Who will Everton appoint as Ronald Koeman's successor?

Everton finally cut their losses and parted ways with manager Ronald Koeman on Monday 23rd October following a dreadful run of results and performances in all competitions. The question on everybody’s lips is ‘who will replace him?’. Naturally, have decided to take a look at some of the leading contenders for the vacancy.

Sean Dyche – 7/4 with William Hill

It’s not coincidental that Sean Dyche is the frontrunner for the job in the early stages. Just a few weeks back, the current Burnley boss took his side to Goodison Park and tactically bested Koeman, keeping the Clarets unbeaten away at Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton. It certainly appears that Dyche is destined for a bigger job sooner rather than later… could this be the one?

David Moyes – 10/1 with Betfair

Before that diabolical 5-2 loss against Arsenal, rumours of David Moyes returning to the Merseysiders after over four years away had already began to surface. Sure, he’s failed in three jobs since then, but Moyes’s strong relationship with Bill Kenwright and the Everton hierarchy will certainly help his chances. Could a return be on the cards?

David Unsworth – 8/1 with BetVictor

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Current Under 23s and temporary first team caretaker manager David Unsworth has worked wonders in a number of roles since 2013. With a sensational Under 23s division title to his name last season, ahead of big spending Man City, Man United and Liverpool, along with a 100% win record in charge of the first team (defeating Norwich 3-0 back in 2016), Unsworth simply HAS to be considered.

Carlo Ancelotti – 8/1 with BetVictor

This one could well be a classic case of adding one and one and together and getting three, but Carlo Ancelotti has been touted a few times to replace Ronald Koeman. Shortly after his Bayern Munich dismissal, Toffees fans on social media pined for Liverpool fan Carlo to replace their Dutchman. He’s available and he’s got a Premier League title to his name – it would certainly be ambitious, although it looks unrealistic right now.

Sam Allardyce – 14/1 with Betfair

He’s been linked with the Leicester, Scotland and USA jobs in recent weeks… now we could see Big Sam linked with the Everton vacancy. He’s got experience of the league with six previous spells as a Premier League, though this would arguably be his first managing a side with top four ambitions. Their first task is to avoid the nightmare scenario of relegation – could THAT tempt Big Sam?

Paulo Fonseca – 20/1 with Paddy Power

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One name who could slip under the radar slightly is Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca. When Roberto Martinez took control of the Toffees in 2013, Fonseca was one of the names linked with the role. Although nothing ultimately came of it, Fonseca proclaimed just last week that he would love to manage in England and it’s likely that he’s on Everton’s shortlist after winning the Ukrainian treble last season. Could it finally happen?

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