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Everton: Journalist admits admiration towards out-of-work boss Ralph Hasenhuttl

Everton: Journalist admits admiration towards out-of-work boss Ralph Hasenhuttl -Everton News

Journalist and stats guru Gavin Buckland has admitted he is a fan of Ralph Hasenuhttl amid Everton’s search for a new manager.

The Lowdown: Everton can take their time

The Toffees were dumped out of the FA Cup a couple of weeks ago, which means they have a free weekend and no game until next week, so the Everton hierarchy don’t need to make a quick appointment.

Everton decided to pull the trigger and sack Frank Lampard following a horrific run of form which has seen the Toffees occupy a spot inside the relegation zone, and managers such as Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche are being linked with the vacant role.

However, another former Premier League manager without a club could be a decent appointment in the eyes of Buckland in the form of Hasenhuttl, who lost his job at Southampton prior to the World Cup.

The Latest: Hasenhuttl would be a left-field choice

Buckland was asked on the All Together Now podcast who he’d like to see appointed as Everton’s next manager, and while a fan of ex-Burnley man Dyche, he also revealed his admiration for Hasenhuttl because of what he did on the south coast.

He said: “I’d got for Dyche, [but] I tell you who hasn’t been mentioned and I’ve always liked is Hasenhuttl. He’s out of a job, I’ve always liked him, possibly he’d be somebody.”

The Verdict: Moshiri should go for experience

Given the precarious position Everton find themselves in and that they have won just once in their last 14 games, it would be sensible for Moshiri to opt for an experienced Premier League manager who’s been there and done it at the bottom of the league.

This would therefore make candidates such as Dyche and Hasenhuttl viable options for Everton, while they are also out of a job, so would be more attainable financially for the Toffees who are severely cash-strapped.

According to TalkSPORT man Alex Crook, Hasenhuttl was judged rather harshly on the south coast when he was sacked last year by both the club and the Southampton fanbase, and with them failing to have improved under Nathan Jones, that could suggest he was doing a better job than people gave him credit for, so perhaps Buckland’s shout is worth considering.

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