With the Everton job still up for grabs The Sack Race got in contact with a passionate Toffees season ticket holder Elliott Bretland - a senior Sport’s Writer at The Sportsman - to run through the main list of names in the frame to succeed Marco Silva at Goodison Park…
It would be an absolute disaster.
David Moyes was great for Everton until about 2009 when things got very stale. Since then I don’t think his career has progressed at all, if anything he’s had a disastrous time since leaving Goodison.
Man Utd was horrific for him. He didn’t set the world alight with West Ham, Sunderland or Real Sociedad. He did a job at a couple of them but got relegated at Sunderland.
We are a team that supposedly wants to win trophies, and get into the top-6 or even top-4, so with that in mind he is not the profile of manager that we want to go for. If it wasn’t for the Everton link he’d be viewed in the same light as Mark Hughes or Alan Pardew.
There are a few Evertonians that would welcome Moyes back, actually in fairness there’s probably more than a few, but for me personally that’s the one move that I do not want to see.
All of Everton’s past managers that have been successful have had links with the football club. I think we are very unique in that sense. A manager needs to know what the fans want. At a lot of clubs in the country you can play nice, pretty attacking football which would be ok, but Everton fans demand a bit more.
We play Leicester soon in the League Cup - we haven’t won a cup in 25 years - and Duncan Ferguson simply has to stay in charge for that match, purely because he knows the club and he knows the fanbase who are desperate for a trophy.
That game against Leicester is huge, and I just worry that if we get a new manager and he looks at the league table then he might end up resting a few players for the League Cup - you can’t do that.
With Ferguson we’ve got to ride the feel-good factor wave for as long as we can as we have some massive games coming up. We need the fans and the players together during this time so I think that Ferguson needs to be in the hot-seat for at least the next month.
Could Moyesy return for a second spell?
He’s a name that really is raved about due to the work he’s done with City.
As I’ve said, we need someone who knows the club. It’s a big risk so it’s maybe not the right time for him but I am leaning towards him just because of the other names that have been linked.
The work he did with Eintracht Frankfurt, that would be a very similar job to the one that Everton are trying to do. To push for Europe, make a statement in the league and try and win a cup, which he did at Frankfurt.
He was actually at Goodison on Saturday too, although unfortunately it wasn’t because he was getting the job - he was on a fact-finding mission in England and so he attended quite a few games over the weekend.
This would be massive. What a statement it would be.
Although apparently at Bayern Munich the players organised secret sessions as they didn’t trust his methods - potential alarm bells there.
Everton need to get the right man now. So while Ancelotti is a great manager he may not be the right fit for Everton at this moment in time.