Everton Have Spoken To Mauricio Pochettino And Carlo Ancelotti Over Manager Role
By Mike Parrott
Everton have reportedly discussed hiring Mauricio Pochettino or Carlo Ancelotti to replace Marco Silva as manager.
Everton moved on from Silva this past week after their 5-2 loss to Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby. The loss pushed Everton into the relegation zone with only 14 points from 15 games.
However, Everton are going as ambitious as possible with the six-man shortlist that was revealed to the Times.
The Managerial shortlist includes; Mauricio Pochettino, Carlo Ancelotti, Vitor Pereira, David Moyes, Marcelino, and Erik Ten Hag.
The list could be deemed as realistically only two, maybe three of them would have any interest in the vacant Everton role.
Pochettino, Ancelotti and Ten Hag are at the top of the Managerial ladder currently with interest from Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and Manchester United reportedly.
One from the archives but this shows a brief glimpse of Duncan Ferguson's coaching intensity. Everton's caretaker manager prefers to get involved in training drills rather than merely watching them #EFC pic.twitter.com/NF90AAdHKw
- Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) December 6, 2019
Vitor Pereira was initially rejected by Everton after he was interviewed following the departure of Roberto Martinez in 2014.
Pereira is the current Manager of Chinese Super League team, Shanghai SIPG. The Portuguese Manager used to manage clubs such as Porto, Olympiacos, and Fenerbache.
However, his current salary of £30 Million a year at Shanghai could be a problem for Everton. The salary would only be second to Diego Simeone in Europe and would be the most in the Premier League.
Moyes is 100% correct here.
He knows what we need and when he was with us, the team always played for the jersey and gave 100% week in week out.
And the players that are here now, aren't Everton type players because they aren't hungry or haven't got the desire to fight! pic.twitter.com/gefvp6qJu0
- Joe Williams (@Joewillo180) December 5, 2019
David Moyes is currently one of the favourites to take over the Everton job. The Scot had been Manager at Everton for ten years from 2003 to 2013, before taking over at Manchester United.