Nuno Espirito Santo, Rudi Garcia, and all 24 Everton managers were rated well.
Since Carlo Ancelotti’s departure for Real Madrid last week, Everton has been connected with 24 potential replacements.
The ECHO looks back on who has been mentioned for the position and rates their chances of taking over at Goodison Park as day 10 of the hunt begins at Finch Farm.
A slew of names have been floated for the job, ranging from early bookmaker favourite Nuno Espirito Santo to Marco Silva (yes, really).
Following Carlo Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid, Nuno was the first name to be connected with Everton.
During his first three seasons in command, the Portuguese coach led Wolverhampton Wanderers to promotion from the Championship and then consecutive seventh-place finishes in the Premier League, as well as reaching the Europa League quarter-finals.
This week, he appeared to be out of the running after news surfaced that he was close to joining Crystal Palace, but talks fell through.
Nuno’s Premier League expertise and friendship with super-agent Jorge Mendes keep him a viable possibility for the Everton post. Despite the fact that he is a free agent, the club has not been in a hurry to sign him.
When Marco Silva was fired in 2019, the former Everton manager became another early contender.
However, after taking West Ham United to the Europa League, first-team coach Stuart Pearce has stated he is close to signing a new contract with the Londoners.
For Moyes to return to Goodison Park, both he and Everton would have to have a complete change of heart. This isn’t going to happen at this time.
In the early days of the post-Carlo Ancelotti period, Howe was rumored to be on the shortlist alongside Nuno and Moyes.
Further rumors stated he was ‘pushing’ to become Everton’s manager, but the connection have remained shaky.
The ECHO understands a key member of the Everton hierarchy remains unconvinced by Howe and relegation was his last act as a Premier League manager. A very unlikely appointment.
Steven Gerrard was the most surprising name to appear in the running to replace Carlo Ancelotti.
Gerrard has proved his managerial credentials with Rangers. Summary ends.