MailSport have floated the claim that Everton have made contact with intermediaries of the ex-City and West Ham boss who is currently in charge at Real Betis.
Pellegrini was unceremoniously sacked by West Ham following a dreadful spell in East London and was replaced by David Moyes.
Meanwhile, L'Equipe report that the Blues have reached out to Garcia who has just left Lyon after two seasons with the Ligue 1 club.
The 57-year-old has held a number of coaching jobs since joining Saint-Étienne 20 years ago, having also had spells with Dijon, Le Mans, Lille, AS Roma, and Marseille.
Sources in France continue to report that Christophe Galtier will be joining Nice after giving their owners a verbal acceptance of their offer to take him on following his decision to leave Ligue 1 champions, Lille.
There has also been a bizarre, left-field suggestion from Turkey that the Everton hierarchy have approached Fatih Terim who once managed AC Milan before being replaced by Carlo Ancelotti in 2001.
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1 Posted 10/06/2021 at 19:42:52
2 Posted 10/06/2021 at 19:47:55
3 Posted 10/06/2021 at 19:49:51
4 Posted 10/06/2021 at 20:07:28
5 Posted 10/06/2021 at 20:11:04
Garcia, possibly, better than the other two mentioned.
Terim, I know nothing of but no thanks.
Who's currently managing Monaco?
Get him, bring in some of their youngsters, there about due to bring through another top player, so let's pounce whilst they are cheap.
6 Posted 10/06/2021 at 20:30:06
As has been mentioned many times we are a club without a style identity.
We need to know what style of play we want to go with and then get the managers who play that style on a short list.
Forget the old doddering managers and bring in someone at least under 50.
If we are totally unsure of who to bring in then give big Dunc a chance with Cahill as his second in charge, they would sort out any issues and get the most out of the players we have.
7 Posted 10/06/2021 at 20:41:05
Roger @ 4 - agreed.
8 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:05:45
9 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:06:03
As for Galtier, it would be fitting if we ended up pursuing the one manager willing to honor a verbal agreement.
10 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:20:21
11 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:30:16
12 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:31:50
Hopefully, the board will soon make an announcement and put us all out of our misery.
13 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:33:22
14 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:41:43
15 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:51:26
16 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:54:21
“You're all just pissin' in the wind.
And there ain't nothing like a friend
who can tell you
you're just pissin' in the wind”
There's a place for him at our club.
17 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:55:17
18 Posted 10/06/2021 at 21:57:57
19 Posted 10/06/2021 at 22:07:26
I think it was Juninho that pissed off Aouar with some disciplinary move for not wanting to do the warm down after a match in which he did not play so maybe he's on good terms with Rudi and we'd take a midfielder of that quality. Garcia's a bit of a wild card but with the others in contention he is not easily dismissed.
20 Posted 10/06/2021 at 22:12:16
21 Posted 10/06/2021 at 22:14:33
Dave, it's NOT Benitez!
22 Posted 10/06/2021 at 22:15:34
23 Posted 10/06/2021 at 22:29:26
24 Posted 10/06/2021 at 22:38:24
25 Posted 10/06/2021 at 22:41:02
Howe is the new favourite.
26 Posted 10/06/2021 at 22:48:49
27 Posted 10/06/2021 at 22:50:56
It's gone way beyond a joke, this appointment.
28 Posted 10/06/2021 at 23:04:14
Wolves knew a month ago Nuno Santo was leaving and have just appointed a manager.
Everton were taken by complete surprise by Ancelloti leaving for Real Madrid just 8 days ago.
Believe all the click bait stories and betting odds you like. I for one am happy Everton is taking a measured and considered approach rather than recruit the first manager they sound out on a whim.
29 Posted 10/06/2021 at 23:06:29
There is not going to be a manager to change Everton into a Top 4 club or even a European competitor. Just a safe pair of hands and the small empires can pay homage to the Big Empire and everyone can continue as always, not having too much of both.
Moshiri will probably sack the Manager anyway in the season after the first season and the whole merry-go-round will start again. Everton's Groundhog Day.
30 Posted 10/06/2021 at 23:07:10
31 Posted 10/06/2021 at 23:12:39
Ten days ago, we had a manager. Nine days ago, the manager, totally unexpected, jumps ship to return to a former club, leaving us in total limbo. And some expect the board to appoint the first name thrown at them by the press.
A bit like Ancelotti, I will be patient enough with the club, within reason, considering the transfer window is open, to appoint a new manager, but it has to be done sooner rather than later. We can't let this drag on much longer, but the idea of appointing a successor within the first week is just laughable. Some call the club a joke. Seems some fans are more the joke.
