Everton have sacked their manager, Rafa Benitez, and a number of names have been linked to being the sixth boss in as many years, and now there has been another potential candidate put into contention for the position at Goodison Park.
Transfer insider, Dean Jones, has put a further name that could become a potential option for the highly anticipated Everton job, and it isn’t one that has been consistently reported by the media so far.
Jones revealed to GIVEMESPORT:
“I think if you want a left-field option then Rudi Garcia is one that could come onto the radar if the obvious paths are blocked. It’s interesting that he got down to the late stages in negotiations with Man United when they were looking to appoint a manager and Rangnick got the job.”
The former Wigan manager is a highly unpopular choice for the club, with fans holding protests during his third season in charge prior to his sacking in 2016, and supporters have already made it clear that they would not be happy to see his return.
Moshiri already has a fractured relationship with the Goodison faithful but could repair that by turning the season around by hiring the right manager, with Garcia potentially a perfect replacement for his fellow Spaniard, Benitez.
Garcia has been hailed “exceptional” in the past by Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas, who spoke highly of the manager after he lead Lyon to Champions League qualification for the round of 16 in 2020, in a win over RB Leipzig;
“I don’t know if the half-time team talk given by Rudi was behind the players’ reaction but it was exceptional. I like working with Rudi Garcia and I have confidence in him. Today I’m saying he’s doing good work.”
That shows not only can he command the respect of a dressing room, but that he’s a strong motivator, something that would undeniably help to rescue Everton from the situation they currently find themselves in.
The 57-year-old manager has an impressive 50.84% win rate across his career, and would surely be welcomed by fans to Goodison who are desperate for a fresh start, compared to Martinez who already has a fragile history with the club.
Moshiri must make his decision as soon as he possibly can for the Toffees, as the side are set to take on Aston Villa in the early kick off this Saturday, with an FA Cup clash with Brentford following that, which will be an important game for Everton’s chance to salvage the potential of a trophy this season.
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