Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Is Everton’s next boss already at the club?

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has hinted that the next Everton boss could already be at the club

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has hinted that the next Everton boss could already be at the club

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has hinted that the next Toffee’s boss could already be working at the club.

There is a host of candidates already within Everton’s setup that could be handed the role.


Kenwright is quoted by the The People as saying: “I have got people in mind,”

“A lot of those mentioned are not too far away. Everton have got a type, it’s a very hard working industrial football club.”

That seems like an indication that the Everton chairman is set to take risk on one of the unproven coaches at Everton, but then again Wigan is not that far away from Everton either.


Everton’s coaching setup is full of ex-Everton players and heroes. All of the potential candidates have been great leaders in the Royal blue shirt in the past here are some of those candidates from within the club:

Alan Stubbs

Former-Everton centre-back Alan Stubbs is currently coaching the Everton reserve team. Stubbs has been in the Everton coaching setup since 2008 and has impressed many including David Moyes with the work he has done with the Toffee’s junior team.
Stubbs has no senior managerial skills, but was famous for his leadership skills throughout his career and captained Everton during his playing days. He is also Everton through and through.

Duncan Ferguson

Duncan Ferguson is another former-Toffee’s captain and hero. The striker is one of the clubs modern day icons. The Scot has recently been working the clubs junior teams, has a UEFA A License, and is currently doing his UEFA Pro-license.

‘Big Dunc’ had two spells with Everton as a player and never hides his love for the Merseyside club, as his tattoo of the clubs crest on his arm proves. His ferocious reputation endeared him to the Goodison faithful on the pitch, but off it, he is a quieter person and gives very few interviews.

The big Scot would be a very popular sentimental choice, but he also has no managerial experience. He has earned glowing praise from former-Blues legend Howard Kendall though and David Moyes has praised his leadership skills within the dressing room during his playing days.

Phil Neville

Everton’s club captain Phil Neville is expected to leave the club this summer after eight years on Merseyside. Neville could be part of the England coaching staff at the under-21 European Championships this summer, but beyond that, his future is unclear.

Neville has been David Moyes lieutenant on the pitch for much of his reign at Goodison Park. His leadership skills cannot be brought into question. The veteran utility player has lead by example for much of his career with Everton.

Neville currently holds a UEFA B license, but his lack of experience may hinder his chances of getting the vacant managerial position at Goodison.

David Weir

David Weir is another former-Everton captain and represented the club with distinction through eight of the toughest years in the history of Everton. Weir is currently working with the clubs junior teams and is highly respected by the Everton hierarchy.


Also believed to be in the running for the job is David Moyes current assistant boss Steve Round. Round is highly-rated in coaching circles and has been a coach for a good while. Whether he wants to take the step-up is another matter.

Round has worked with Moyes and the Everton players for a long time, so he knows them well. His appointment would probably be to enable stability for the club. However, if he does not get the job he is likely to stay on as assistant boss, should the new boss come from within the club.


Any club is taking a gamble when they appoint a new boss. Everton are no different and this summer promises to be an interesting one for the Blues. Appointing a boss with no experience really would worry me.

A lack of managerial experience really could hinder the clubs progression of recent years and I really hope that the change of boss does not lead to Everton going into free-fall.

Would any of Everton’s coaches be good to take the manager’s position?


David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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