Decision time at Everton – Who will replace David Moyes?

With Sir Alex Ferguson retiring and David Moyes taking his position at Manchester United, we could now see several other top flight managers changing clubs as Everton chairman, Bill Kenwright, tries to appoint the best man to lead The Toffees in the new season. Let’s have a look at some of the candidates rumoured to be in the frame to take Moyes’ position.


Roberto Martinez.
The Wigan manager has done superbly to keep his team in the Premier League over the past three seasons, despite having very limited funds to work with. Last day escapes have characterised his tenure, although perhaps this season their luck is finally about to run out as the Championship beckons. Amazingly they have beaten some of the best teams in the league when playing to their full capabilities and have often received praise from fans and pundits for their play, but inconsistency has ultimately been their downfall. Could the Spaniard work his magic at Everton, where money would be more readily available and the players of a higher quality?

Michael Laudrup.
One season into his English managerial career and the Swansea coach has already managed to lift a trophy. The demolition of Bradford in the Capital One Cup was just rewards for a side that has played open and attractive football all season. The 5-0 scoreline that day highlighted the approach that the Dane has brought to the club, with pacy wingers terrorising the opposition defence and waves of attack  coming from all directions, spearheaded by Spanish sensation Michu. No doubt he would bring an exciting style to Goodison Park, but is it too early to judge his success just yet?

Neil Lennon.
The Celtic manager experienced how tough life in the Champions League can be when his team were knocked out by Juventus earlier on this season. He did though manage to mastermind a victory over Barcelona, which not many people can claim to have done, and will be eager to once again test his skills against Europe’s finest. Whilst he is practically guaranteed league titles in Scotland, he may feel that the time is right to see how good he is in the more competitive environment that the Premier League offers. The drawback would be the lack of top level European competition, although Everton look likely to be in the Europa League so it wouldn’t be a huge setback for the Northern Irishman.

Malky Mackay.
Cardiff are set to join fellow Welsh team Swansea in next season’s Premier League after they won this year’s Championship with a total of 87 points. Their manager has been at the helm for two years, during which time he has led them to the playoffs, a runners up position in the League Cup and now promotion and championship glory. He may want to remain at Cardiff to continue his excellent work there and see how far he can develop the squad, especially as they have an ambitious chairman and some money to spend during the summer. Could he be persuaded to jump ship to further his career ambitions at Everton?

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