When Farhad Moshiri agreed a deal to bring Carlo Ancelotti to Everton it was seen as a major coup.
The Toffees had just convinced one of the most decorated coaches in the world to join them in their quest for European football.
Ancelotti was unable to deliver a place in the Champions League but departed with unfinished business as the might of Real Madrid came crawling back for the Italian.
His arrival in Merseyside was a landmark appointment at the time. He was someone who should have taken Everton to the next level and with a bit more time he may have got there.
A number of faces have been linked with the job since his exit, though, one of which is Ralf Rangnick.
The 62-year-old has been out of management since 2016 but is under consideration for the vacant position according to The Telegraph.
If he did indeed arrive in Merseyside he could completely transform the football club, providing them with an identity that’s been lacking over the last five years.
Everton have had four permanent managers in the last handful of years and consequently could do with a sense of stability and structure.
If the Merseyside outfit does require a manager of that ilk there’d be few better suited to the task than Rangnick.
He is a meticulous sole, a manager and director who was described as an “architect” by German reporter Guido Schafer for his accomplishments in the game.
The experienced head is the pioneer of the modern press and introduced a style of football that’s now synonymous with many coaches throughout the world.
The likes of Jurgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel and Ralph Hasenhuttl have all followed his high-intensity pressing, while Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is also famed for a similar lung-busting style.
The arrival of Rangnick, therefore, could revolutionise their style of play and mindset on the field of play.
His influence wouldn’t stop there, however. His training methods are important with players expected to arrive for training 90 minutes early during his time at Leipzig in order to undergo saliva and blood tests that could determine how hard they can work for.
Furthermore, he tailored dietary requirements and was particularly impressive in the transfer market, developing a strategy that eventually formed Leipzig’s identity.
He wanted the club to sign players exclusively under the age of 23 that they could build for the future and then sell on for a high price. One of the biggest success stories was Timo Werner who left the Bundesliga side for Chelsea in a deal worth £45m.
There is much to like about Rangnick. He plays pressing football and knows how to craft an entire club’s identity; he’d be a fabulous appointment for Everton.