In Focus: Recent history suggests Everton target Rangnick isn’t keen to manage

According to reports in the Daily Mail, Everton could target RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick to be their new manager after admitting defeat in their pursuit of Watford’s Marco Silva.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Daily Mail says that despite the Merseyside outfit making the Hornets boss their top target to succeed Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last month, Watford stood firm and insisted he wouldn’t be leaving despite the fact that Everton were willing to spend big on compensation.

Now the Daily Mail says that majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is ready to target Rangnick, who was interviewed for the post when David Moyes left to join Manchester United in 2013.

The report adds that the 58-year-old is well respected in the game with the Toffees seemingly not being put off by the fact that he has managed a club for one season since 2011.

Why do Everton want Rangnick?

Well, more than three weeks into their search for Koeman’s replacement both the board and the fans will be getting frustrated, and Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright will want to find a solution soon.

David Unsworth may still be in contention despite picking up just one win in five games in caretaker charge, but Rangnick would be an experienced option in what could be a relegation battle.

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The 58-year-old has only ever managed in Germany but he has enjoyed success with the likes of RB Leipzig, Hoffenheim and Schalke, leading the former to promotion 18 months ago when they were unsuccessful in their own search for a new chief.

Would he be a good appointment?

While he has made some good decision from a recruitment point of view for Leipzig – including the decision to keep Liverpool-bound Naby Keita until the summer – the fact that he has only managed a team in one season since 2011 should  be a worry for the Merseyside outfit, as it suggests that he may be out of the loop when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of being a manager or coach.

Would he want the Everton job?

According to German media outlet SportBild, he is ready to sign a new contract as Leipzig’s sporting director which would suggest he isn’t interested in coming to the Premier League.

It appears as though the Toffees may be forced to look elsewhere in their frustrating and time consuming search for a new boss.