This week they have already been interviewing for the role, with Vitor Pereira flying in yesterday to meet with Farhad Moshiri, however, the meeting has not been met with a warm reception.
According to The Mirror, Moshiri’s interest in Pereira has been met with strong resistance from the Everton board and club executives, due to his recent poor record at Fenerbahce and his relegation with 1860 Munich.
It has been reported that the Toffees owner has been persuaded behind the scenes to pull away from appointing the manager, and encouraged to take his time to look over the other candidates before he makes a decision, due to the situation Everton find themselves in, three points away from the relegation zone.
Pereira was sacked from his managerial position at Fenerbahce for the second time last month after the Turkish side failed to pick up results in the league, and the Portuguese native is currently available for a new role.
The potential appointment has not just been met with concern by the Everton board, but also by the fans who already have a fractured relationship with the owner after years of reckless spending and bad decisions that have ultimately found the club in one of their worst positions in decades.
Fans have been taking to social media to share their concern over the chances of 53-year-old Pereira becoming the next manager of the club, with one fan tweeting:
“Yesterday I said we’re not in a relegation battle if we appoint Vitor Pereira we will get relegated.”
Moshiri is in no position to be making any more mistakes, so ensuring that he looks at all of his options carefully and finds the right manager to suit the needs of Everton’s situation to keep them safe inside the Premier League next season is absolutely imperative.
There is no room for error in the final few months of this season and winning points to climb the table should be the top priority.
After all, the last thing Everton want is another manager to cause the fans to turn on him and Pereira already has a history of that, having to tell supporters in Turkey to “shut up” according to reporter Zach Lowy.
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