The Mirror make the claim that the club have already contacted representatives of the 44-year-old German who has recently been in talks with Bayern Munich about possibly succeeding Carlo Ancelotti there.
Tuchel garnered attention from the wider football world when he transformed Mainz and that earned him a plumb role at Dortmund.
Despite winning the DFB-Pokal trophy and guiding them to the Champions League quarter finals, he parted company with that club in May after falling out the Dortmund hierarchy over transfer policy and apparent discord with some parts of the playing squad.
Tuchel reportedly rejected advances from West Ham last month when they were first exploring alternatives to under-fire manager, Slaven Bilic.
The same report says that Everton are also interested in talking to Burnley manager Sean Dyche and Watford boss Marco Silva.
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1 Posted 23/10/2017 at 22:57:35
2 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:04:41
3 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:10:02
4 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:11:23
If he can convince us he has the passion for the job and instil should it in the players I will be happy. Above all get us winning and scoring ,I would not be bothered if he was a misery guts.
5 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:14:18
6 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:15:28
I will be totally honest, until very recently, I had never heard of Thomas Tuchel, and that was because of TW when it became apparent that Koeman, was well out of his depth.
Obviously I have done a little homework since then, and I believe although he would be an improvement on Koeman, still represents something of a risk. Before I get jumped on, he is ambitious, but his CV would suggest another 'nearly man', maybe I am wrong but who knows for sure?
7 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:17:14
He is a great tactician and his managerial record is with Dortmund was good both domestically and in the champions league. He's proven in a high pressure management environment, but sadly I cannot see him coming here.
He would be a bit of a risk, but one I think is worth taking and I would love to be proven wrong about him not coming.
8 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:24:32
Only want to see if he will get involved in massive plunder down the bookies.
9 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:26:40
10 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:35:01
And get Kenwright out we must toughen up as a club and not be a soft touch in transfer dealings with the likes of Man Utd.
11 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:42:20
12 Posted 23/10/2017 at 23:53:12
13 Posted 24/10/2017 at 01:23:06
This is the last straw, and no more doll drum years maligned.
14 Posted 24/10/2017 at 02:27:40
15 Posted 24/10/2017 at 02:33:20
Dyche is this years flavour of the month. Just as Howe was 12 months ago. I hope the board show more ambition that that!! Ian Wright made a good point about appointing Unsworth. If it didn't work out you run the risk of losing him from the club all together at a time when he is instrumental in bringing through some of (allegedly) the best young talent in the premier league. At the same time I'm sure Rhino would love the chance at the top job. Not sure he's the "Hollywood" name Moshiri is likely to be after tho
16 Posted 24/10/2017 at 06:25:19
1. Marco Silva
2. Thomas Tuchel
...and that's it...
Can't think of anyone else.
Definitely no to Benitez, Moyes, Dyche and Howe... Please, NO!
17 Posted 24/10/2017 at 08:22:45
I wouldn't mind Tuchel, Mancini, or Manuel Pellegrini as a long-term, but not Howe, Dyche, Moyes or Big Sam what have the likes of these guys done apart from keeping them up?
Is that how we all see Everton? Just as long as we're in Premier League?
Go for the big names, Koeman was not a big name (as a player, Yes... as a Manager, No), if it's until the end of the season, then give it to Hiddink with Unsworth as his Number 2.
18 Posted 24/10/2017 at 08:33:31
19 Posted 24/10/2017 at 08:38:59
Here you go this is the man for the job his record is great forget the team names hes done it and is still doing it
20 Posted 24/10/2017 at 08:44:20
21 Posted 24/10/2017 at 09:16:50
22 Posted 24/10/2017 at 09:24:24
If he is in Europe and his team is lying 4th, then why would he come to us?
23 Posted 24/10/2017 at 09:46:55
24 Posted 24/10/2017 at 09:49:55
25 Posted 24/10/2017 at 09:50:13
Benitez managed the RS: so what? He called us a small club but let's give him the chance to win something here. There's no loyalty in football anyway - Rooney was kissing the United badge and Lukaku was kissing the EFC badge not too long ago. He won La Liga with Valencia. The CL and FA cup with the RS. Got them to the CL final another time. He won the Europa with Chelsea and the Coppa Italia with Napoli. He took Newcastle back up when everyone said he wouldn't stay. I read Howard Kendall's biography a few years back and he tried to sign Ian Rush from Juventus. It never happened but we'd have probably gone on to win more if we'd have put our prejudices aside.
