Favre claims he was considered by Everton

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Lucien Favre says that he was aware of interest from Everton but infers that he didn't want to wait for the club to make a decision while he had an offer on the table from Nice.

A tweet by Andreas Böni, the journalist from Favre's native Switzerland who first claimed that the former Borussia Mönchengladbach boss was being considered by the Toffees, quotes him talking to Radio Tele Suisse Sport:

"I know that I was on Everton's shortlist, but I did not want to wait."

Favre, who resigned from Mönchengladbach last year after a poor start to the season, was appointed as Nice's new manager on a three-year deal on Monday. Prior to that he was credited with turning the Bundesliga club's fortunes around in impressive fashion, leading them into the Champions League.

Everton, meanwhile, are in the process of interviewing candidates to replace Roberto Martinez and have not yet been in a position to make a decision.

Reports suggest that part of the reason is that they are waiting on the outcome of top target Ronald Koeman's contract negotiations with Southampton where he has 12 months left on his current deal.


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Dan Aspinall
1 Posted 26/05/2016 at 07:49:17
Maybe he was on a list of managers who are out of work but to suggest he was on our shortlist I think is bollocks. He wouldnt get the job anyway and him taking the Nice job shows he knows it.

This is waffle
Marty MacDonald
2 Posted 26/05/2016 at 07:51:16
Sounds like he would have taken the job if offered it. Hope that Koeman's agent playing Everton against Southampton while Koeman takes his time on holiday doesn't mean we end up with an inferior manager when we could have Favre who would have done a good job I believe.
Colin Glassar
3 Posted 26/05/2016 at 07:54:51
Yeah right, he must've been desperate to accept the fifty grand a year that Nice were offering rather than wait for a multi million pound deal with us.
Bob Cumiskey
4 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:03:04
The guy obviously knew that he was never going to get the job.

I'm confident that we will have the right man in charge by the 3rd June and very happy with the way EFC have gone about their business in this regard.
Gerard Carey
5 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:22:35
Well, I hope we are not all here in late July or early August still wondering who we get. And in walks David Moyes!!!
Mike Green
6 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:26:15
The shortlist he's talking about is probably quite a long list. I might even be on it....

If he'd wanted to come to us and thought he had a shot he'd have waited, he obviously didn't. I bet his new fanbase are chuffed though...

"there was this real looker that I heard quite fancied me but I needed something quick so I jumped in with you..."


Gordon Crawford
7 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:31:49
Sounds like we missed out big time, not.
Duncan McDine
8 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:50:07
On Everton's shortlist?... Do me a favre
Ken Boniface
9 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:52:17
I agree with Bob (#4) – I just hope that we are not left with Mr Moyes.
Mark Pringle
10 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:57:05
Bob @ 4. I completely agree. It feels like a long wait because we are all desperate to know who the new manager will be; however, it's a massive decision and Mr Moshiri has to get it right. For what it's worth, I think he will and I'm pleased he is appearing to be thorough. In typical EFC fashion, the media and fans don't have a clue what's going on.

It looks to me like we are trying our best for Koeman and if that fails we have two free agents in Pellegrini and De Boer, probably in that order. It will never ever be Moyes, complete paper talk!!

Roll in the dawn of a new era; if Mr Moshiri gets this appointment right and announces a new stadium in the docks, the mood could be about to be lifted big time and we may finally be back. COYB

Mike Keating
11 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:03:24
According to the Urban DictIon the meaning of Favre is;
"To be indecisive or unable to make up one's mind"
The return of Dithering Davie mark 2?
No Thanks
Nick Entwistle
12 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:15:49
Nice? Brand new stadium on the cote d'azure. Lovely part of the world. Just look at that man's tan. He knows his priorities.
Paul Ferry
13 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:25:57
Some ridiculous comments on here from some people who I suspect know very little about Favre but love the gratuitous one liner.

I've been a big admirer watching him literally transform Borussia into a Champions League team. True enough, a poor start to last season made him walk... but there is undoubted quality here and the job he did at Borussia is exactly what we would like our next gaffer to do.

Nobody on this thread has any idea where Favre was on our list of candidates. He would have been a very good choice although he would not have been at the top of my list.

Astonishing isn't it?! He takes a decent job choosing not to hang around while the Everton governors make their minds up about a job he might not have got anyway and he is now erm 'desperate' grabbing apparently €50k (ridiculous) rather than our multi-million package.

Why insult the fella? He was on our radar, deserved to be on it, and now he no longer is. What a 'desperate' bastard who we didn't want anyway.

Who sounds 'desperate' here?

