Farhad Moshiri is targeting big-name managers to try and divert attention away from the failures of last season, that is according to former Everton defender Michael Ball.
After a promising transfer window, where the likes of James Rodriguez and Allan were brought in, and strong start to the campaign, much was expected of Everton.
However, they ended up finishing in 10th place and missing out on European football in what turned out to be a very underwhelming season.
Since then, Carlo Ancelotti has left and the club have controversially considered ex-Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, although the latest reports from talkSPORT suggests fan reaction may have killed that potential appointment.
It has left a sour taste in Ball’s mouth, who believes a manager like Benitez is solely being targeted because of his name.
“I feel that Moshiri’s trying to get this name, this star to sort of cloud over what happened last season and trying to bring in another top manager like Ancelotti and feels that’s going to be the answer,” the ex-Everton full-back exclusively told FFC. “The past has proven it’s not working.”
It all seems to be a bit chaotic at Everton right now, and you would expect that chaos to only grow if the Toffees do end up appointing Benitez.
Some fans have already made it clear that they do not want the Spaniard anywhere near Goodison Park.