Dyche and Silva are flavour of the month but the PL is littered with managers who had one or two good seasons and then faded: Burley, Curblishley, McLeish, etc. When we got Martinez, Malky McKay was in the running.
This next appointment is crucial to Everton. We can't keep wasting money on compensation, wages and pay-offs.
26 Posted 24/10/2017 at 10:03:39
Tuchel looks a good manager to me with more tactical awareness than Koeman and far fewer blips on his CV. His last season with Dortmund was perhaps underwhelming but they still won the cup and played some great football at times. I think he'd do for me.
My first pick though would probably be Marco Silva.
He's more than 'flavour of the season' in that he's had 3 or 4 very good years before coming to the Premiership. In fact he's fairly unique in that he has improved every club that he has been with. Admittedly he's still quite young but still he's been at 5 clubs and done good work at all of them so far. Perhaps a downside is that he has not stayed long at any of them and so there is no evidence of him being able to build a long term project.
I'd also consider Benitez if he were interested but i'm not sure he is. Newcastle are doing well and there's a good chance they are about to receive a substantial new investment and transfer chest.
As Erik Dols says Nagelsmann is another interesting prospect though very fresh.
I wonder if Klopp got fired would anyone take a punt on him?
27 Posted 24/10/2017 at 10:35:44
His circus need to perform before every home game.
I will make it a point to bring my son every year to watch our home game during Christmas period.
28 Posted 24/10/2017 at 10:37:52
He's a free agent at the moment.
Another name to throw into the hat.
29 Posted 24/10/2017 at 10:40:47
If he turned up at Goodison I would charge him admission money... better still, I wouldn't let the bastard in, full stop.
Fuck you, Moyes Ferguson's bum boy.
30 Posted 24/10/2017 at 10:48:51
Tuchel would be a good choice in my opinion.
Nagelsmann would be a long shot since he's being primed for Bayern sooner or later. But person should be young and energetic and have a clue. Tuchel fits that bill.
31 Posted 24/10/2017 at 11:23:21
Tuchel is a bigger gamble in my eyes.
32 Posted 24/10/2017 at 12:08:01
33 Posted 24/10/2017 at 12:52:30
Tuchel is keen on us. He is damaged goods now. The golden child got sacked, don't forget, so the shine has come off him. He needs a club like Everton to do well at to re-establish himself if he is to ever get back to the elite level. I also think he's one who may well stay for 10 years plus if circumstances align like they did for Moyes.
The down side is the rumours of his fallouts with players. Now the question is, is this because he was trying to get rid of players who are like Ashley Williams and need to be shifted on but carry to much clout in the dressing room, or is it because of trying to get rid of players like Koeman did with Barkley because they didn't kiss his arse?
This is something the board need to do their homework on and to quiz him on at length in the interview. Ask him how he would have dealt with Barkley, how he can ship out the likes of Jags and Williams over the next 6 to 18 months without creating issues.
This is a very difficult process each candidate has a flaw, such as:
Tuchel - man-management
Bielsa - too old, lost his energy, can't speak English
Silva - still unproven as yet to complete 12 months
Fonseca - went to Russia because he failed
Nagelsmann - very young, still in his first job, supposedly wants Bayern
Allardyce - too old, too long-ball, questionable transfers (alleged bungs)
Dyche - unproven at the top level, too defensive
Howe - struggling this season, too open, unproven at the top level
Ancelotti - lost energy, questions over coaching, players at Bayern lacked fitness
Unsworth - unproven, more or less a completely unknown quantity
Moyes - lost aura, failed at last 3 jobs, none of the key players who remain are his so doesn't know the team really
Giggs - shouldn't even be considered
P. Neville - failed coach, unproven
It's a hard, hard choice. No one jumps out at me. I want Silva, but as I said elsewhere, I thought Koeman would recover (a few weeks back) and hang on and limp on until the end of the season. I would then have sat him down and asked him to explain to me how he can suddenly complete his project and land us top 4 after a failed or stuttered season. By this time, Silva would have done 18 months in English football and could be probably assessed. Watford would let him go for a good fee, and he would surely come, as Watford is a selling club (run to make money for the Pozzos from player sales) and so you cannot be there for long.
Nagelsmann is the wildcard here. If Leicester really do have a shot at getting him, then why not go wave the cheque book at him. This lad is a tactical genius. He plays an interesting back 6, with an attacking deep playmaker, attacking wingbacks, and the front two and the midfield two are all very fluid and interchangeable. He would be very interesting to say the least. He is supposed to be building a home in Munich. Bayern are supposed to have got Heynckes in only because they wanted to get to the end of the season and then Nagelsmann will come, so I don't understand the sudden interest in Leicester. If there's a chance at this guy, we have to talk to him.
34 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:04:01
"He needs a club like Everton to do well at to re-establish himself if he is to ever get back to the elite level. I also think he's one who may well stay for 10 years plus if circumstances align like they did for Moyes."
Sounds awfully like Tuchel using Everton as a platform and/or settling into the cosy set up Moyes had where he never rocked the boat on ambition whilst being allowed to convert us into a plucky outfit punching above our weight.
We do not need anyone using this club as a means of repairing their reputation, or with dreams of bobbing along without disturbing the old order.
It is time we appointed someone prepared to put their nuts on the line and fulfill their ambitions at this club.
35 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:06:07
I mean I 'know me 'istory' and all that, but the game has changed since Nil Satis etc, and we got left behind a long time ago - our stuffy little Everton way of thinking often feels like a hindrance to me.
I'm not talking about ignoring our past, but I am wondering about the way other clubs go about their (success laden) business. You look at City, Utd, Chelsea and see the way they bring in managers with a record of success, not a record of being part of the club, and it works for them.
After Moyes we had Bobby then Ron, and neither of them were 'accepted' as Evertonians by the crowd at games, or those who support from afar. Moyes was a lot more accepted in my view, and people enjoyed the majority of what he brought to our club (yes there were many filings as well).
Personally I was pretty happy with Koeman when he was appointed - it felt like a step towards a less old-school Everton, and a step towards a more professional, modern day approach. Now it hasn't worked out, I believe the next step is to look for a manager that has won things - not Sean Dyche. That just feels like small-time Everton thinking again. Reach higher, aim for a proven manager that's done it with teams bigger than ours (I know this rankles with people, but we're a mid table side at best for the last 25 years).
I want a big name, that's got that track record, and will continue to push Everton towards being a big name team - not a small name team picking up the crumbs from the second-tier table all the time.
36 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:17:54
Dyche or Tuchel would be solid appointments though. All 3 are young, hungry and on the rise.
What I don't want is some relic looking for a final payday.
37 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:20:23
Why would the board attempt the same trick after getting burnt?
It has to be a proven winner for me. A winning mentality breeds a winning team - history has proven this to be the case.
38 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:27:32
39 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:29:48
40 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:31:26
Putting that aside there is no doubting the mans managerial credentials and success to date. Hes also not a players Manager and seemingly a bit of a cold fish in terms of his ruthless pursuit of success. Tuchel would be a gamble and if we are going down the route of master tactician my preference would be an approach for the tried and tested Benitez.
Barring that sticking with Unsworth until Christmas wouldnt be a bad shout and we will see if he has the credentials to make the huge step up from the U23s.
41 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:32:31
Please get it right. 🙏🏻
42 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:34:01
And this man management rubbish is irritating - managers fall out with players and they are right to do so at points, although they must not alienate the dressing room. Ferguson, the best manager of the prem era, did it mulitple times. Pep has, Mourinho has (to his detriment unlike Pep). It is football. Do we want another Martinez in charge? It happens at the lower level too but it is discussed less because less people care.
Give unsworth a few weeks whilst we look at Silva, Tuchel, Ancelloti and Dyche. All would be improvements on Koeman and the first two would be more innovative than the latter. I don't see Silva coming though.
43 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:37:01
44 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:40:03
Things cannot get any worse under Unsy so hopefully they get a man who can raise the confidence levels initially. Unsy is an Everton man who has done well with the youngsters and they are the future anyway.
This German is an unknown quantity in England and may be a bigger risk than Koeman was.
45 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:40:54
Dortmund were 1-3 up with 25 minutes left and lost 4-3.
46 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:50:59
Clough was cold as was Catterick. Guardiola fell out with Ibra, Ronaldinho, Deco, Etoo etc...but still got them winning everything under the sun until he moved them on. Fergie was great with his players until he realised they were on a downward spiral then he was ruthless eg Beckham, RVN, Keane etc No sentimentality with him.