32 Posted 10/06/2021 at 23:13:27
Over the weekend, we'll be linked with Big Phil Scolari, Kevin Keegan, and Dominic Cummings.
Thank god the Euros are starting and we can ignore all things Everton until the inevitable failure against France in the quarterfinals.
33 Posted 10/06/2021 at 23:16:44
So Moshiri has invested the best part of £500M in the hope that he could achieve mid-table mediocrity, he could have achieved that without sacking a single manager.
34 Posted 10/06/2021 at 23:17:45
35 Posted 10/06/2021 at 00:16:16
Jay (27) - spot on. 99% of this stuff getting thrown around is just empty speculation. About the only thing we know for sure is that the club met with Nuno – and why wouldn't they? He's available, has Premier League experience, and had success with Wolves. It makes sense to talk to him. Doesn't automatically make him the front-runner.
Jerome (28) - speaking of merry-go-rounds, I seem to remember these exact same posts when we were linked with Ancelotti and people said it would never happen because we were just looking for "a mid-table manager looking to achieve Premier League survival."
36 Posted 11/06/2021 at 00:23:49
37 Posted 10/06/2021 at 00:31:24
38 Posted 11/06/2021 at 02:15:11
39 Posted 11/06/2021 at 03:05:02
40 Posted 11/06/2021 at 03:33:44
Seriously,Rob, you think Ancelotti was 'patient' with Everton?
If that conversation you posted a few days ago was even half-true, then Ancelotti was not 'patient' with Everton.
Far from it and I suspect that I am not alone in being extremely disappointed with someone who I put a lot of faith in.
Ancelotti has put us in this unexpected mini-crisis. Nobody else. Who knows it might end up a blessing and we come up with the perfect fit. But none of us know that at the moment and we at Everton have been put in an unenviable tricky situation.
We all need 'patience' right now (but a week is too long for some knee-jerkers) not the impatience' that was leading Signor Ancelotti in only one direction.
41 Posted 11/06/2021 at 04:28:04
42 Posted 11/06/2021 at 05:46:35
43 Posted 11/06/2021 at 05:57:05
It's a critical position. It can take weeks or months. Saying we need to get it fixed by Monday is ludicrous. We really don't. It's more important that we get it right.
As for the shortlist, we don't know whose on it. The names in the media are mostly just journalistic puffery that anyone of us could have dreamt up. Follow it by all means but please don't get angry with the club for something invented by journos.
44 Posted 11/06/2021 at 07:17:22
He's not coming back,
He's not coming back,
David Moyesie, is not coming back.
45 Posted 11/06/2021 at 07:32:11
46 Posted 11/06/2021 at 07:43:23
There is certainly not a conspiracy at our club with the intention of keeping us mid-table. What is actually happening is the team's form dropped off as the season came to its close, due to a half-arsed effort on behalf of the players and manager.
The club, the Board, Moshiri, Kenwright, et al would have jumped for joy at any European qualification. The club has simply been held back by the decisions made in recruitment, providing the manager with the likes of Bernard and Iwobi, Delph and Gomes. Clearly we had too little quality and not enough creativity, plus we had no decent cover when key players were injured.
Add to this the behind-the-scenes struggle between manager, Board and Director of Football (which is common) and we can clearly see that these conflicts of policy affected our results.
Whoever comes in will have to know clearly what the transfer policy is going to be. Younger, hungrier players (Brands) or established internationals willing to take a step down for the money or the "project". I think the latter has backfired.
I think the "Cock-Up" theory fits us.
47 Posted 11/06/2021 at 08:07:52
That's not what I am saying. They believe at Everton that they are a Big Club, that they should be in the Top 4 and Europe, that they have the School of Science and the long-term personnel right through to club to deliver. This has been reinforced repeatedly. But the actual truth is they are not a Big Club, will not get into the Top 4, the School of Science is in titles only, long-term personnel are not up to the job, and the club is not able to deliver.
A sense of entitlement prevails at the club, rather than effort, adaptability and determined application. This runs right through the club, a Big Blue streak from Chairman to players. There is a big difference between persistence and determination. Don't tell them it's going to be midtable as usual, because that is the only type of manager they are comfortable with, one without a big management team. Hope I have made myself clearer, Eddie.
When they are looking for a manager, they are looking for the best manager. It's when the manager arrives that the midtable process begins and he finds that their terms prevail. Even Guardiola would find the same. The problem is that, after Ancelotti's tenure, such top calibre managers will smell a rat, so obvious midtable managers are the only ones available, unless Moshiri can pull one out of the hat. But it will be the same as usual when he gets back to Finch Farm.
