Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has identified former Toffees bosses Roberto Martinez and David Moyes as his preferences for the vacant manager’s role at Goodison Park, according to Duncan Castles.
The Spaniard was appointed in the summer of 2013 and led Everton to fifth place in his first season, picking up 72 points. However, he was sacked at the end of the 2015/16 campaign, with some fans protesting as the team slipped into the bottom half.
He has since taken over at the Belgian national team and overseen a run to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup. Martinez will currently be fully focused on the European Championship, with his team in action on Saturday night against Russia.
Moyes flying at West Ham but not under contract yet
Moyes spent 11 years at Goodison Park before he left to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, with Martinez duly replacing the former on Merseyside.
It’s unclear whether the 58-year-old will countenance a return to the Toffees, with his current team West Ham set to embark on a European campaign in 2020/21. Moyes’ contract expires this summer but a new deal is ‘there ready to be signed’ (via The Athletic).
Fan account Everton News Feed relayed the report about the club’s two former bosses, and here’s how supporters reacted.
Everton fans fume at Kenwright claim
These Everton fans on Twitter were far from happy with Kenwright over this report, with one even dubbing him a “Kopite” in reference to the Toffees’ rivals from across Stanley Park.
“He really epitomises everything wrong with this club.”
“Uncle Bill still trying to set us up for more mediocrity hey”
“Of course he does, that’s why he should be removed from any room that decisions have to be made in”
“Yeah, let’s listen to the one constant at the club throughout all the years of suffering.”
“Of course he would. He doesn’t want success. The rumour he’s a Kopite gets truer every day.”
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