The Toffees in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to a new beginning at the club, following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman on Monday.
Koeman’s future had been called into question for a number of weeks as a consequence of his sides abysmal form both domestically and in Europe. A crushing 5-2 defeat at home to Arsenal this weekend turned out to be the final nail in the coffin for the highly-rated Dutchman. With nobody lined up to immediately succeed Koeman, the Everton board are now on the hunt to find a worthy replacement.
The early favourite to replace Koeman is Burnley’s Sean Dyche, who has done an admirable job considering his limited resources in almost 5 years in charge. After a relatively long stint at Burnley, it would be no surprise to see Dyche jump at the opportunity to embark on a fresh challenge in the Premier League.
Other candidates who are reportedly in the running for the top job include Marco Silva, Thomas Tuchel, David Unsworth and Carlo Ancelotti.
One name who is on the fringes of the rumour mill so far is ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. The bookmakers have Rodgers marked down as a definite outsider with a price of 25/1 to take the hot seat at Goodison Park.
His generous odds are certainly influenced by the fact that no manager has ever taken charge of both Everton and Liverpool during their career, so his appointment would certainly represent a landmark moment in the history of the Merseyside rivals.
However, there is no doubt that Rodgers has the quality and expertise to transform Everton’s fortunes this season and drag them out of their torrid run of form.
With that being said, here are two reasons why Rodgers would be an excellent appointment for Everton.