Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Which top-class boss would want the Everton job at the minute?

David Nugent in Editorial, English Premier League 6 Dec 2019

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First of all, an apology to any fans not interested in the situation at Everton, as I have written articles about the Blues for the last two days. However, it is a subject close to my heart and normal service will be resumed next week I promise.

So, yesterday the least surprising sacking of the season so far took place, as the Toffees sacked Portuguese boss Marco Silva. The decision was not a hard one after a horrible start to the campaign, culminating in a 5-2 mauling at Liverpool on Thursday night.

Silva comes across as a nice guy. However, he was out of his depth and the decision for him to leave the club was the right one.

Which top boss would want to take over the mess?

The current Everton team have wildly underachieved. While some teams are better than the sum of their parts, the Blues is the reverse. They no doubt have talented players but they are not living up to their potential. The team can’t defend and have also struggled for goals.

Even as a bias Evertonian, it is hard to see any top boss wanting to take on that mess of a team, especially mid-season. People have talked about offering big money, but even that would unlikely to be enough to attract a boss who could move the club in the right direction.

Everton must be realistic

I have read some of the names mentioned by the press and supporters, and some are simply unrealistic. The likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Carlo Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez are unlikely to see Everton as an attractive proposition in their current state.

In an ideal world, the Blues could get a big-name boss to help the club to fulfil its potential. However, we do not live in an ideal world and this is not a fantasy story.

Some of the other names linked are not inspiring either, with the likes of David Moyes and Mark Hughes talked about as potential replacements for Silva. Meanwhile, Portuguese journeyman Vitor Pereira is the latest name linked with the vacant position.

He won two titles in Portugal with Porto and more recently the Chinese Super League crown. However, he has enjoyed an inconsistent managerial career and is known as something of a loose cannon.

Then there is Spanish pair Unai Emery and Marcelino. The former has just lost his job at Arsenal, while Valencia dismissed Marcelino earlier this season. Neither would be universally popular choices amongst the fans.

David Moyes the favourite for the vacant position

The idea of former boss David Moyes returning to the club seems to have gone down like a lead balloon amongst the supporters. The Scot did a solid job, with little financial backing for a decade. However, he also instilled a mentality of mediocrity at the Merseyside club. He basically surrendered in away games against the top-four and his style of play was not great on the eye.

However, it seems that the Toffees are willing to re-appoint the former United boss. In fact, David Moyes is the favourite for the job at odds of 6/4. That is not a great prospect for Evertonian’s as the majority will feel it is a step back.

In their current situation, though, stability and organisation are what the team needs. Moyes despite his failings as a boss is a man who can organise a team. His teams are usually hard to beat.

With not many top-class bosses knocking at the Everton door, and the club seemingly struggling to find a new boss, Moyes returning until the end of the season may just be a necessary evil.

Who will be the next Everton boss?


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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