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Everton sound out Getafe boss Bordalás

| Friday, 06 December 2019 56comments  |  Jump to last
José Bordalás is one of a number of names being put forth in the wake of Marco Silva's sacking, with reports in Spain and England suggesting that Everton have made an initial approach to him.

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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Mark Guglielmo
1 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:36:27
" of a number of names being put forth..."

Well ain't that an understatement lol

(honestly know nothing about him)

Gavin Johnson
2 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:36:31
Would be a Pepe Mel type of appointment! No thanks!
Derek Knox
3 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:50:48
With you both Mark and Gavin, never really heard of this guy, and if you look at the list of Clubs he has managed, none jump out as being serious contenders in La Liga, which beggars my next question why so many Clubs in a relatively short space of time?

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.

Mark Guglielmo
4 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:53:18
Derek, you're killing me, Smalls. LOL!
Colin Glassar
5 Posted 06/12/2019 at 21:13:10
Moshiri will end up picking someone out of a Pantini album. The man, imo, is clueless when it comes to football and to think BK’s his football advisor and consigliere. Gawd help us.
Phil Sammon
6 Posted 06/12/2019 at 21:28:33
Colin 5

He is clueless...but I don’t really blame him for that. He’s signed up to be chairman with the best of intentions, in my opinion, but it’s 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.

I’m glad it’s his job because I wouldn’t want to pick the next bloke. Hopefully the whole point of Marcel Brands being around is to oversee this kind of situation.

Jim Bennings
7 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:06:25
Why do I feel that our board don’t have a scooby doo who the hell they are going to make next manager?

It feels like they held back from sacking Silva because they don’t have anyone in particular lined up?

Colin Glassar
8 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:07:45
Well let’s hope he listens to Brands and not you know who, Phil.
David Pearl
9 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:07:52
I have a panties album.

Besides that, what are we Watford?

Stephen Meighan
10 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:14:01
The plot thickens
Jamie Crowley
11 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:16:32
If he listens to he who shall not be named, we'll end up with the ginger he who shall not be named.

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.

Steve Ferns
12 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:20:23
Jamie, you ae spot on, but remember our most successful chairman, he who my stand is named after, didn't own any shares that I know of. He was the equivalent of Sasha Ryazantsev, only Sir John made him chairman.
Gary Hughes
13 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:20:56
I don’t think the board/Moshiri or Brands actually have any sort of plan. The list of managers we are linked with is ridiculous, from the very best Pochettino, Ancelotti to the worst in Moyes. As a board they need to have a plan and then get the best manager they can to implement it. All the managers we are linked with all play different styles of football and work differently. This appointment is the biggest in my lifetime because if they get this one wrong it could mean relegation, unfortunately it’s that serious.
Steve Ferns
14 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:21:57
Gary, maybe take the names linked with a pinch of salt?
Andrew Laird
15 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:29:43
Or Gary, the media don't have a single idea or are or ever have been privy to confidential discussions in the Everton boardroom yet have to pretend they know something?

Just relax and let a man (Marcel Brands) that knows more about world football than every journalist combined do his job.

Gary Hughes
16 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:30:51
Steve, I would love to agree with you but these news outlets usually have some inside information. I know the list changes hourly but it's worrying the amount of people we are linked with. I think common sense has to prevail and we get someone in who has managed in the Premier League before and has not been relegated with another team.

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.

Jay Wood

17 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:34:02
Jamie @ 10.

'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.

Robert Tressell
18 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:37:51
I'm convinced there are only a few realistic names for mid-season appointment. Someone from China as the season is just about over (Genesio, Benitez, Pereira) or maybe Marcelino since he's out of work.

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.

Andrew Laird
19 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:51:09
Yes, I understand, Gary, but it would be more worrying to me if Silva was still in charge because, for every game he was there after Norwich, we were getting 0 points in any game he was in charge of.

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.

Andrew Laird
20 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:53:51
After the players get the simple premise you can then expand the tactical ideas to be more successful, this is Brands remit. He’s got this.
Derek Knox
21 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:53:54
Colin @ 5, I have it on reasonably good authority that Moshiri is currentlysearching for Roy Race, Limpalong Leslie, and Wee Bandy.

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.

Anthony Murphy
22 Posted 06/12/2019 at 23:40:10
I can’t believe we have been on such a poor run and yet it seems we didn’t have anyone lined up to replace Silva. We did the same when Koeman left and waited weeks to get Allardyce. Other clubs move quickly - we never do.
Mark Guglielmo
23 Posted 06/12/2019 at 23:55:18
Gary "... but these news outlets usually have some inside information."

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.

Derek Knox
24 Posted 07/12/2019 at 00:21:45
David @ 9, I don't think you should impart such information on TW.

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! 💔

Jerome Shields
25 Posted 07/12/2019 at 00:26:38
Wake me up when they have a appointed a Manager. I'm getting fed up all these rumours, which have no rhyme or reason, worse than the Summer Transfer window. Looks like they could select an expensive flop.
Tony Everan
26 Posted 07/12/2019 at 08:11:16
I think sometimes club's themselves leak bullshit rumours to give them some breathing space on who they are really pursuing.

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 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.