Shane Corcoran
14 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:28:22
This is where the chilled out Everton fans hang out? The Emery thread is very angry.
Laurie Hartley
15 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:32:59
My initial reaction is disappointment but I'll get over it as long as the unmentionable doesn't happen.
Helen Mallon
16 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:46:01
What about a Ryan giggs as Everton manager. Been tutored by the best Moyes the exception. Would attract top players and likes attacking football with wingers.
Michael Coffey
17 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:47:09
No, I'm Spartacus !
Gareth Clark
18 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:52:35
With Giggs likely to be removed from Assistant of Manure, when Jose is appointed manager.

Frank De Boer & Ryan Giggs as his assistant would be very exciting - with Frank's brother being another assistant/consultant?

Yes please!

Nick Entwistle
19 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:05:44
Ryan Giggs? Made Van Gaal look animated. Plus, he shagged his brother's wife. The guy is ridiculous.
Iain Latchford
20 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:07:52
A presenter on ITV Granada claims to know who the next manager will be. She says she can't divulge it yet though. You 'll be glad to know it's not Moyes...(scroll down a bit)


Phil Sammon
21 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:08:34
What has Ryan Giggs accomplished to put him in the frame for any sort of managerial job at Everton?

Super player. Completely unproven coach. Morals of an alley-cat.

No thanks, Ryan.

Let the new boss pick his own assistant.

Gavin Johnson
22 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:26:27
Agreed Phil. I can see the scandal now involving Giggs and a player/staffers missus. Morals of an alley-cat.
Damian Wilde
23 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:59:41
"Ryan Giggs? Made Van Gaal look animated. Plus, he shagged his brother's wife. The guy is ridiculous."

Funny :D

I want Emery. My guess is FDB will get it.

Steve Bingham
24 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:39:36
What a clown.
Brian Wilkinson
25 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:46:09
Moyes and Van Gal and now Mourinho, enough said.

Giggs was not given the Man Utd job, yet some think he would do it for Everton? Give me Unsworth above Giggs any day.

Milo Gould
26 Posted 26/05/2016 at 13:12:25
Typical of Everton to dither about something so important. It may be there is a bit of disagreement within the board.
Sean Patton
27 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:02:24

Lucy Meacock is a fan of the Europa Cup Runners Up so I would take anything she says about Everton with a huge pinch of salt.

Iain Latchford
28 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:10:03
She's completely insane then Sean......disregard the post completely. Nothing to see here...move along.

I looked at her Facebook page too.....feel so dirty.

Kieran Kinsella
29 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:23:31
The Taliban only needed two days to appoint a new boss.
Robin Cannon
30 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:37:16
Milo (26) - except we're not "dithering". It's been two weeks. We're still over a month away from the transfer window reopening.

You say it's important. I agree. So why wouldn't you want us to take some time to seriously consider who's going to be the best long term option?

Patrick Murphy
31 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:42:59
Typical Everton FC dithering we hear posters cry, however, Man U a far bigger and possibly more organised club than EFC are still negotiating aspects of the deal that will see Jose unveiled at OT. The appointment of a manager is not an easy task, although Everton made it look easy when they appointed Moyes and Martinez. I would think that at this particular juncture, getting the right manager for Everton FC is perhaps the most crucial appointment the current board are likely to have to make...ever. There are a vast number of reasons why nothing may have happened yet, agents, lawyers, the potential manager himself, clubs requirements.....just to name a few - patience is the order of the day and it seems to me the Journalists local or national aren't in the loop, which may prove to be a good thing in the long run.
What are Neil Warnock and Martin O'Neill doing at the moment oh and those two German coaches Klinsman and Loew?

Colin Gee
32 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:54:04
Iain #20
As lovely as the lovely Lucy Meacock is, she's a closet red.

I still would though.

Jay Harris
33 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:55:14
We need an article on Paulo Fonseca now Lyndon although quite a few people are suggesting that Pellegrini is talking terms already.

We will know when there's a picture holding the scarf up at GP.

Bob Parrington
34 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:56:53
Arrogant prick!
Len Hawkins
35 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:59:16
Lucy Meacock ? Heard of Suki Mycock but Commandant Lassard married her.
Tony Draper
36 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:07:43
Lee @35
Betfair have just listed Commander Lassard at 3/1 as our next manager.
Jamie Crowley
38 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:24:50
Lucy Meacock isn't even remotely attractive.

Just checked oddschecker and Mike Green is 66/1.

Hire DeBoer now please...