I could go on but managers arent there to be friends with players. All this bs with players calling the manager by their first name, what happened to gaffer, boss, the manager etc...?
47 Posted 24/10/2017 at 13:53:03
48 Posted 24/10/2017 at 14:00:15
Good luck to him, but it doesnt feel like hes the sort of manager that will turn Everton from nearly-men, top-of-the-also-rans into genuine contenders at the top table.
49 Posted 24/10/2017 at 14:01:24
50 Posted 24/10/2017 at 14:08:35
We need a manager who is first and foremost a manager. We dont want one who is everyones friend or goes dancing at concerts. I want a manager who lives breathes the game.
Thats true Allan that players have much more power than at any other time in history. But do you really think that would matter to Cloughie, Catterick, Shankly or Ferguson? I dont.
Yeah something like 44 days.
51 Posted 24/10/2017 at 14:33:57
Him, with Unsworth as no2 would be great. Unsworth could be 'groomed' to take over the reigns when Tuchel does leave.
The Hoffenheim manager, there is no chance. He is a Dead cert for the Bayern job.
Dyche, please no. Just another run of the mill, mid table 'Inglish' manager.
Howe, see above. Maybe will prove better, but should stay and Bournmouth for at least another year or two (see how he does with Bournmouth not expected to be relegated).
Ancelotti, top manager. Doubt he'd come, but would be a coup. People saying 'old', or 'past it', or 'tired' are very short sighted. Did anyone see Bayern dismantle Arsenal last year, 10-2 on aggregate? 58 isn't exactly old for a manager, he has 4 champions league medals, won league titles in Germany, Spain, Italy, France and England (basically everywhere he has gone). Ancelotti is, no doubt, the only superstar manager available, and the idea that some Everton fans, who in Ancelotti's 18 years of winning everything there is to be won as a manager, have seen Smith, Moyes, Martinez, and Koeman preside over our club, would say 'nah, past it' just amazes me. If he would come, there is no debate. If Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, City or any other top club currently had to hire a new manager, Ancelotti would be hired. Personally, think he'll be back at Milan soon enough, unfortunately.
52 Posted 24/10/2017 at 14:46:36
I rest my case.
53 Posted 24/10/2017 at 14:56:09
Why on earth people want him in charge is beyond me. Think big, dream big, act big, make big appointments, and signings, build a big stadium etc. Otherwise it's just history repeating itself getting small club managers in to take on a job of making us a BIG team again.
I'm sick of this small minded thinking from our tinpot club - it permeates from top to bottom, and in that I include our loyal support. It really pisses me off.
54 Posted 24/10/2017 at 14:58:16
Seriously, it's beyond me.
55 Posted 24/10/2017 at 15:00:31
56 Posted 24/10/2017 at 15:04:17
57 Posted 24/10/2017 at 19:27:08
Looks more like a spat with the hierarchy and doesn't say anything about player relations but we HAVE to do our homework. I've been leaning towards this guy if Rhino needs more time.
58 Posted 24/10/2017 at 19:44:13
59 Posted 24/10/2017 at 20:50:54
60 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:15:46
He has experience of the Premier League, experience of how to win in this country and his teams play a decent brand of football.
Less of a gamble than Tuchel, more likely to join than Ancelotti and more exciting than the likes of Dyche, Allardyce or Moyes.
61 Posted 24/10/2017 at 21:38:22
The article was a real eye opener for me. Just shows you what can be achieved if you have a system and philosophy in place.
Doesn't surprise me that an Italian family owns the club. The Italians know about football - I learned that in 1963 when Inter Milan came to Goodison.
62 Posted 25/10/2017 at 12:59:19
63 Posted 25/10/2017 at 13:22:02
The main issue is money, if you haven't got the cash, these managers don't want to know. Wenger and Pochettino probably being the exceptions. Both are cautious and get good buys. The Mourhino's and Peps of this world cant function without buckets of money.
64 Posted 25/10/2017 at 14:49:17
Tuchel looks superb. One of Koeman's failings has been the predictability of the teams he sends out. Tuchel sounds like that wouldn't be a problem.
If you haven't read this already, you should.
65 Posted 25/10/2017 at 16:34:29
66 Posted 25/10/2017 at 18:23:19
His work with u23's speaks for itself and he plays an attractive style. He is a good coach.
