Who should Everton bring in as their new manager?

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With Roberto Martinez out the door after two bottom-half finishes in as many years, Everton are on the hunt for a new manager and there are plenty of high-profile names available to them, but who should they pursue?

Frank De Boer

The Dutch legend recently quit his post at Ajax after six years at the helm and according to his brother Ronald, he would be interested in taking on the challenge of managing Everton.

"Frank is interested in the Everton job, but it's not up to him to make the move, that's up to the club. In my eyes he's the right man for that job... I think Everton would be a good fit for Frank. It's the sort of club where he'd be given the chance to show his qualities and do something special. He made up his mind to leave Ajax two months ago because he needed a change." said Ronald.


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De Boer is a huge name in football and would inspire the sort of confidence that is needed around the Merseyside club after two lean seasons in the league. His footballing philosophy is also one that will appease the fan base and the Dutchman could be a successful long term hire.

Manuel Pellegrini

Pellegrini would be an interesting appointment but certainly is an option that Everton should look at simply due to his resume and the success he has already had in the Premier League with Manchester City. There would also certainly be the potential bonus of some City players being brought over with him as many are predicted to be considered surplus to requirements when Pep Guardiola arrives.

The Chilean may want a break from football however and as yet, his plans are not known so he may be snapped up elsewhere or make himself unavailable completely. Still, if Pellegrini is on the market, it would be foolish to not at least consider what he can offer.

Lucien Favre

The 58-year-old Swiss is the former Borussia Monchengladbach manager and according to The Sun has held talks with officials at Goodison Park already.

Favre took over Monchengladbach in 2011 and inherited a side who were struggling in a big way. He transformed the club and took them to two top-four finishes during his five-year tenure which included two Champions League appearances.

He is currently out of work and although his resume is thin apart from his stint at Monchengladbach, the way he developed young players there stands out and would fit in well with the philosophies of Everton as a football club. Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Granit Xhaka and Marco Reus are just three players that Favre helped to bring through during his time in Germany.

David Moyes

Whilst this may be a long shot and could upset some fans, Moyes knows the club better than anyone else out there and a homecoming would make some headlines. After unsuccessful stints at Manchester United and Real Sociedad, Moyes is currently unemployed and would likely jump at the chance to return to Goodison.

The club are not likely to go back to the Scotsman but his name is being thrown out there and you just never know in football.

Ronald Koeman's name is also being mentioned a lot but there is really no reason the Southampton boss would leave St Mary's for a job of a similar stature.

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