According to reports in The Mirror, Everton have made former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel their number one target to replace Ronald Koeman after he was sacked on Monday.
Well, The Mirror says that the departure of Koeman on Monday means that chairman Bill Kenwright and majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri have begun their search for the Dutchman’s replacement, with Tuchel top of their list of potential candidates.
The German would be available straight away as he is currently without a job, and The Mirror says that the Merseyside outfit have already made contact with the 44-year-old’s representatives.
However, the report adds that the former Borussia Dortmund man is in no rush to make a decision, with the Bayern Munich job potentially being available in the summer following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti earlier last month.
Despite the fact that the German was sacked by Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season following a disagreement with chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke, he is still held in high regard cross European football.
After replacing Jurgen Klopp at the Bundesliga giants, the 44-year-old led the club to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, as well as lifting the German Cup last term – the club’s first trophy in three years.
With an attacking and pressing style of football, the Everton board obviously feel that he would galvanise a team that is low on confidence and flair right now.
His arrival would certainly be one that showed the club mean business, yes.
As we mentioned before Tuchel is held in high regard throughout European football and if Everton could bring him to Goodison Park it would be seen as a huge coup.
On the other hand, the Merseyside outfit may be slightly concerned with former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp’s record in the Premier League with Liverpool, where he has failed to push them on following his arrival just over two years ago.
It’s difficult to say.
If he is given a large transfer budget and the club tell him that they want to push for the Champions League then it could be a possibility, but the 44-year-old may well be aiming higher than the Toffees – especially if he thinks he has a good chance of getting the Bayern Munich job at the end of the campaign.