He is an evertonian and the importance of that cannot be underestimated-it means he won't look at us as an outsider a la Koeman and accept where he thinks EFC should be but rather aim for where we want to be. He won't be going into big games thinking if we get beat 1-0 it's acceptable, he'll hurt like us and work for us to break that ethos and crash the monopoly as that s what he wants us to be and more importantly where he AIMS us to be. He will work with the sole purpose of victory. He won't just accept 7th and then move on to another job. This is his DREAM, he's in for the long haul. Therefore we will get the most out of him and he will push Everton and god help us we need that.
Finally, he has already come across as a great ambassador for the club with a good knowledge. He already knows the players, the resources, the strengths and limitations and probably has a fairly good idea how he wants to play. there will be no long settling in period i.e. he is ready!
(side point there will be no long drawn compensation package or contract negotiation with telease clauses leaving us in limbo for weeks-not a big point but still a positive)
I'm ready to give RHINO a go. He is the man for this situation.
67 Posted 26/10/2017 at 09:47:12
If its not quite working out, then go throw money at Marco Silva... He may be willing to leave to take the next step up & I think he has proven (yes, in a short time) that he is capable of doing great things.
If Unsie does well, then I might look at bringing in Marco Silva at the end of the season & making Unsie assistant... Where he will learn a great deal & then ultimately fulfill the managerial position.
68 Posted 26/10/2017 at 15:49:52
69 Posted 26/10/2017 at 16:08:04
70 Posted 26/10/2017 at 16:45:32
Instead why not actually aim for a top manager? We've complained for years about lack of investment and being unable to compete. Now we can, Tuchel, Ancelotti, Sarri are the level. And if we can't get that calibre let's back David, provided he has the guarantee of a job at the club if it doesnt work out.
71 Posted 26/10/2017 at 17:39:30
72 Posted 26/10/2017 at 18:10:45
Dyche has also won Burnley promotion twice. OK, he took them down, but brought them back up again. And to be fair to Silva, he took over at Hull after Mike Phelan was sacked in the January and the writing was pretty much on the wall by then. They did beat LFC and United in his first 4 games though..
He does play football with his teams on the front foot and he has Watford punching above their weight don't you think.
73 Posted 26/10/2017 at 19:40:32
A 42 year old Englishman who was in the Southampton team that beat United 6-3 (remember the grey shirts?).
Retired and moved into management with a team in the 4th tier. Promoted in each of the first two seasons. 2 years later the team were promoted to the premiership for the first time in the clubs history. Following year they won the cup. This year they beat Galatasaray and POAK on their way to the Europa League group stages where they are top of group J and 4th in their league with 2 games to go.
Spend to get there, probably not a lot.
Sounds like a man who can coach a team to perform for the sum to be better than the parts. Trouble is, unfashionable team from an unfashionable country with an unfashionable premier league.
Except of course that country's league have produced 2 England managers.
74 Posted 26/10/2017 at 23:06:42
75 Posted 27/10/2017 at 00:23:26
76 Posted 27/10/2017 at 07:05:42
77 Posted 27/10/2017 at 11:26:12
Give the job to Unsworth for the rest of the season at least.
Phil (#62): out of the frying pan...
Who did the research on Koeman's managerial career?
2000-01 Vitesse Arnhem
2009-10 AZ Alkmaar
2010-11 18 months out
Regardless of what he won at those clubs, he appears to be a bit of a butterfly (never settles). I wonder why?
78 Posted 27/10/2017 at 14:03:48
If we don't improve markedly by May, then okay, let him go back to the youth set up. But for now, there should be only the one option for this club. Forget silverware this season. What we need is to see the team show spirit and cohesion. That will get the fans and the club looking forward. An outsider coming in now will take time to gel and to learn about who we have. We are in the bottom three. We don't have that time.
What's more, and the board will probably think of this, is that if they get it wrong again with a big name signing, it will cost them even more in severance fees.
David Unsworth in for the season then a review. Announce it now and let the press find something else to guess about.
79 Posted 27/10/2017 at 14:37:05
I can understand the arguments against appointing an Under-23 manager with no previous experience at the top level, as someone mentioned on this site it's a sentimental appointment and you wouldn't find City ,United or Chelsea etc promoting their youth manager to take over the first team however I think it's fair to say anyone appointed from the outside especially without previous premier league experience is going to be a risk .
To be honest, I am not keen on any of the favorites to take over, it's a tough decision to make but if Rhino can instill some belief into our first team and get the team playing a fast tempo, get a few wins under his belt I see no reason why he shouldn't be given an opportunity.
