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Next Everton Manager: Odds and Considerations

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
16 April 2024, 12:47

In the face of financial struggles and constant danger of losing points to FA for the alleged financial regulations breaches, Everton finds itself in the danger of relegation for the first time since the 1950/51 season. On top of that, the display that Toffees show in the matches is also frustrating, having only one win in the last 10 matches. With the possibility of moving into the relegation zone, the Toffees' board are eagerly looking for the potential coach for upcoming seasons.

Everton Next Manager Betting List

Bookmakers have already opened the market on a replacement for Sean Dyche as he is clearly out of control over the situation and it is unclear whether he will be offered a long-term contract. At the moment, judging by the odds given by William Hill, there are several main contenders:

Everton Next ManagerWilliam Hill Odds
David Moyes2.70
Marcelo Bielsa3.00
Roberto Martinez9.00
Wayne Rooney21.00
Jose Mourinho26.00

David Moyes

The current West Ham manager is the most likely candidate to return to Goodison Park, where he worked for 10 years before joining Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement. West Ham struggled throughout the second half of the season and the club's management have been actively looking for a replacement since the start of 2024. Moyes could be leaving the team soon, which could make him an ideal replacement to return to the Toffees. Fans may not consider this an overly ambitious option, but it could certainly help the team to avoid the relegation zone at least for the next season and pave the way for the team's rebuilding.

Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds fans have a lot of respect for Bielsa and perhaps Everton fans will warm to someone who takes the chance to rebuild the team at Goodison Park. It is also worth noting that the former Argentina and Chile coach led Leeds in the Championship and has experience leading the club back to the top flight. Given the current situation at Everton, this could be another scenario for Bielsa next season. Much depends on whether Bielsa wants to return to England. There are reports that the manager has concerns about being dragged into the relegation struggles and financial instability.

Roberto Martinez

Despite being in charge at Goodison Park before being sacked, bookmakers see Martinez as a potential Everton manager. During his tenure from 2013 to 2016, many fans called for Martinez's resignation as the team did not seem to progress. Later, he coached Belgium before joining Portugal after the World Cup in Qatar. Although he seems to be happy with his current occupation, rumors of him leaving if Portugal fail to achieve any meaningful results at Euro 2024 are spreading pretty quickly.

Wayne Rooney

Rooney is still considered an Everton legend, despite moving to Manchester United and spending the most successful years of his playing career with the Red Devils. The local lad then returned to Goodison towards the end of his playing career and would no doubt be ready to join the coaching staff. However, Everton may be reluctant to appoint Rooney as manager given the former striker's poor stints at DC United, Birmingham and other clubs. Everton have had enough with their display under Frank Lampard and appear more inclined to move to a more experienced manager.

Jose Mourinho

Despite being charmed with a comeback to the Premier League, where he made his name, the possibility of taking charge of problematic Everton does not seem to be the best prospect for Jose Mourinho. One of the most renowned coaches in the modern football world, the Portuguese is unlikely to take over the club who is under the threat of relegation and without substantial financial support from the owners. It must be really a titanic work from the Toffees' board to bring Jose to Goodison.