According to reports in The Times, Everton have identified FC Porto coach Sergio Conceicao as a potential candidate to replace Sam Allardyce should he leave the club this summer, and Toffees fans have been quick to react to the rumour.
The Times says that the 63-year-old manager could depart at the end of the season due to the discontent among the Goodison Park faithful, who have destroyed him on Twitter for showing a lack of respect, over the style of football, with Conceicao one of the options the Merseyside outfit are considering.
The former Portugal international has won 37 of the 51 matches he has been in charge of the Portuguese giants, although his team suffered a huge blow against Liverpool in the Champions League when they were beaten 5-0 at home in the first leg of their last 16 tie back in February.
Everton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said he “would be a great and progressive signing”, another said “he’s the perfect fit”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
No we're not
— Michael Foster (@Michael80434708) May 9, 2018
Would be a great and progressive signing. Has a great record in Portugal in difficult circumstances. Great in the Champions League despite the Liverpool result
— Ryan O'Hanlon (@RyanOHanlon1) May 9, 2018
Is he fat sam? No? I’ll take him.
— Ben 🐸🐸🐸 (@benedgar69) May 9, 2018
— The Street End 1878 (@TheStreetEnd) May 9, 2018
— Neil (@neil_h2) May 9, 2018
— Paul (@iPauloxD) May 9, 2018
Need to Sack Allardyce first
— Matt Vicary (@Vicaz22) May 9, 2018
Who ? Apparently gubbed 5-0 by the other lotvthis season. Dunno what to think anymore.less than 12 hrs i have seen Howe, this feller and Wenger. Tells me nobody has a ‘kin clue, and i suspect FM is one of them too. 🤪
— AllezLesBlues (@sheedyssidepart) May 9, 2018