48 Posted 11/06/2021 at 08:09:37
We are at a crossroads in the Moshiri reign. If we appoint Dyche, Potter, Howe or the like, it indicates mid-table mediocrity beckons and the purse strings tightened. If we appoint a high-profile manager like Conte, Ten Hag, it indicates Moshiri seriously want to progress the team.
Whoever we do appoint needs to get moving in the transfer market which is already complicated due to the Euros. Otherwise, it's another wasted season on the cards.
49 Posted 11/06/2021 at 08:10:01
It shows that not only are there clearly tight lips and trustworthy people who know what is going on but also that they have asked potential candidates to also not say anything to anyone.
Whilst they don't always get it right, they do try and run it professionally I feel.
50 Posted 11/06/2021 at 08:20:10
The rumours circulating now also suggest that Everton have another man involved in these interviews besides the three amigos, but I agree the club are doing well by keeping everything close to themselves, which either means one of two things: the press are guessing, or Everton, must be interviewing a few different candidates.
51 Posted 11/06/2021 at 08:25:02
Could it be Kiavash "Kia" Joorabchian?
52 Posted 11/06/2021 at 08:27:14
The silence is, I hope, an indication the club is being professional and trying to get this one right and explore every option. That's creating the media "shoot from the hip" speculation on a daily basis.
Much to the detriment of my sleep, the dogs' welfare and my relationship with my wife, this may well drag on for a couple of weeks yet.
But happy with that as long as we get it right.
53 Posted 11/06/2021 at 08:33:14
That's the only good news we've had since we won at Anfield. Kenwright to resign now please.
54 Posted 11/06/2021 at 09:13:37
There is a history of problems with players signed either just before a manager left or when we didn't have one (record fee paid for a defender Slaven Bilic being one that didn't work out).
We have to get the best available fit as a manager, whoever that is. And we have to sign players in the way we did last year. By that I mean 2-3 year deals with options rather than 5 years top dollar to sit on their arses.
For a player to come to us without having to offer him an unrealistic package, he would need to know how he fits in the manager's plans.
I think that that is the reason so many of us are frustrated that we haven't had an appointment yet. Although I agree with those who are calling for a measured approach. The typical schizophrenia of being a blue.
55 Posted 11/06/2021 at 09:14:57
So far under Moshiri I'd describe us as pretending to be big club without the spending / recruitment / strategy to back it up.
We've spent plenty - much more than Liverpool, Leicester and WHU on a net basis in the last 5 years (less than Liverpool gross because they reinvest by selling players with resale value).
But our strategy has been all over the place with vanity signings to keep up the big club pretence and lots of interference, leaving us with a deteriorating dysfunctional squad.
This misalignment between the powers that be and bad strategy creates a gravitational pull to mid-table for whoever is manager.
56 Posted 11/06/2021 at 09:30:06
57 Posted 11/06/2021 at 09:36:52
58 Posted 11/06/2021 at 09:43:02
Speak to the players at their level.
Really get his point across.
Is English and is an expert at getting his wingers to fallollapy down the fundermold and crossy crossy into the boxmold.
Yes, Stanley Unwin is the man.
59 Posted 11/06/2021 at 09:45:15
Maybe this board are trying to convince us that there taking their time to pick the right man. Who knows... they may actually get it right this time. For me there are 2 prime candidates Conti and Galtier, both just won their national leagues and both available, so why not go and get one of them. The rest on the lists were interested in have won nothing and done nothing,
60 Posted 11/06/2021 at 09:56:34
Superb, although your idea may be over the heads of some of our fellow contributors. And we could ditch Z-Cars and run out to a tune from Ogden's Nut Gone Flake!
61 Posted 11/06/2021 at 09:58:42
I would actually welcome Eddie Howe as I think the work he did in keeping a club like Bournemouth up for so long went unnoticed. He was hardly likely to attract any big names there but he still managed to hold his own for a few years and had his team playing better football than we have seen for decades at Everton.
So, given the names being touted for the job, it's either going to be a manager who cares, like Ferguson, Martinez or Howe, or a mercenary like Benitez, Moyes or Rogers.
Not exactly enlightening, no matter which way you look at it.
62 Posted 11/06/2021 at 10:04:01
No business should make a panic appointment of a guy who will have a big say in spending many millions of pounds of the owners money and the time taken to date really is the bare minimum required. Interviews have to take place and it is clear from the various press reports that they don't have a clue who the next one in will be.
