Joachim Löw

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A name I wanted to throw out there, who hasn’t been mentioned in the media at all and see what fellow Evertonians thoughts were, whether good or bad, would be a possible approach for Joachim Löw as our next Manager.

A long shot maybe, but would you be happy with him taking over the Goodison hot seat after the 2018 World Cup? We could retain David Unsworth for the remainder of this season with a view to Löw taking over the reins once Germany’s campaign has finished.

An immediate downside may well be that he won’t have a full pre-season with the players but Chelsea had the same issue with Conte and that didn’t turn out too bad. He has been away from club management for around 10 years, he is a proven winner, a top coach, and a world-renowned name who would gain instant respect from the players. He would also be a major asset for us when trying to attract highly sort-after players in the transfer market and have the pulling power, with all due respect, that Unsworth won’t have.

For all we know, after 10 years managing his National side, he may well be looking very soon to get back into club management; we could steal a march on our rivals with an early approach before the Premier League manager merry-go-round kicks in later in the season.

Just a thought…

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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 26/10/2017 at 16:04:44
You say he would be "a proven winner, a top coach, and a world-renowned name who would gain instant respect from the players. He would also be a major asset for us when trying to attract highly sort-after players in the transfer market".

Hmmm... that bit of football lore certainly worked out well for us, didn't it just!

Let's stick with Unsworth. Give him a proper go at it. I feel sure he must have a far better connection to the players we have now, which is what's of prime importance – getting the best out of the existing first-team squad.

James Flynn
2 Posted 26/10/2017 at 18:16:52
I say no.

He's sitting pretty where he is, for one.

Gotta be 15 years, at least, away from the club management grind and he's 57 years old.

Alasdair Mackay
3 Posted 26/10/2017 at 18:38:15
Nope. We need someone who values Everton as more than a stepping stone to a bigger job.
Dennis Stevens
4 Posted 26/10/2017 at 21:41:23
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Unsworth is the man.
Brian Williams
5 Posted 26/10/2017 at 21:59:06
We need someone who views us as more than a stepping stone?
Awkward one that because in our present state we are, and have been for some time, one of the also rans.
So do you want to employ someone to who the pinnacle of their ambition is to manage one of the also rans?
Getting the right manager isn't as straightforward as it may seem.
Phil Bellis
6 Posted 26/10/2017 at 21:59:26
Which top class player would come to a team in our position, not in the Smoke,
because the coach/manager/project leader was a BIG NAME?
How many L's in Bollocks?
Give the man til January at least
Danny Broderick
7 Posted 26/10/2017 at 23:16:59
Not for me.
James Stewart
8 Posted 26/10/2017 at 23:35:58
No. And no to any international managers. The majority of their games are meaningless or against the likes of Malta.
Alasdair Mackay
9 Posted 26/10/2017 at 23:44:12
Brian.
No. I want someone that sees Everton as more than an also-ran.
Martin Nicholls
10 Posted 26/10/2017 at 23:49:49
Low's record in club management was uninspiring to say the least and possibly even less "distinguished" than that of Koeman. No thanks.
Peter Warren
11 Posted 27/10/2017 at 00:09:28
Good shout in my view. However, much prefer to see how Unsworth gets on before contemplating anybody else
David Israel
12 Posted 27/10/2017 at 00:20:09
I think I would sooner have the current England manager.
Don Alexander
13 Posted 27/10/2017 at 02:13:43
Given the way the German mentality pervades their players Charlie Chaplin would be a success managing them, so for all their success Low is not the man for us. Fuck me, he and every German football punter I've ever heard of seems to think players have a personal responsibility to develop themselves to their maximum, and that'll never catch on in our country that's for sure.

I don't envy Moshiri one little bit regarding our next manager. His first choice, Koeman, on a whopping contract, was demonstrably pants in even Moshiri's present opinion and every wannabe Everton manager now knows it. As a consequence £6mill-plus will now be the baseline for any "star" manager.

Does Moshiri have the football perception to identify a less "star-studded", cheaper candidate though, and that's a big call?

Of course he presumably counts his blessings in being able to rely on Kenwright as his "eminence luvvie" to spot the golden nugget hiding on the beach of English managerial mediocrity. Hell, BPB may this time go even further than Preston or Wigan for salvation. All the way to Burnley perhaps, wherever that is.

And that's why I'm depressed.

Will Mabon
14 Posted 28/10/2017 at 05:03:07
The Bogie Eater would be a bad pick. Leave him to his public olfactory sampling of his ass, 'nads, button fluff and whatever else does it for him.
Drew O'Neall
15 Posted 02/11/2017 at 20:21:44
Gus Hiddink if we're dreaming..
Denis Richardson
16 Posted 04/11/2017 at 09:31:52
No.

Been out of club management for ages, nothing like international management.
Was also pretty crap at club management to begin with.

He got the German gig because Klinsmann brought him in as his assistant and then resigned. Been hugely successful with the national side but ironically would not have come close to the job had klinsmann not brought him in.

Simon Jones
17 Posted 09/11/2017 at 09:52:58
I'd love David Unsworth to get the job, but the OP was at least a pretty thoughtful piece and definitely a better suggestion than Allardyce!
Kevin O'Regan
18 Posted 15/11/2017 at 09:18:14
He's lined up for the Bayern job (rumour has it) – so unfortunately not. Great tactician, very disciplined – but not sure that works well in the Premier League.
Steve Ferns
19 Posted 15/11/2017 at 09:49:19
I think he is vastly overrated.

He had a couple of good results, 20 years ago. He’s been out of club management for a long time.

Germany won things in spite of him, not because of him. His selections are poor. His substitutions are terrible. Tactically he’s terrible.

His winning formula has been to pick as many Bayern players as he can, in the positions they played, use Dortmund players to fill in the blanks and then go down the list.

It’s worked, but it’s hardly rocket science. The players never say good things about him and I always got the feeling the german fa want an excuse to sack him.

Could you imagine him picking his arse and sniffing it on the sidelines at Goodison?

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