80 Posted 27/10/2017 at 14:37:47
81 Posted 27/10/2017 at 15:14:42
82 Posted 27/10/2017 at 15:41:39
I would very much hope that due diligence was performed before we appointed any manager.
Does Simone speak English?
I know he started taking lessons last year then suddenly dropped them.
Should an Everton manager be able to speak English..or communicate tactics/instructions through an interpreter?
83 Posted 27/10/2017 at 15:44:40
1. He knows the club inside out.
2. He knows most of the players inside out, and those that he doesn't he still knows pretty well.
3. He actually doesn't play the most attractive football, ie vintage Barcelona passing football, but he does play football that is attractive to Everton fans.
4. Straight away he has set the team up well, with a good shape and got good energy. Immediately the players can respond, and it's like he's had weeks to prepare not just a day.
5. It should not cost us lots in the transfer market to move up the table. I would expect us to let a few of Koeman's men go. I think Sigurdsson can still come good and I actually really like and rate Klaassen (yes I am the one). But imagine Unsworth doesn't fancy them and so they both move on, probably for half what we paid, Unsworth will have to address the Striker position, but other than that he will be under pressure from his former charges in the youth setup to give them a game, and if what he said was correct, he will have to do so (5 are ready right now - he has said repeatedly).
6. Steve Walsh should be in charge of recruitment, and whilst Unsworth would be consulted, with it being a temporary position in charge of Everton, you would imagine Walsh will get who he thinks is best, with an eye to long term planning.
7. All Everton have to do is finish above the relegation places and this is a no lose situation. If we finish 14th for example, Unsworth is replaced in the Summer with a big name manager and we can say we tried this avenue.
I've written this on the Tuchel thread, in light of the comments by others on Unsworth and also to bring it back to him. He's had a strange career to date. Part one was Dyche-esque, in bringing up a small club and punching above their weight. Part Two was showing that he could actually cut it at the highest level. The only black mark against him is the factors leading to his departure from Dortmund. But if it wasn't for that, then he'd be looking at the best five clubs in world football. instead he is supposedly on Chelsea's radar. But there's a lack of those jobs so we try to offer him an alternative.
I've no doubt whatsoever that on paper he would be superb. He is a great tactician. The question is can he get the message across quickly? Can he train this bunch to do what he wants. Can they be as energetic as he needs them to be, Can they play his way? How much money will we need to spend to mould the team into his team?
The big danger here is this could be another manager on a 3 year deal worth over £15m, and requiring another £150m spent in the market. Tuchel likes young players, as he needs their energy, but whether he would use our academy remains to be seen.
Everton are very much at a crossroads. We are on the verge of getting the recognition we deserve for our Academy. Of course what we have done (champions, 5 world cup winners, 8 English players on the pitch at once v city) should already be recognised, but these things take time in football. Walsh has brought in another 5 players for the academy, we are seeing Gordon, Hornby and Mampala scoring for fun every game. We need to ensure we can continue to attract the very best by having that recognised path to the first team.
I really do believe Unsworth is a risk free appointment. He can only benefit the club in every way. If he's terrible, then we appoint someone else just before the Window opens and Walsh gives the new guy the list of players and tells them how far down the line we are, so we can still secure a new striker then. If he's average at best, then we get someone else in, in the Summer and give them time to properly assess the squad, to make transfers and to get a pre-season done. Or if, as most of us hope, he's up to the job, we give him a 3 year deal and save the club a fortune, and enhance our blossoming reputation as the best club in the country for youth.
84 Posted 27/10/2017 at 15:54:47
Give the Rhino his spurs. Let him show what he can do. This feels like the dogs (pups?) of war 94-95.
See you at Wembley
85 Posted 27/10/2017 at 16:19:12
86 Posted 27/10/2017 at 16:20:31
And he's an Evertonian, which really matters.
87 Posted 27/10/2017 at 16:31:26
88 Posted 27/10/2017 at 16:42:57
89 Posted 27/10/2017 at 16:49:33
So, sorry, but Everton are not something he would even consider. If we really want Simeone, then we'd need to offer him a massive salary, a massive transfer budget, and Moshiri doesn't want to make that kind of investment, and probably doesn't have that kind of money to invest anyway.
90 Posted 27/10/2017 at 16:51:52
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