I would guess that we will hear by the middle of next week so that the new guy can get to work on transfers with Brands. Hopefully the interview process will focus amongst other things on a man who can work with Brands with the same philosophy of bringing in some youth as we just haven't got the money to buy a team even if FFP allowed it. If we can get the manager and Brands singing from the same sheet, it will be a good start!
63 Posted 11/06/2021 at 10:29:15
I feel sorry for whoever is appointed because he will be called a mid-table manager and if he only achieves mid-table there will be shouts for him to be beheaded.
Enjoy the ride the journos are taking us on and maybe one or two of us might be happy when the appointment is finally made. Of course, some of us won't be happy, will we?
64 Posted 11/06/2021 at 10:35:34
65 Posted 11/06/2021 at 11:06:11
66 Posted 11/06/2021 at 11:12:14
67 Posted 11/06/2021 at 11:23:28
The job of the newly appointed manager, is to produce a better style of football than we've witnessed for the last few years and to try and win as often as possible. many of us realise that we are some distance behind those that we'd like to replace at the top end of the league, we also know it's unlikely that Everton will suddenly become a force to reckon with next season.
If the new boss can instill a work ethic into all of the players and a less rigid style of play, more often than not, that will do for starters, we can build from there. We can't afford another season of dire football from the 'unwatchables'. There has to be some sort of identity to the make-up of the side, that the fans can get behind and at least recognise as it being an Everton team and not merely a collection of blokes wearing the same coloured shirts.
I also hope to see the last of the term 'Everton project' as if it is something bright, shiny, and new, because Everton FC has been an ongoing project since 1878.
68 Posted 11/06/2021 at 11:23:45
69 Posted 11/06/2021 at 11:32:27
The press are scraping around the bottom of the barrel, I wouldn't be surprised if Ron Atkinson was the next name mentioned.
70 Posted 11/06/2021 at 11:41:44
71 Posted 11/06/2021 at 11:45:10
It's simply not an attractive job at the moment. A sleeping giant with a fan base who still have high expectations but with a playing staff that are not good enough. It will take time to sort out the squad and those from the blue half of the city are not known for their patience.
I have no idea who the new manager will be but I will be amazed if any manager who is currently dong well in their current role would dream of jumping ship to take on the job. That rules out Moyes for one.
Eddie Howe would not be my choice but as I have stated on numerous occasions recently if he gets the job I will support him and wish him well.
72 Posted 11/06/2021 at 11:48:02
However Everton have to be careful not to get taken in by another big name quitter like Ancelotti.
Personally, I wouldn't mind a good old-fashioned British guy like Sean Dyche.
The trend these days is to get a foreigner who has some player connections from his own country although Klopp seems to be an exception.
I suppose Ancelotti jumped ship because the lure at Real Madrid was far greater than the prospect of another season at Goodison with all the crap in the squad still likely to be hanging around next season and let's face it many of Everton's performances were absolute crap.
I do hope that Moshiri ignores many of the names mentioned so far especially the likes of Pellegrini, Benitez and Moyes.
73 Posted 11/06/2021 at 12:09:13
There have been a few names linked with the Spurs job but certainly nothing compared to the vacant Everton post. Perhaps that's because Fonseca appears to be heading to Spurs & is the very short priced favourite but it's been like that for a while now and nothing official yet.
74 Posted 11/06/2021 at 12:09:37
I heard it was Kia, who got in touch with Benitez, even though Marcel Brands only lives next door but one to the Spaniard, so maybe it's just Everton actually being professional, or someone telling me lies!
75 Posted 11/06/2021 at 12:12:41
Well, you all want a big name! Surprised he has not been mentioned as most others have by now.
76 Posted 11/06/2021 at 12:18:15
Runners-up Manchester United - Foreign Manager
Champions League winners Chelsea - Foreign Manager
Leicester City FA Cup winners - British Manager
West Ham ECL qualifiers - British Manager
Spurs European Qualifiers - mostly foreign Manager for last season
Arsenal - Foreign Manager
Why is Klopp an exception? I believe I'm correct in stating that the last English-born manager to lift a trophy was Harry Redknapp with Portsmouth back in 2008. Ron Atkinson, Joe Royle, Roy Evans, Steve McClaren and Brian Little also led their teams to 'glory' mostly in the League Cup competition, since the inception of the Premier League.
77 Posted 11/06/2021 at 12:20:43
78 Posted 11/06/2021 at 12:21:11
Appoint quickly = risk of getting it badly wrong.
Take our time = risk of missing transfer opportunities.
Even a short delay makes it unlikely that Duncan will get the job. If he was ready, it'd have been a 'no brainer' and the accompanied rallying cry of "we know what we want, and we already have it!!" would have brought all but a few of the usual moaners together behind him. Think we've missed this boat.