Mike Green
39 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:28:34
Jamie - as a friend... take those odds, I'll be 1/2 in the morning :)
Helen Mallon
40 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:29:45
Vítor Manuel de Oliveira Lopes Pereira (born 26 July 1968) is a retired Portuguese footballer. This is his record as a manager:

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Santa Clara 1 June 2008 3 June 2010 69 31 21 17 44.93
Porto 22 June 2011 7 June 2013 92 64 16 12 69.57
Al-Ahli 1 July 2013 4 May 2014 37 19 10 8 51.35
Olympiacos 8 January 2015 10 June 2015 20 12 5 3 60.00
Fenerbahçe 11 June 2015 Present 59 37 15 7 62.71
Total 277 163 67 47 58.84

Let's go for him very good CV

Paul Kossoff
41 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:30:31
Bob 4, 'You are very happy with the way Everton are going about this?' Surely you are in the minority then.

Candidates on the supposed list are dropping like fles; if we wait any longer, Kenwright is going to need a very long spoon with which to scrape the bottom of the barrel to get to the dregs of what's left.

I still say this mystery list is a smokescreen to hide behind the manager Bill wants... Moyes.

Thomas Surgenor
42 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:36:35
If we're just branding about personal favourites (who are yet to be linked) then let me add Sampaoli into the mix.

Bielsa disciple with a 58% win ratio and an emphasis on fast, aggressive, attacking football.

Brian Harrison
43 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:38:59
This is getting a bit like the film Spartacus:

"I've been interviewed by Everton,"

"No, I've been interviewed by Everton."

Mike Green
45 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:55:41
Thomas - from Wikipedia...

In 2015, Jorge Sampaoli led Chile to victory in the Copa America on home soil.

On 30 November, he was named on the final three-man shortlist for the 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year award, joined by Spaniards Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich) and Luis Enrique (Barcelona).

On 19 January 2016, he resigned as manager of Chile.


Dave Roberts
46 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:56:07
I've just heard a rumour from a usually reliable source of a soon to be announced appointment as Everton Manager of somebody who, with the benefit of hindsight, I'm surprised nobody considered before on TW as far I know.

His initials are FC and there is a Russian connection.

Please don't blame me if it's not true or if it IS true. I'm just passing on something that's just been whispered in my ear!

Personally I hope it is not true.

Mike Green
47 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:00:49
Father Christmas.....?
Mike Green
48 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:01:24
He'd be great!
Mike Green
49 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:02:04
Imagine deadline day!
John Otway
50 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:03:09
Fanny Craddock??
Sam Hoare
51 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:05:39
No thanks to Capello. Could do worse I suppose but he wouldn't be in my top 5.
Nick Page
52 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:05:45

while we wait

Who the feck is FC by the way? do tell

Pete Ellingham
53 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:07:53
Fabio Capello
Mark Melton
54 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:07:57
Frank Carson of course (or Fabio Capello)
Michael Kenrick
55 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:09:38
If it's who I think... he's getting on a bit and has been out on his jacksie for a year since getting the boot. Maybe Lyndon will do a feature article on his prospects at EFC. Could be a massive coup for us!
Chris Wilson
56 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:16:18
I'm not sure I would want that "FC", Dave Roberts. I think he's never been mentioned for a reason. I wouldn't know whether to be happy, sad, or scared with that one.

Meanwhile, Ron De Boer has said that his brother Frank would have Rom rotting in the reserves after his recent comments. I'd hire him just for that now.

Iain Latchford
57 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:18:36
Can't be Father Christmas. Not in that outfit anyway.
Nick Page
58 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:21:04
Fabio Capello, lol. Not a chance. He's about 80
Tony Draper
59 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:30:46
FC ?

Please not......
Fucking David Susan Elizabeth Moyes C**t !

NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !

Thomas Surgenor
60 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:31:46
Mike #45, I think he resigned as he thought he was guaranteed the Chelsea job.
Brian Williams
61 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:32:14
Tony. Don't worry it's not Moyes. ;-)
Brian Williams
63 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:37:27
Wonder if it IS Capello whether it's down to the Usmanov connection?
Dave Roberts
64 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:39:56
Fabio Capello.....Nine League Championships, 1 Champions League trophy, 1 European Super Cup.

He's 69....not old these days.

His failures with England and Russia were, in my opinion, more to do with the shite he was working with. Career win rate 57%.

Not pushing for him....just saying like!

Gerry Quinn
65 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:43:01
Fandrey Canchelskis?
Gordon Crawford
66 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:45:16
Fabio if it is him, might do a good job. I did think of him, but for about five seconds.

