The Spaniard's work at Getafe has been attracting admirers in his home country where has guided one of La Liga's lowest-spending clubs to seventh place and with a shot of qualifying for the Champions League.
Sport claim that the Blues have made contact with Bordalás and The Athletic in the UK say that the 55-year-old is one of the candidates Everton's board are looking at.
Bordalás has managed a long list of Spanish clubs since retiring as a player in 1992, including Alicante, Hércules, Alcoyano, Elche, Alcorcón and Alavés over the past 13 years.
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1 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:36:27
Well ain't that an understatement lol
(honestly know nothing about him)
2 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:36:31
3 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:50:48
What were the circumstances of his departures? Were they voluntary? Or were they accompanied by the bullet, or an angry mob bearing pitchforks and brandishing torches, whilst hurling stale Tapas dishes at him?
We need to know these things, not that we'd be listened to, but at least if he were to be appointed, we could form our own angry mob, get rope and bullets, carry pitchforks (suitably sharpened) brandish torches, the lit type, (none of these LED ones wouldn't have the same impact and wouldn't be in keeping with the pitchforks) get our own stale food and make our feelings recognised.
4 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:53:18
5 Posted 06/12/2019 at 21:13:10
6 Posted 06/12/2019 at 21:28:33
He is clueless...but I dont really blame him for that. Hes signed up to be chairman with the best of intentions, in my opinion, but its asking a bit much to expect him to have an encyclopedic knowledge of managerial candidates across world football.
If he goes for anyone slightly obscure then his balls are on the line, however none of the obvious candidates are remotely attractive.
Im glad its his job because I wouldnt want to pick the next bloke. Hopefully the whole point of Marcel Brands being around is to oversee this kind of situation.
7 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:06:25
It feels like they held back from sacking Silva because they dont have anyone in particular lined up?
8 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:07:45
9 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:07:52
Besides that, what are we Watford?
10 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:14:01
11 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:16:32
I was listening on radio today to a TalkSport show. One of the contributors asked something to the effect of:
If Bill Kenwright weren't associated with Everton, do you really believe they'd be linked with David Moyes?
There's a lot of factors as to why we are where we are presently, and a lot of blame. One thing is for sure for me, as long as Bill Kenwright is associated with EFC, we'll never be a progressive, foward-thinking Club. He owns what, 5% of the shares or some such thing? Why does this guy even have a voice FFS?
That last sentence is a rhetorical frustration vent, don't bother answering.
12 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:20:23
13 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:20:56
14 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:21:57
15 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:29:43
Just relax and let a man (Marcel Brands) that knows more about world football than every journalist combined do his job.
16 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:30:51
Andrew, you're right (hopefully) but, after what's happened this season and not getting players in pre-season who we all knew we needed, I'm bricking it a little. The shite away on Wednesday and the result was really worrying the way we just gave up.
17 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:34:02
'If Bill Kenwright weren't associated with Everton, do you really believe they'd be linked with David Moyes?'
I said exactly the same thing yesterday during the day, waiting for the axe to fall.
Moshiri and Brands have ZERO working relationship experience with David Moyes. Given a free hand he would never appear on their wanted list.
If there's any truth at all in the rumour, that narrative and notion can only be coming from one source.
A source that in truth should have no say whatsoever in the choice of the next manager IMO.
18 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:37:51
Maybe Jesus from Flamengo but he's a bit old for a first shot at the Premier League. The other names are just chucked about by agents, papers and bookies.
19 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:51:09
The news outlets, if they have shown anything, is that they manipulate their own news and many of them are owned/sponsored by betting companies or the case of Sky, The Sun, or TalkSport, it's a self-serving cycle which is making them millions through “links” whatever the fuck they are! The Premier League gravy train is a sweet ride and they all want a piece.
I am going to have to disagree and state that the next manager doesn't have to have Premier League experience at all but he HAS to have a game plan that is simple for the players and have a focus on graft, this will guarantee points against the mid-table and bottom teams.
20 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:53:51
21 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:53:54
He has trawled the Business Pages and can't find any trace of Melchester Rovers in order he could negotiate with their Chairman over the 'possible transfer of the now, 90 year old goal-scoring sensation that was Roy Race.
I believe he is also interested in the possible recruitment of Alf Tupper (Tough of the Track) as a Fitness Coach, and although technically, Alf is not a Football Man, he was legendary for his stamina!