I also think another week or so and the likes of Howe and Nuno become increasingly hard to appoint too. Given both are immediately available it will start to look like they only got it when others couldnt be found, or they made 'big demands'. both are bad feet to start on.
Given it looks like Galtier is keeping his word with Nice, Moyes is staying in London (Thank god) and Terim and Pellegrini are old enough to be great grandads already (let alone when we enter BMD), then the options really start to decrease a bit.
Potter, Benitez, Lampard, Garcia
All of them have big risks. Maybe it comes down to who is prepared to coach Marcels buys, accept the big man as a number 2, and encourage the likes of Richie and James to stick around (or be a real youth developer if that's already a dead duck).
79 Posted 11/06/2021 at 12:22:51
He's not worth the effort, by Christmas he'll be screaming 'Please Release Me'
80 Posted 11/06/2021 at 12:41:32
Sean Dyche isnt a bad shout. I think what hes done with Burnley, who I would wager have had the lowest budget of any prem team each season, is very under-rated
81 Posted 11/06/2021 at 12:50:08
Of course you are hearing rumours, but I would not discount anything you say since you are on the ground and could be talking to people who know. This has in my experience been the case before when you have posted what you heard.
I doubt it is Usmanov since would be very risky if it was proved, but it was rumours intially that it was him who was involved talking to Ancelotti in the early stages.
I think you are right regarding Kia.
Simpler and effectively expressed. For me the big picture that is emerging that Everton is investment vehicle for Moshiri/Unsmanov traveling from A ( a discounted purchase with a ready made operation acceptable to the authorities) to B( increased value and the bonus of a Docklands Development).
The speed they are travelling at is slower and more expensive than expected , but they might get a lucky shortcut , as they see it. They are still. on track and happy with the initial investment and have Brands in waiting as probably the next Chairman to keep the same show on the road , avoiding any rocks in the way.
82 Posted 11/06/2021 at 13:06:29
83 Posted 11/06/2021 at 13:06:46
Dyche has, I think, just signed a new three year contract, thank God.
A bald Allardyce.
84 Posted 11/06/2021 at 13:19:18
I suppose the saving grace may be that a lot of recruitment will follow the Euros, giving us a bit of extra time.
I'd also hope that the new players will be signed for the new manager, not by him. So Brands could go early with some signings in theory. The more practical difficulty is persuading someone to come to a club without a manager
85 Posted 11/06/2021 at 13:38:14
86 Posted 11/06/2021 at 14:19:39
That's all it is, nobody knows anything, the newspapers just make it all up and each follows the other with their 'exclusive' story and round & round it goes. So called journalists have about as much of a clue about who's going to get the gig as we do.
Everyone has an opinion, nobody has a clue.
In happy news though, at least dithering Davey has signed a new contract at West Ham and won't be seen anywhere near Woodison, sorry I mean Goodison.
None of this talk will mean anything until it's announced, so I'm just going to kick back and try to enjoy the Euros without thinking about Everton.
87 Posted 11/06/2021 at 14:24:40
Steal him and some of their youngsters, let's pounce whilst they are cheap. Just a thought.
The whole point of having a director of football is for the continuity they bring when managers and coaches leave.
88 Posted 11/06/2021 at 14:56:48
89 Posted 11/06/2021 at 15:59:02
A bit like zonal marking, if you get the right players in place, it should in theory work better than man-for-man marking.
The DoF model should in theory ensure that there is a transfer strategy to bring in players and develop players. Within reason, it then becomes irrelevant who the manager or head coach is and the impact of changing them becomes less of an impact.
Look at Chelsea. Look at Man City. Continuously changing coaches. But continuously winning titles and trophies.
If we get that appointment right or let him do his job, we sort out the playing staff both in terms of transfers and revamping the academy to provide better quality.
90 Posted 11/06/2021 at 16:46:35
91 Posted 11/06/2021 at 17:31:51
We've fallen so far and so fast,we can't even do the basics right,we need a gaffer to sort things out from square one,wouldn't bankrupt the club neither and am sure he would be honoured to join us in any capacity,after all even the finest bosses in world football had to start their careers somewhere!.
Rest easy Jeff,am sure Mosh has a cunning plan!?.
92 Posted 11/06/2021 at 17:43:20
93 Posted 11/06/2021 at 21:13:16
This source has all the hallmarks of click bait, but I do think it is not far from the truth.
94 Posted 13/06/2021 at 02:44:01
95 Posted 14/06/2021 at 07:53:41
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