Gerry Quinn
67 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:46:05
This link will narrow down your guesswork :)


Dave Roberts
68 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:46:10
Besides, anybody who can piss John Terry off is worth something!
Gerry Quinn
69 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:47:58
Nooooooooooo - Fabio Capello reminds me of a serious looking and well fed version of Tommy Cooper - not like that, just like that!
Dave Roberts
70 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:50:06
Nine League Championships...just like that!
Jim Bailey
71 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:54:23
F C = Former Custodian = David Moyes
Brian Williams
72 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:55:26
It's Fearne Cotton.........
Tony Draper
73 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:57:01
Gerry........ FFS

OK Fabio, you have the job....... just one final condition...... pop this on yer head Just like that !

Tommy Cooper as Evertons next manager ?
Utter fucking genius !

D'You know ?

I really could handle that. I could. At least the post match interviews would make more sense.

The more that I think about this Gerry, the more sense it makes.

Christ people have been laughing at us for fucking decades !

We need to expand our "Global Brand" and EVERYONE loves Tommy.

"Everton the Bottle Glass, Glass Bottle Club !"

Egypt is a MASSIVE Football crazy country and with Tommy's help.......Bingo !

We could soon be atop he football pyramid.

Gordon Crawford
74 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:59:29
Fred Couples. Lol
Gerry Quinn
75 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:01:51
Even off stage, Tommy Cooper liked to lark around and would often hand taxi-drivers an envelope as he said cheerily: "Have a drink on me". Inside, they would find a tea-bag.
Tony Draper
76 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:10:28
I'm sensing a merchandising opportunity here.

Fabio Capello ?

Blue Fez'z !
Dragons Den !
Gerronit !

Bob Cumiskey
77 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:30:17
Paul 41, Yes, I am very happy with how EFC are going about their business in securing a new manager.
2 weeks ago Martinez was sacked to the relief of the majority of Evertonians.
I say majority as I believe there was 9% who wanted him to stay for 1 more season in his role.

So in 2 weeks we expect EFC to have lined up, interviewed and installed a new manager on millions of pounds per year?
In your dreams! It would take my company the best part of 6 weeks to recruit a manager as we would want to make sure we had done our homework on the candidate and they wanted the job for the right reasons.

I have total confidence that Moshiri will want to carry out his due diligence before making such an appointment as I believe he knows how critical it will be in relation to his future plans and sending out a message to the supporters.

If they wanted a quick appointment why haven't they installed Moyes? He is available right now and knows the club inside and out. The reason is, they don't want him and have other targets in place who they believe can move the club forward in line with their objectives.

Ps, Mourinho has been odds on for the United job for months and reportedly been paid £4m to sit at home and not accept another job, so please don't use this example of how quickly MU have acted in appointing a new manager.

So yes, I am okay with everything and have total faith that Moshiri is steering the ship in the right direction in this regard.

Gordon Crawford
78 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:31:56
Jose got the united job.
Ian Jones
79 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:37:14
FC could stand for Moshiri's First Choice as manager.
Peter Howard
80 Posted 26/05/2016 at 18:58:05
Capello looks more like Postman Pat than Tommy Cooper.

Would he be interested in leaving Greendale and would he want Jess as his assistant?

Brian Wilkinson
81 Posted 26/05/2016 at 19:22:08
Now the Jose circus has begun, I think Everton will let it go for a day or so, just a gut feeling we already know who our manager is and will annouce it, where better than at Goodison Park Sunday, before the fight.

So for a cheeky double, Pelagrini to be named Sunday.

Gerry Quinn
82 Posted 26/05/2016 at 20:52:40
Do NOT let Kenwright see this....


Ian Fisher
83 Posted 26/05/2016 at 21:40:20
One more name for the hat..

Michel Preud'homme

Was sporting director of Porto when they appointed Mourinho. Has won trophies at all clubs he's managed. Good win % at all clubs and has some good players at his current club ( Rom's cousin is there ) Likes a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 and will adapt tactics during a game and it's said his teams ' fight for 90 minutes and never give up.'

Sounds like a decent manager
but ( ah, there's always a 'but' ) he doesn't seem to stay at a club very long.

Worth a look ??

Martin Faulkner
84 Posted 26/05/2016 at 21:58:11
you can vote on him on the daily record site.
Doubt Kenwright would be quick enough to snap him up, Caley will likely get him first
Gary Clarke
85 Posted 26/05/2016 at 23:30:05
Brian Wilkinson 81, you're spot on.
Damian Wilde
86 Posted 27/05/2016 at 17:00:43
My uncle's brother's cousin who is a cleaner at Finch Farm said it is Fabio Capello. This person is 'ITK' and 'very reliable'.

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