In Focus: Wenger could exacerbate rather than solve Everton’s problems

As reported by The Daily Star, Everton are plotting a bold move to bring Arsene Wenger to the club as manager, replacing Sam Allardyce at the end of the season.

What’s the story?

With results failing to improve under Allardyce, with the Toffees most recently falling to a 2-1 defeat away to Burnley, the long-term future of the former England boss at Goodison Park is in doubt.

The Star report that Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, already preparing for life without Allardyce, believes Arsene Wenger is the ideal man to lead the club forward and is waiting in the wings to lure the Frenchman to Merseyside should he leave the Gunners.

It certainly appears to be a far-fetched outcome but given the cash available to the Toffees right now, it’d be silly to rule anything out.

Would he do a good job?

There’s no doubt that Wenger will go down as one of the greatest managers in Premier League history, but his ability to lead a team at the top level in 2018 is in doubt, with many Gunners fans feeling he is struggling to adapt to the modern game.

With tactics and recruitment failing to inspire, there are question marks about Wenger’s ability to be an effective manager in the Premier League full stop, not just at Arsenal.

At 68 years of age, he isn’t exactly the most long-term of choices either and perhaps Everton should be thinking about appointing a young, forward thinking manager in the vein of Eddie Howe, rather than the fanciful notion of bringing Wenger to the club.

He could end up making things worse at the club, rather than better.