With around 40 head coaches from the football sphere all taking an interest in the Everton job, Farhad Moshiri and co have a big dilemma on their hands.
They never expected to lose Carlo Ancelotti in the way they did but they are back at square one with a lack of clarity on their future.
Everton have been in talks with Nuno Santo over the last few days but it would appear the Toffees are still considering other suitors.
Bill Kenwright has been keen on bringing David Moyes back to Goodison Park and he’s now progressed in his efforts to do so.
According to Football Insider, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has opened discussions with Moyes about returning to Merseyside.
An informal approach has been made to the 58-year-old who is keen on becoming the new Everton manager. That being said, he is also content to remain at West Ham.
Everton have a lengthy list of managers they could look to bring to Goodison.
Former Wolves boss, Nuno, has been at the height of their agenda so far but would be an unconvincing choice.
He may have taken the Old Gold from mid-table obscurity in the second tier to European football but his football wasn’t the most attacking and he wasn’t very flexible when it came to tactical decisions.
Rafa Benitez would also be a gamble from the Toffees hierarchy. He’s won the Champions League and is one of the most highly thought of head coaches in the game but his stock has fallen after a mixed spell at Newcastle and then in China.
Moyes, on the other hand, has proven himself as recently as this season. The Scot took West Ham from relegation candidates to the verge of a place in the Champions League.
The Hammers ultimately fell short of Europe’s top table but it was a stunning season where Moyes’ team looked organised in defence and a threat on the counter.
Gary Neville described him as “exceptional” for the work he’s done this season and with a contract renewal yet to take place at the London Stadium, Everton should be tempting for him.
He knows the club, he knows the senior officials and he is familiar with achieving above expectations.
Everton are desperate for Champions League football and the only manager to give them that in the last two decades is Moyes. For Kenwright and co, he is surely the best candidate.