Everton fans were fuming at the club after reports emerged that they were looking to hire Shanghai SIPG head coach Vitor Pereira as the Toffees’ new manager.
Negotiations have continued over the past week with the Merseyside outfit willing to offer the 51-year-old a three-year contract, according to Sky Sports.
Should Duncan Ferguson be made permanent manager?
The Portuguese would succeed his fellow countryman Marco Silva, who was sacked after a 5-2 defeat against hated neighbours Liverpool.
Everton are confident of appointing Vitor Pereira as their new manager before Everton’s match against Manchester United at Old Trafford this Sunday (Source: Sky Sports News)#EFC pic.twitter.com/pZ0wuyzwhw
— The Gwladys Street (@TheGwladysSt) December 9, 2019
Pereira currently manages Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG and has previously managed at European clubs with vast pedigrees such as FC Porto, Olympiakos and Fenerbahce.
He has been coaching in China for two years and has averaged an average points tally of 2.10.
Supporters were livid with the club’s direction and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that Pereira was just another Marco Silva, while another was “underwhelmed” with the managerial update.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Everton fans:
Silva mark 2 Nick, not impressed
— Ian Gallagher (@caserdia) December 9, 2019
If true am underwhelmed. We got a Portuguese fixation at moment?
— Nick (@newtownnick71) December 9, 2019
— MB (@Zcars1878) December 9, 2019
Silva part deux ☹.
— Simo (@andysimo5) December 9, 2019
— Brad Rice (@BradRic93130414) December 9, 2019
Announce relegation already
— Goal 96 (@Goal1966_) December 9, 2019
This is saddening if true. Moved around more than Napoleon. Something is wrong with whoever is making these decisions. I’m a brands apologist but I don’t believe I can back him here
— Jack Donahue (@DownUnderToffee) December 10, 2019
No way has Brands gone in for him. Thats the issue, Mosh is making all the football decisions for the club & he hasn’t a clue. This guy Pereira has achieved nothing in the game. Another ‘potential’ great manager just like Martinez, Koeman and Silva. Worked out great for us so far
— Paul Jones (@pauly1878) December 9, 2019
This is would be an awful appointment 😬
— Dean Mckenna (@MckennaDJM) December 10, 2019
— Peter John Evans (@hendrixevo147) December 9, 2019
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience