Borussia Monchengladbach boss Marco Rose has been added to the growing list of potential managers that could succeed Marco Silva at Everton if the Portuguese is fired, according to BBC Sport.
Rose took charge at Borussia Park in July following a two-year spell as RB Salzburg’s first-team manager, and has helped guide Die Borussen to the top of the Bundesliga table since his arrival.
Silva has seen his future at Goodison Park cast into doubt of late after Everton succumbed to four successive Premier League defeats, and lie inside the bottom three after eight games, which have included only one against last season’s top six clubs.
The Toffees are keen to give Silva every chance to succeed, but recent results could force majority owner Farhad Moshiri to take action after sanctioning another high-spending summer of activity.
Everton’s side that were beaten by Burnley was assembled at a cost of close to £250m, and defeats to Sheffield United, Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth have made the Blues’ probability of securing of European qualification less likely.
The rate at which the wheels have fallen off the wagon for Silva has led to him fighting for his future at Goodison Park, and numerous managers have seen their name linked with the job.
Given the repercussions of sacking Ronald Koeman, Everton are loath to follow the same route they took in 2017, when a failed move for Silva led to the hiring of Sam Allardyce.
Names like Jose Mourinho, David Moyes, Mikel Arteta and Rafa Benitez have been mentioned this year, and BBC Sport’s Phil McNulty has speculated that Everton Director of Football Marcel Brands’ awareness of the European game may see him turn to Borussia Monchengladbach’s Rose.
The 43-year-old won two Austrian Bundesliga titles and an Austrian Cup with RB Salzburg after being promoted from his position as their youth head coach, and has taken an average of two points per game since moving to Germany in July (TransferMarkt).
Rose’s Die Borussen currently lead the Bundesliga after seven games, and have scored the third-most goals and conceded the second-fewest of any side thus far.
Appointing someone like Rose could be challenging for Everton given he only moved to Germany in July and has begun his career at Borussia Park so promisingly, but it is that start which makes him someone who the Toffees should be chasing if they do fire Silva.
Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram has also lauded Rose as a manager you want to fight for as he gives the players confidence (Bundesliga.com), while Patrick Hermann has praised the Leipzig-born head coach for the effectiveness of his high-pressing tactics (DW).
Silva, on the other hand, has not been able to inspire the same attacking and defensive nous that led to victories over Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United last season, and is instead potentially facing an uncomfortable future if he fails to beat West Ham.
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