Martin Mason
27 Posted 07/12/2019 at 08:38:26
How about somebody British who doesn't sound like Manuel from Fawlty Towers?
Gary Hughes
28 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:04:03
Mark I’m not basing my lack of faith in Moshiri and or Brands down to what rumours I read. It’s down to what they didn’t do in the summer with regards to bringing in players we needed. Are you telling me you were happy starting the season with only 2 centre halves and again for the second season no recognised 15-20 goal centre forward. They might have a plan but it isn’t a very good one and has left us woefully inadequate at the back with no choice to change it and struggling to score goals.
Joe McMahon
29 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:18:22
Brands please take charge, for the sake of Everton FC and BMD!
Keith Gleave
30 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:53:12
I don’t think Moshiri has a brain for football and the appointments that follow. Supposedly this is why he appointed Brands, a person well known and respected within the game for his knowledge and contacts. This next managerial appointment has to be left with Brands recommendation.
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.
Colin Glassar
31 Posted 07/12/2019 at 10:07:17
Derek 21, I’ve been told that Moshiri is trawling through the yellow pages looking for the “Football Managers” listings while Chairman Bill going through early 1970’s issues of the Exchange and Mart found:

‘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!!

Andrew Laird
32 Posted 07/12/2019 at 10:11:42
Well Tony, you failed to critique Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew, Steve McLaren (as manager not coach to Ferguson) and Mark Hughes. All of the above have premier league “experience” of doing the square root of fuck all. By the way Marco Silva also had this “experience”, as did Koeman as did Martinez.
Jack Convery
33 Posted 07/12/2019 at 10:23:45
Dumbledore with Harry and Hagrid as his assistants. Everton are magic !!
Frank Crewe
34 Posted 07/12/2019 at 11:06:43
So judging by the comments above what we are looking for is:

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.

Don Alexander
35 Posted 07/12/2019 at 11:19:50
Eloquently put Frank (#34), if you didn't know better the owner and board have royally fooked the club (and no disrespect at all to Big Joe btw).
Jerome Shields
36 Posted 07/12/2019 at 11:25:37
Keith #30,

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.

Justin Doone
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.

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
38 Posted 07/12/2019 at 20:10:50
If the truth is that the delay to sack Silva was due to Brands wanting him to be given more time and
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.

Karen Mason
39 Posted 07/12/2019 at 20:48:25
Derek at #3,

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 🤣

Karen Mason
40 Posted 07/12/2019 at 21:01:02
Just heard that Niko Kovac was at Goodison today. Anyone else picked that up from anywhere? Don't know too much about him except he was sacked by Bayern after poor run of results?

Did anyone see him in the Directors Box?

Rob Halligan
41 Posted 07/12/2019 at 21:09:02
Karen, Kovac was there today, according to the BBC Sport website, but he says he was only there taking in the match before heading to the Manchester derby match. He must have been well impressed by the atmosphere if nothing else.
Karen Mason
42 Posted 07/12/2019 at 21:20:01
Thanks, Rob.

Just thought it seemed a bit 'coincidental' that he was there today. Guess it could be something or nothing. Only time will tell.

Eric Myles
43 Posted 08/12/2019 at 07:24:25
Colin #8, apparently Brands wanted to keep Silva, so Moshiri is definitely not listening to him.
Dale Rose
44 Posted 08/12/2019 at 09:16:13
We have jumped in with managers that were not up to the mark. Lets give Ferguson a chance. He couldn't do any worse than the last bunch. I've gone on in the past about foreign mercenaries. Sam Hoare corrected me on this quoting Guardiola and Klopp.

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.

Nicholas Ryan
45 Posted 08/12/2019 at 11:47:25
Frank [34] …. Ouch!, but spot on!
John Kavanagh
46 Posted 08/12/2019 at 11:58:27
Keith Gleave
47 Posted 08/12/2019 at 11:59:23
Jerome #36,

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.

Derek Knox
48 Posted 08/12/2019 at 14:24:33
Karen @ 39, thanks for your flattering accolade but I just try to inject a bit of humour into my posts while still trying to be fairly serious about the subject matter.

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?

James Hill
49 Posted 09/12/2019 at 06:32:22
Sounds like we are going to mess it up again. Bringing another so called modern manager who try to play football that is boring passing million times around the back. Sick of all these shit foreign managers in the Silva mould being link with Everton.
Bobby Mallon
50 Posted 08/12/2019 at 07:02:03
I don’t think brands and Moshiri messed up in the summer over signings. I believe the striker and central defender we all crave just didn’t want to sign for us simple
Bobby Mallon
51 Posted 09/12/2019 at 07:06:59
Frank crew @34 well said.
Steve Ferns
52 Posted 09/12/2019 at 11:07:10
Sky are reporting Unai Emery is in the frame. He turned us down in 2017. If you forget Arsenal, he has a fine pedigree. But after Silva it would be remiss of us to do just that. For his many, many positives, he lacks the force of personality we need right now.
Andrew James
53 Posted 09/12/2019 at 13:02:10
No to Emery. He's a good coach for Europe - as he showed last season and has done repeatedly for other clubs - but I think his shortcomings in our league were finally exposed with his good strike force papering over the cracks last season.

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.

Dennis Heaton
54 Posted 09/12/2019 at 13:34:35
Why not include Big Dunc in the selection of a new manager as to who he would like to work with? His passion and a good quality manager... what could go wrong???
Steve Shave
55 Posted 09/12/2019 at 13:54:36
Please, not Emery!
Anthony Hawkins
56 Posted 09/12/2019 at 13:54:52
What the game against Chelsea showed me was that the type of football we used to play IS STILL IN THERE. The passing and flow and instant cross for Richarlison’s goal was out of an Everton history book.

I’m not suggesting Ferguson is the answer but the style and passion he enabled IS what we need.

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