, or play safe, go for someone who will steadily improve us and keep us 7/6th in the league, hope for a cup win, and maybe get a better manager in a few years.
25 Posted 07/05/2018 at 23:06:32
26 Posted 08/05/2018 at 00:42:11
Someone even said given the choice Arteta over Viera?? One actually has management experience, the others is a vocal coach.
I wouldn't have either. Why take punts after the season we have just had?
27 Posted 08/05/2018 at 01:06:35
For me PV, was a great MF. He's not an Everton manager, 10: years time., who knows, as time, would prove.
Pep G, same vista and similar and attention to detail is what we need, to manage the first team. Else we won't catch up.in my view of EFC.
28 Posted 08/05/2018 at 01:59:33
29 Posted 08/05/2018 at 07:22:58
30 Posted 08/05/2018 at 08:30:08
Perhaps a newer take might feel more risky but old heads such as Hughes and Pardew look like contributing to at least 2 if not 3 relegated teams between them...
Of course the analysis on the next manager must be careful and deep and that's certainly easier for someone who has at least managed before (this counts against Arteta for me) but our last manager choice was made in fear; let's make the next one in hope.
31 Posted 08/05/2018 at 09:23:31
Football is about opinions. None of us know who is available and who would come to EFC if they were offerd.
In this age of agents and media nobody applies for a football managerial job anymore. Their people either approach a club on the quiet with a "what if.." or they feed a snippet to the press, "X is intersted in Y" and sit back and wait for a call to see if the piece has legs.
We need a decisive move from the board to enable us to move on.
If there is going to be a change, then the board should know by now who is coming in. There are enough people out there who's contract is up by June 1st (Or haven't got one) and with whom we could have an agreement in place. Alternatively (and I hope not), the board should announce that there will be no change in managerial staff and this lot will be here in September come what may.
I take solace from the deafening silence that must mean there is a change planned. The lack of vocal and uneqivocal support for the current team MUST PLEASE mean that there is to be a change. The delay in announcement can only be because of contractual issues.
Whether we get a proven champions league man, or some young pup from league 2, I am beyond caring. I will be supporting the Blues come what may. Anything has got to be better than the last few years and 3 managers. All I ask is that whoever is in charge, he gets the players on the front foot and gives us something to cheer about.
Ultimately, I'd love these pages to be blank every week because we'd have nothing to moan about. It isn't gonna happen. But I can dream.
32 Posted 08/05/2018 at 09:41:26
Names like Eddie Howe, Dyche even Chris Houghton who's profiles have risen are fine managing teams whose fans don't expect a minimum of top 7.
Marco Silva has won trophies under the harsh glare of the Greek flare tossing, mob chanting masses managing the country's most popular club, a club which has a huge registered fanbase. Their rivalry with Panathinaikos is as legendary as Merseyside, Manchester or Glasgow . The same can be said of Sporting CP.
He is also a hands on manager and coach.
For me Silva ticks the boxes. He'd understand the passions and rivalries and he'd quickly tune in to what we want which again for me is a competitive football team capable of playing with both flair and pragmatism and to be taken seriously again.
33 Posted 08/05/2018 at 10:13:21
Cheers Darren,like most of us on here,picking a new Boss is proving a bit of a tough call,our next Gaffer could be anyone,I just pray we finally get a Winner in.
God help us all if Mosh gives F.S another season !.
34 Posted 08/05/2018 at 10:33:02
35 Posted 08/05/2018 at 10:51:46
Paddy Vieira was a lazy journos choice whilst sipping pimms at the in laws bank holiday bbq.
BPB wants Eddie Howe is Tuesday's fayre.
36 Posted 08/05/2018 at 13:16:20
37 Posted 08/05/2018 at 13:29:15
He is still a massive name in the game who could attract signings, the lad has a wealth of experience playing under one of the best managers in British football.
38 Posted 08/05/2018 at 13:42:01
Maybe we should go for Eddie Howe. he's an Everton supporter, I think, and he has experience at top flight management.
My fingers are crossed we get it right this summer.
39 Posted 08/05/2018 at 13:47:41
40 Posted 08/05/2018 at 14:24:16
41 Posted 08/05/2018 at 14:38:23
42 Posted 08/05/2018 at 15:43:36
More lies ?.
43 Posted 08/05/2018 at 16:29:31
44 Posted 08/05/2018 at 16:35:49
45 Posted 08/05/2018 at 16:59:26
Alternatively, he spoke to Fonseca in October too and more recently by the sounds of it so it could be the Fons.
I don't think Moshiri will gamble with Eddie Howe, even though he has worked wonders with Bournemouth. I wouldn't be disappointed with him in charge but I would be worried that it maybe too much for him to handle.
Moshiri may yet surprise us and bring a big time manager in . Simeone, Emery, Jardim, Conte . Is he willing to bankroll such a manager with massive spending. Don't hold your breath.
Any of them would give me hope for the future and the football would improve.
46 Posted 08/05/2018 at 17:15:13
47 Posted 08/05/2018 at 18:13:05
Think your right Mike,jeez those fucking agents are real leeches,I don't know what's worse them or Large Samuel !?.
All the wild rumours will now start pouring in from everywhere...I need a LONG holiday...maybe Turkey...
48 Posted 08/05/2018 at 18:23:00
But I do believe we need a new man who captures his love for the beautiful game & can also provide a new legacy for our great club.
I know who,but sadly the fan base & more importantly Mosh would never give him his chance here...sigh.
49 Posted 08/05/2018 at 18:31:25
50 Posted 08/05/2018 at 18:44:13
51 Posted 08/05/2018 at 18:46:47
52 Posted 08/05/2018 at 18:52:34
My first choice would be Spaletti at Inter. He always tries to produce teams that stroke the ball around, dominate the midfield, get forward using the wings and has a fast mobile striker or two.
53 Posted 08/05/2018 at 18:54:02
We couldn't get any worse...could we !?.
54 Posted 08/05/2018 at 19:09:09
55 Posted 08/05/2018 at 19:21:57
Tosun WILL score us goals Blues.
56 Posted 08/05/2018 at 19:23:15
He would do us a good job.
57 Posted 08/05/2018 at 19:41:44
That would be my blue print.
58 Posted 08/05/2018 at 21:56:28
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