David Moyes provided 11 years of relative success at Everton. It will be hard to replace the Scotsman at Goodison Park, however there are many candidates who will believe they can sustain the success at the Merseyside club.
Here are the top five potential Moyes replacements:
Roberto Martinez - Wigan Athletic
Martinez's season with Wigan was bitter-sweet as they won the FA Cup, but were soon-after relegated. Martinez remains coy over contract talks and could be looking to stay in the Premier League.
His style of attacking football with Wigan was acknowledged by Premier League managers and he shocked Everton by beating them 0-3 away in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Everton would be a perfect fit for Martinez as they are a stable club and haven't been relegation candidates for a long time now.
A move to Everton will help improve Martinez's CV and could give him exposure on how to deal with a top half PL club.
Gus Poyet - Brighton Hove Albion
Brighton were arguably one of the most exciting teams in the Championship this term and they dismantled many teams at the Annex. Their attacking flair and fluid football helped them secure a play-off place but ended up losing to Crystal Palace. But Brighton overachieved and all this was down to Poyet as he helped make Brighton one of the best teams in the Championship. A move to the Premier League will be suited to a manager of his calibre and he could achieve success with Everton.
Mark Hughes - Unattached
Without a job for almost half a year now, Hughes will be looking to come back into management. Hughes has a proven track record in the PL as he helped Blackburn secure a top half finish and made Manchester City a strong PL side. Hughes would take the Everton job as he is a decent manager and could be a short term option.
Martin O'Neill - Unattached
O'Neill made Aston Villa one of the best teams in the Premier League making them finish fifth many times in his tenure. He then went on a sabbatical and returned to help Sunderland avoid relegation. His second season at Sunderland started off well but then ended in him getting sacked. O'Neill made Villa similar to what Everton are right now and could provide stability and success at Goodison.
Malky Mackay - Cardiff City
Mackay made Cardiff win the Championship with relative ease and is one of the most underrated managers in the modern game. His handling of players and tactics helped secure promotion quickly this term and he should move to a bigger club so his managerial abilities are recognised. Everton would be the perfect club for him as they have a balance of youth and experience and their stability will help Mackay settle in with ease.
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