Why that guy could work for Ike the Welder all day, be let go slightly early, pick up some Fish and Chips, on the way to the Stadium, and still outrun those Toffs from The Harriers! (Legend)
And people on here slag Moshiri off for not knowing his stuff! What a bunch of Disbelievers we have become.
22 Posted 06/12/2019 at 23:40:10
23 Posted 06/12/2019 at 23:55:18
Outside of very, very, very few British sources, no they don't. I did think it was rather odd that Paul Joyce was one who perpetuated the Ancelotti & ten Hag links, since to my understanding he has been fairly trustworthy in the past. But I've not seen anything from him to support that in the past few years.
Anyway, basing your lack of faith in Brands, Moshiri, or whoever, on what the tabloids or clickbait rumor sites is pretty much ridiculous.
24 Posted 07/12/2019 at 00:21:45
I'm into panties myself, or should I say I would like to be? But unfortunately these days, the opportunity to re-explore such almost forbidden territory, is not only extremely rare, but verging on non-existent! 💔
25 Posted 07/12/2019 at 00:26:38
26 Posted 07/12/2019 at 08:11:16
I think it is essential that whoever we are approaching has successful premier league experience. Mid season in the relegation zone is no time for an experiment. I want to discuss the managers who are available/maybe available with that essential experience.
looking through the list on https://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/everton/next-permanent-manager. Top 3 by a long way.
Nuno Esperito Santo [18 months left on contract]
Ancelotti is a class act also with PremLeague experience but our situation and requirements are alien to him. I can't see it. Wenger has moved on, is an establishment guy now.
The two favourites Vitor Pereira and Moyes
The former has no premier league experience and is entering at the deep end mid season. Language and communication will be a detrimental barrier at this critical time.
The latter is the past, would he be able to inspire both the fans and connect with our current crop of players ? I don't think so.
Then we come to Eddie Howe, laudable for what he has done with Bournemouth but presides perennially over leaky defences on a par or worse than ours and that takes some doing. He still interests me though and has potential with a stronger budget , better players and is an Evertonian. There is a line of upside logic .Effectively I would choose him rather than Moyes or Pereira.
Then we come to Big Sam.
27 Posted 07/12/2019 at 08:38:26
28 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:04:03
29 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:18:22
30 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:53:12
To my mind the club should have been trawling the world over the last couple of months to construct a shortlist of possible candidates. If this has not been the case then I would be astounded, as it was obvious to one and all that Silva was working on exhausted time.
What we are seeing in the press are some educated thoughts and a large amount of placed comments by managers agents. What is clear is that we know very little and will pieces bits of information together to make not a lot more. I do hope though that the shortlist was formulated and we are working our way through it and that an appointment will be made sooner rather than later.
31 Posted 07/12/2019 at 10:07:17
‘Second-hand manager for hire. Bit shabby at the edges but otherwise in good condition. Experienced. Cheap. Wages negotiable. Willing to travel. Keen for cushy opportunity. Happy to work with special people.
Applications by post, telegram, telephone or walk-ins are all welcome.
Bill has finally found his g-spot. Eureka!!
32 Posted 07/12/2019 at 10:11:42
33 Posted 07/12/2019 at 10:23:45
34 Posted 07/12/2019 at 11:06:43
1. Not too old.
2. Not too young.
3. No ex-managers or ex-players or anyone who has managed Liverpool.
4. A history of consistent success with top clubs in top leagues.
5. A willingness to come to a club that hasn't won anything since 1995, has in the last five years sacked its last four managers, including the current managers of Belgium and Holland, and is now languishing in the bottom three of the Premier League.
With those prerequisites I'm amazed we're having trouble finding a new manager that would be acceptable to the fans. You would think managers would be battering Moshiri's door down to sign up for 18 months of earache and then get sacked.
Really the manager we would like is already at a top club because that is where top managers usually are and he won't leave it to come to us. We are beggars because our constant failure to get the correct manager has made us so and beggars can't be choosers. No doubt we will eventually get someone. We can only hope he can organise the players the last four managers before him bought into a cohesive side capable of winning enough games to get us back up to mid-table and push on from there. AKA a miracle worker.
35 Posted 07/12/2019 at 11:19:50
36 Posted 07/12/2019 at 11:25:37
They weren't trawling the world looking for a Silva replacement for this past two months. They where happy with the progress and uplift at the end of last season. The target this season was a slight improvement in the Premier League position and cup runs. Having got one purple patch last season, they were looking for a modest two purple patches this season. It never occurred to them that Silva would not be able to hit this modest target.
