Everton fans were left to drown their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern once again on Sunday after seeing their side lose another Premier League game.
The Toffees went into their encounter with Burnley at the weekend having won just two of their opening six league matches and in serious need of a result, but Ronald Koeman’s men were again lacklustre and second-best against Sean Dyche’s Clarets.
Jeff Hendrick’s first half strike capped off a wonderful move from the visitors to secure them a deserved 1-0 win, a result which inflicts even greater misery on Everton boss Koeman.
And it has seen Sky Bet open a market for the next Toffees chief, and that is currently headed by former Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti, who lost his job at the latter last week after little over 12 months in the role.
The 58-year-old led the German giants to the Bundesliga title earlier this year but oversaw a sluggish start to the 2017/18 campaign, with it all culminating in a 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last Tuesday, Ancelotti’s final game in charge.
Nonetheless, the Italian is one of the most successful managers in the game with three Champions League crowns and four domestic titles in four separate countries, including with Chelsea back in 2010.
And Ancelotti has been installed as the early favourite to replace Koeman should the Toffees hierarchy seek a change, which is sure to be of interest to several of our resident Evertonians, who have grown increasingly frustrated with the Dutchman in the early stages of this season.
Landlord’s verdict: Things haven’t been going at all well for Everton manager Ronald Koeman so far this season, and his side’s 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Sunday has further increased the pressure on the Dutchman.
In fact, the former Southampton chief’s plight at Goodison Park has seen Sky Bet open a market for the next Toffees manager, which is headed by former Bayern Munich and Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The 58-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the world but lost his job at the German giants last week, and as such has been installed as the favourite to take over from Koeman, albeit at odds of 6/1.
Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has backed the Dutchman to suggest that a change isn’t imminent, but it’s certainly something the bookies are keeping a very close eye on over the international break.
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