Everton have sacked Ronald Koeman after a 5-2 defeat by Arsenal sent them plunging into the relegation zone.
Releasing a short statement, the club have said; ‘Everton Football Club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the Club.
Chairman Bill Kenwright, the Board of Directors and Major Shareholder Farhad Moshiri would all like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the Club over the past 16 months and for guiding the Club to seventh place in last season’s Premier League campaign.’
That means there is another managerial vacancy in the Premier League so who could Everton appoint as Koeman’s replacement?
The ex Borussia Dortmund boss has stated that he is holding out for a Champions League club.
Everton might not be in that competition but have a strong squad capable of achieving Champions League football.
If can get Tuchel quickly, the Toffees could save their season and potentially snatch late qualification for the Europa League’s last 16 stage.
Carlo Ancelotti is one of Europe’s most experienced managers and would be a great appointment.
Having managed the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid, he would bring plenty of knowledge and ability to get Everton winning and possibly a cup within next few seasons.
Ancelotti likes to play a 4-2-3-1 formation, which suits Everton because they have played that way for years.
On that basis and with his experience and knowledge as well, he would be the best replacement for Koeman.
Since leaving Manchester City in summer of 2016, Manuel Pellegrino joined the Chinese Super League with Hebei China Fortune.
At Man City, he did wonders winning the League Cup twice whilst doing the double in his first season at the Etihad by winning the Premier League.
Pellegrini probably won’t want to leave China given how Hebei have progressed under his management.
They have gone from seventh last season to third this season and potential qualification for the Asian Champions League.
Ultimately, would English football and Everton prove too tempting to turn down?
Having only left Barcelona this summer, Luis Enrique would be a decent shot for the job.
His preferred 4-4-3 formation however wouldn’t suit Everton’s current squad.
If did bring him in, it might mean upheaval in January and potentially destabilising the squad if in a relegation fight by then.
Having worked with talented players at Barca, Enrique might be able to bring some needed quality to this team.
He however will need to be open to using other formations and tactics than seen at the Nou Camp.
Ultimately, he would be a decent shot if want someone who knows how to get a team winning.
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