The Summer transfer window was a horlick with Silva's fixation with Zouma and Kenwright's involvement in the Zaha Saga, a forward with one goal this season. Against this was the usual reluctance of players to join Everton and the pressure to offload deadwood. The pre-season preparation at Finch Farm was of the same poor standard as the previous two pre-seasons.
Add to this Brands being forced to take risks on injury-prone players, whose potential is over-rated, since they don't play regularly for proper assessment.
But still, until this week, they thought they would get by with Silva. Silva has been fed to the lions to save their bacon. Everton need more than a change of manager, what they need is a change of managers in this badly managed Club.
What you will get is a manager who has been selected in the main by poor managers. They could not manage a piss up in a brewery.
Any manager who does not insist on big changes at least at Finch Farm before taking the job is a fool.
37 Posted 07/12/2019 at 15:17:38
We need a winner. An energetic winner to fit our player profile or at least someone with good and relatively successful Premier league experience.
No to Dyche, Howe, Sheffield United manager. I'd rather have Moyes, (who I don't want back).
Forget the tip tappy 'real' football pass masters. That boat has sailed. We need high energy, defensively solid, counter attacking coach. Someone who can get the basic setup and style implemented quickly.
They can slowly improve the style when we recruit better players that still fit the hard working ethos of the team. Have a plan A, B, C, D to suit available players and opposition.
38 Posted 07/12/2019 at 20:10:50
We all want Brands to find and select the next manager and keep both Moshiri and Kenwright out of the process,
then it is no wonder we do not have someone lined up as Brands was not looking as he hoped his choice would still be here.
39 Posted 07/12/2019 at 20:48:25
You're wasted on here, matey. You need to be writing for TV comedy programs. Made me proper LOL. I know we don't all condone imogi's on ToffeeWeb, but 🤣
40 Posted 07/12/2019 at 21:01:02
Did anyone see him in the Directors Box?
41 Posted 07/12/2019 at 21:09:02
42 Posted 07/12/2019 at 21:20:01
Just thought it seemed a bit 'coincidental' that he was there today. Guess it could be something or nothing. Only time will tell.
43 Posted 08/12/2019 at 07:24:25
44 Posted 08/12/2019 at 09:16:13
I can't argue with him in respect of that. However, no-one of that ilk is going to come here. The names being mentioned have no Premier League experience. However, all seem to have been involved in relegation. With the exception of Ancellotti. We need a steady hand at the moment.
45 Posted 08/12/2019 at 11:47:25
46 Posted 08/12/2019 at 11:58:27
47 Posted 08/12/2019 at 11:59:23
At no time did I say they were trawling the world for Silva, nor have been, just hopefully they were.
Any business realising things were going left field would be putting processes in place... after all, Everton are a business, whether we like it or not.
I feel that we are still transferring into a professionally run business (club) but the owner needs to realise there are certain areas of football that generalised business skills do not fit. Moshiri therefore needs to listen this time and we can make the right appointment.
48 Posted 08/12/2019 at 14:24:33
Too many posts on TW with a sombre or even vitriolic tone, so in true Monty Python style I try to emulate, "And Now For Something Completely Different!"
Slightly off topic, but I notice now that Chelsea's Transfer Ban has been lifted, one of the players they have been linked to, is one of their 'old boys' in Nathan Ake (Bournemouth).
I am just wondering if that comes off, dependant of course on who is our Manager at that time (?) will we try to get Zouma back? If so, how much is it worth going to? Personally, I would love to have him back, if (but it's not) it was up to me. How do other TW'ers feel about this possibility?
My view, as with many players and managers, they seem like a good fit but it doesn't always work out that way. At least we know what Zouma can do, and has done for us. Remember too, getting Eliaquim Mangala from Man City on loan (who City paid £32M for) and that turned out well, didn't it?
49 Posted 09/12/2019 at 06:32:22
50 Posted 08/12/2019 at 07:02:03
51 Posted 09/12/2019 at 07:06:59
52 Posted 09/12/2019 at 11:07:10
53 Posted 09/12/2019 at 13:02:10
I see absolutely no point in dismissing Silva to then go and get Emery because I reckon the same problems would arise within months: going sideways, defensive errors, lack of motivation...
This squad contains a few players who have downed tools under multiple coaches. They'd have ready made excuses with Emery and what happened at Arsenal won't have gone unnoticed.
54 Posted 09/12/2019 at 13:34:35
55 Posted 09/12/2019 at 13:54:36
56 Posted 09/12/2019 at 13:54:52
Im not suggesting Ferguson is the answer but the style and passion he enabled IS what we need.
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