With Ronald Koeman’s reign as Everton manager now over, bwin have opened a market on who will succeed him in the Goodison Park hotseat.
The Dutchman failed to build on a promising first season with the Merseyside club, despite having spent around £140million this summer.
Here, we look at potential candidates to take charge of the Toffees, with their Everton next manager odds listed alongside:
DAVID UNSWORTH 2/1
The Chorley-born 44-year-old spent two stints with the club as a defender and has been placed in temporary charge after stepping up from his duties with the Under-23s team. Hasn’t hidden his desire to get the top job on a permanent basis, stating: “I want to manage and this is an amazing club to be manager of. I make no secret of it. The chairman has given me an opportunity to hopefully get a run of games where hopefully performance levels go up. From that, performances will dictate any future for me as Everton manager.”
SEAN DYCHE 3/1
One of England’s bright young coaches who has long been considered a contender for bigger clubs. Dyche has twice led Burnley to promotion to the Premier League and last season kept them there in impressive fashion. Burnley have started the new season well and he will doubtless feel he still has plenty to achieve at Turf Moor – but Everton could prove hard to turn down.
THOMAS TUCHEL 11/2
Earned plenty of plaudits for his work with Mainz before succeeding Jurgen Klopp as head coach of Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, where he picked up a German Cup triumph in May. Moved on soon after and has been waiting for a new opportunity since then, so would be immediately available. Has previously suggested he would like to manage in the Premier League and is believed to consider Everton a big enough club to tempt him over to England.
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CARLO ANCELOTTI 11/1
It does seem unlikely that the vastly successful Italian, who has managed some of the game’s biggest clubs in Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, would be interested in the Toffees. But he is suddenly available after being released by the German giants and perhaps Everton could underline their ambition by putting together a tempting offer.
DAVID MOYES 12/1
Enjoyed 11 mostly successful years at Goodison Park before leaving to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2013. He did not see out a season in an ill-fated spell at Old Trafford and his career has not recovered since, having a disappointing stint at Real Sociedad before being relegated with Sunderland last term. The 54-year-old is still highly regarded by the Everton board but bringing him back may not go down too well with supporters.
CHRIS COLEMAN 22/1
The timing may be perfect for Wales boss Coleman. After nearly six years in charge of his national team, during which time he took them to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, Coleman is currently mulling over whether to pen a new contract with Wales having missed out on qualification for next summer’s World Cup. Coleman’s stock remains high from what he achieved with the Welsh in France two summers ago and he may feel now is the chance to have another crack at the Premier League.
EDDIE HOWE 25/1
The highly-rated Bournemouth coach has long been tipped for a bigger stage and the time could be right for him to consider moving on after a difficult start to the season. Howe cut short a previous spell at Burnley when he wanted to move back south for personal reasons, but time may have moved on and the opportunity to manage Everton would be different. Despite being a southerner, he was also a childhood Everton fan and there could be an emotional pull.
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