Former Everton captain Phil Neville sets sights on Toffees jobby Jack Kitson / 24 October 2017, 10:59Tweet
Former Everton skipper Phil Neville has expressed his desire to replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park after the Dutchman was sent packing on Monday.
Neville spent eight seasons with the Merseyside club, during which he made 295 appearances between 2005 and 2013, scoring eight goals.
Neville has previously stated his intention of becoming a manager, although he’ll no doubt be wary of how tough an occupation it can be, as his brother Gary found out with Valencia.
On Monday Everton became the third Premier League side to sack their manager this season, with Koeman paying the price for a rotten start to the new campaign, joining Frank De Boer and Craig Shakespeare as the early victims of the 2017/18 Sack Race.
it's not even been 24 hours but Everton have already been linked with just about everybody, including Sean Dyche, Marco Silva, Sam Allardyce, David Moyes, Carlo Ancelotti, and Thomas Tuchel, who is now as short as 4/1 with one bookmaker.
Given the calibre of the above names in the frame, it’s difficult to envision Everton opting for the younger Neville, who has yet to manage a match at senior level.
In terms of experience the 40-year-old holds a holds a UEFA B Licence, has been first-team coach at Man Utd, worked with the England under-21s, and co-owns Salford City, while he was an assistant at Valencia before his brother bagged the job.
In the meantime it’s caretaker David Unsworth who will look after the Everton first team during their Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea on Wednesday, while he could well find himself in charge of Sunday’s game with managerless Leicester.