Numerous names have cropped up during Everton’s hunt for a new manager following Ronald Koeman’s dismissal over a month ago.
Sam Allardyce, Sean Dyche and Marco Silva have been touted within the rumour mill, and now former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has entered the fray.
The Portuguese coach has emerged as third favourite (8/1) with Sky Bet to take the reins from temporary boss David Unsworth.
Villas-Boas is currently in charge of Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, but rumours are rumbling that he could leave the Far East following Sunday’s defeat to Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese FA Cup final.
After Unsworth recorded back-to-back defeats, in which nine goals were conceded, the fans are more desperate than ever for Everton to appoint a new manager.
Villas-Boas has Premier League experience having coached Chelsea and Tottenham for one year each.
It is unclear whether he would be willing to take on a club that needs pulling away from relegation, but the fans have had their say on the possibility.
AVB I hope and I think that will happen
— Kev whitehead (@kwwlimedia) November 26, 2017
I'd rather AVB but I'm guessing that's yet another twitter rumour
— EFC Mour (@EFCmour1878) November 26, 2017
AVB losing the Chinese FA Cup final. Could he be on his way?? #EFC
— Lewis (@LewisEFC_) November 26, 2017
Seriously. If we get AVB it’s Championship football next season and more money wasted on average players. Wrong choice IMO
— JEFF WHUR (@JEFFWHUR) November 26, 2017
Please announce AVB thanks @Everton
— Aaron King (@Aaronjabe) November 26, 2017
— Richard Ells (@pilsoriginal) November 26, 2017
On the AVB rumours didn’t think of it like this but what if it was taking us so long to appoint someone because we were waiting for him to finish his season in China ? #EFC
— Ben Taylor (@BenTaylor1_) November 26, 2017