Everton fans have been discussing a possible late swoop for Mikel Arteta, and fans are completely split between the Spaniard and the heavily linked Marco Silva.
Everton are widely expected to confirm Marco Silva as their new manager in the coming weeks, but there could be a new name in the mix after yesterday’s big Arsenal news.
According to BBC Sport correspondent David Ornstein, Arsenal will appoint former Sevilla and PSG man Unai Emery as their new manager.
Mikel Arteta was the front-runner to take over from Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, but the move to Emery means Arteta is now on the market again.
Of course, Marco Silva is still odds on to take over at Goodison, but the Liverpool Echo claim the ex-Watford man is not a sure thing, and new sporting director Marcel Brands is still considering other options.
Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benitez would be the more experience picks, and Eddie Howe is another name that’s been mentioned, but could Mikel Arteta be the perfect man to take the club forward into a new era?
Fans have been discussing the possibility on Twitter, and they can’t decide between Arteta or Silva. Some of the best reactions can be found below…
— Chris Martin (@bluechrism) May 22, 2018
No wouldn’t have Arteta at all, total gamble and not worth it, I’d rather Benitez than him.
— David (@dvm_blue) May 22, 2018
— Barry Creamer (@Barry_Creamer) May 22, 2018
Yes and give him a backing and noise he wouldn't believe… Follow follow….
— teddy everet (@toffeespy) May 22, 2018
— Neil Vaughan (@vaughanieno10) May 22, 2018
Why in the world would we want a manager who has never managed a professional match. We are much too big for a first appointment. I’m surprised by all of the shouts for Arteta. Is it because he was linked with Arsenal for a minute?
— Josh Wilbert (@joshwilbert1) May 22, 2018
Although no real managerial experience for some reason arteta is much more the exciting option over silva
— mick mckeown (@mickmckeown80) May 22, 2018
If Mikel could transfer some of the Man City magic to Everton then he might be a good choice. Young, ambitious and he knows the club well. Possible concern, lack of experience as a manager. In his favour he was admired at Everton and has a first class Director of football.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) May 22, 2018