With Sam Allardyce’s departure confirmed, several candidates are reportedly in line to replace him as Everton manager.
Allardyce joined the Merseyside club last November on an 18-month deal, and guided them to an eighth-place finish in the league but concerns over his management style had been growing among supporters and the last day defeat at West Ham pretty much confirmed his exit.
We’ve taken a look at some of the managers in the frame to replace Allardyce in the Goodison Park hot seat.
Carlos Carvalhal took over at Swansea with the side at the bottom of the table.
His revival saw his pick up wins against the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool as the Swans jumped out of the relegation zone.
However, a tough run up to the end of the season saw the Swans lose their last two home games and they were relegated to the Championship.
With his future yet to be confirmed, Carvalhal could also be on the radar of Everton.
The Bournemouth boss has been linked with the Everton job often in the past, and is set to be a candidate again.
Although he has steered the Cherries to another 12th-place finish, his future remains in doubt at the south coast side.
Howe could be on Moshiri’s shortlist due to the brand of footall he plays and also his willingness to use young talent.
The fact that he’s an Everton fan doesn’t hurt either!
Fonseca has recently secured back-to-back Ukrainian Premier League titles with Shakhtar Donetsk, winning the double this season and the treble last year.
Although he has no Premier League experience, he has great tactical knowledge and a deep understanding of European football.
Everton shareholder Moshiri previously targeted the ex-Braga boss in October and will likely be making a move again, although he’s also on West Ham’s radar.
Louis Van Gaal
Former Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal recently revealed that he was considering a move back into management.
If appointed, he’d bring a wealth of experience to the Everton dug out.
Fresh from winning the Primeira Liga title with FC Porto, Sergio Conceicao is being linked with numerous roles across Europe.
Whether he’d be willing to give up Champions League football is an issue, but his Porto side were a joy to watch at times.
There is no doubt that Sean Dyche has done an excellent job at Burnley, and he was apparently in the frame for the Everton job when Ronald Koeman left the club.
However, Evertonians are hoping for a bit of attacking flair in their side and Dyche’s Burnley weren’t always easy on the eye.
Arsene Wenger’s long reign at Arsenal is finally over and he’s openly admitted that he wants to carry on working.
He obviously wouldn’t be a long term appointment but he would bring with him an attacking philosophy.
Andre Villas-Boas is currently a free agent after leaving Shanghai SIPG. His spells at Chelsea and Tottenham ended pretty poorly but he’s still very highly regarded as a bright, young manager.
Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has been linked with Everton in the past but a move has never materialised.
The 66-year-old is apparently keen to get back into club management and he’d bring a wealth of experience with him.