Everton are currently still in the hunt for a new manager after Carlo Ancelotti’s departure last month.

The Italian left the Toffees to return to Real Madrid, after just 18 months in charge at Goodison Park.

Now, the Blues are on the search for a new boss, with plenty of names reported so far.

It had initially been thought that Nuno Espirito Santo was a possible appointment with competition from Crystal Palace.

The London club seemed certain to sign for the Eagles, before a deal reportedly collapsed yesterday morning.

With the Portuguese manager now still a possibility, it leaves the door open as to who could be appointed.

However, according to The Telegraph, the club could be set to make a shock appointment for their new boss.

The newspapers Chris Bascombe reports that Everton are considering former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez…

The Spaniard enjoyed a successful spell with the Blues’ city rivals, winning the Champions League in 2005.

Although there may be some hostility and conflict between the fan base and Benitez, there is no denying he is a good manager.

However, the report does also state that both parties are not yet in contact over the possibiltiy.

Whether Benitez would even take the role at Everton is yet to be seen, but it doesn’t seem likely given his Liverpool connection.

Everton need to plan for the future, and find a manager with a plan and vision aligned with that of the club.

Hopefully, the Toffees will find the right replacement to take them forward.

Appointing Benitez, however, seems an unlikely move for the club to make this summer.