Mazzarri odds a market mover among next Everton manager tips
FootyOn give next Everton manager tips as Ronald Koeman leaves Goodison Park with the Toffees in the relegation zone and Walter Mazzarri odds a lively outsider in the betting.
A 5-2 defeat by Arsenal ended Koeman’s time as Everton boss and, despite majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri investing heavily in new players, the Merseyside outfit have struggled.
The Toffees are now in the Premier League relegation zone, so BetVictor have slashed their odds of going down from 33/1 to 14/1.
Moshiri sanctioned spending of around £140,000,000 over the summer, but the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and prodigal son Wayne Rooney’s return haven’t helped.
Who is waiting in the wings to take over, then? Here are our next Everton manager tips…
Could Moyes make return?
David Moyes was last seen at sinking ship Sunderland, but has been linked over the weekend with stepping into the breach at his old club.
He took the Toffees from similar struggles to the Champions League qualifiers and made them a regular top eight team.
It is easy for Everton supporters to get sentimental, so let’s not forget how Moyes has struggled since leaving Goodison.
There is substantial betting support, however, and he is a 4/1 fancy with Paddy Power to succeed Koeman.
A second coming of Moyes is hardly as attractive as before, because his stock is low after fruitless spells with Manchester United, Real Sociedad and the Black Cats.
Ancelotti free but suffered bruising Bayern exit
As long as he remains out of work, three-time Champions League winning coach Carlo Ancelotti will not be short of admirers.
The Italian – famed for man management – was shockingly sacked by Bayern Munich recently, having steered them to the Bundesliga title last term.
Ancelotti boasted an incredible 70 per cent win rate with Munich and lost just two games this season before being axed.
As bruising as that was and, despite reports in his homeland he will take the rest of this off before plotting his next move, an ambitious club like Everton may appeal.
Ancelotti, who is said to be keen on managing in the Premier League again, is 12/1 (from 8/1) with Paddy Power to be next Toffees boss.
Mazzarri odds now of interest
Another Italian coach now in ex-Watford chief Walter Mazzarri – a victim of the Pozzo family’s hire and fire mentality at Vicarage Road.
Replaced by Marco Silva as Hornets boss over the summer, Mazzarri is yet to get another job.
Best known for a four-year spell with Napoli (2009-13), he often played three at the back there and at Inter Milan.
Everton fans will be a little underwhelmed by his Watford winning record – less than 30 per cent.
Mazzarri odds have come in to a lively outsider price of 25/1 with BetVictor to be next Toffees manager.
Howe now for Cherries coach?
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has taken the south coast club from the bottom to the top tier of English football across two spells in charge.
Having established the Cherries in the Premier League, he is now finding a third season at this level a struggle.
Maintaining Bournemouth’s position is all Howe can hope for and last season’s top 10 finish looks very much like a glass ceiling.
Everton have previously given coaches who were young at the time like David Moyes and Roberto Martinez breaks, but how would supporters feel about appointing a manager of a club sat lower than their team in the table?
Ex-player route possible
Having entrusted a big football name like Koeman to spend big, the Toffees hierarchy could turn to a former playing favourite for the rest of the season.
Promotion from within is possible with first team coach Duncan Ferguson an infamous centre forward of the last generation.
Big Dunc, who was known for an abrasive and combative style of play, is 16/1 to take a step up in the Everton dugout.
Ex-Toffees defender David Unsworth is also on the coaching staff and has been backed from 12/1 to 6/1 and now 3/1 in BetVictor’s betting.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes also turned out for Everton towards the end of his playing career, and is an outside shout at 25/1 to return to Goodison.
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