Everton’s hunt for a new manager has been full of drama this week as supporters try everything in their power to ensure Rafa Benitez doesn’t become their new boss.
However, they have received a blow in their bid to disrupt matters at board level.
A new name emerged in Everton’s managerial hunt over the last few days with Lucien Favre linked with the job.
Unfortunately, the Merseyside club look as though they’ll miss out on Favre.
According to The Guardian, Crystal Palace are on the verge of hiring the 63-year-old as Roy Hodgson’s successor on a three-year deal.
The report cites Everton’s interest but claims that the Swiss coach was attracted by Palace’s proposal instead.
With Everton moving closer to the appointment of Benitez, this whole situation is likely to leave the supporters rather unhappy.
They have already displayed their anger across multiple platforms about seeing the Spaniard take over at Goodison Park.
It would bring the 61-year-old closer to his Merseyside home but the Goodison Park faithful hold a certain level of disdain towards him after comments he made all the way back in 2007.
His allegiances to Liverpool are also a natural negative for the Everton fans. Thus, to lose out on another manager can only be bad news.
Favre was an interesting name to emerge and based on his recent CV, he’d have been more equipped for the role.
He was sacked by Borussia Dortmund last December but clearly has the talents to manage a bigger club.
The experienced manager guided them to consecutive second-place finishes in the Bundesliga and made them a rampant force going forward.
Besides Dominic Calvert-Lewin who scored 21 last term, Everton lacked goals and a ruthless nature going forward.
However, with Favre’s attractive lung-busting approach to the game, he could have revived their fortunes in the final third. After all, Dortmund scored 84 goals in 2019/20, second to only Bayern Munich.
With his time at Dortmund in mind, Everton supporters should be perplexed that he’s chosen the Eagles, rather than a side closer to European football.
It speaks volumes about where they are as a club right now; matters desperately need improving.