Everton next manager: Top three options as Marco Silva faces sack after Liverpool defeat

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Everton next manager: Top three options as Marco Silva faces sack after Liverpool defeat
Everton next manager: The Toffees must look to Eddie Howe, Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone (Image: GETTY)

Everton boss Marco Silva is facing the sack after Wednesday night’s Merseyside Derby defeat to Liverpool. Express Sport take a look at the three best options to replace the under-fire manager.

Everton chiefs must make a decision with Marco Silva teetering on the brink following the Toffees’ 5-2 defeat to near neighbours Liverpool at Anfield. A whole host of big name managers have been tipped to take over at Goodison Park if Farhad Moshiri and co. decide the Portuguese’s time is up.

Everton slipped into the drop zone on Wednesday night after goals from Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum consigned them to defeat following their trip across Stanley Park.

Silva - already under cosh going into the Merseyside Derby showdown - is surely now facing the sack with a battle against relegation on the Toffees’ hands.

Moshiri had previously been willing to give the former Hull and Everton gaffer the chance to turn things around as David Moyes and other interested managers waited in the wings.

However, the moment has come for the axe to swing and Express Sport is here to identify the three best options the Everton board should go after.

Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea fans have plenty of fond memories of Carlo Ancelotti’s spell in the Premier League and you better bet he’d fancy another crack at it.

The Italian was an option for Arsenal last summer and fancied a return to London - where he still has a house following his two years at Stamford Bridge.

Ancelotti looks to be heading for the exit door at Napoli and Everton ought to pull out all the stops to make him Silva’s successor in the dugout.

Ancelotti has proved his managerial nous across Europe and, at 60, there’s still plenty more to come from the multiple-time Champions League winner.

Diego Simeone

Moshiri has ambitions of Everton competing with the Premier League’s big boys again and might have to appoint a big name in order to realise those aspirations.

Diego Simeone has proven during his time at Atletico Madrid that he can galvanise a team to be more than the sum of their parts.

And that may be just what Everton need if they’re to shake up the Premier League and end the dominance of the ‘big six’.

Moshiri has put his money where his mouth is to sign players before and throwing cash at prising Simeone from Atletico’s grasp could be a wise move.

Eddie Howe

Everton won’t want to be seen as a stepping stone club but Eddie Howe could utilise the Toffees to further his claim to being one of Europe’s top young managers.

The former midfielder has proven his mettle on the south coast with Bournemouth and his attractive brand of football would win over the Goodison Park faithful.

Everton and Howe have a shared desire to reach the highest level and it may be a case of the right man at the right time for them.

Bournemouth would put up a fight to keep their boss, but Moshiri has funds at his disposal to make a deal happen.

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