​The inevitable happened, albeit potentially too late, as Marco Silva was relieved of his duties as Everton boss following a dire string of results.

A crushing 5-2 defeat at Anfield ultimately proved the final nail in the coffin for the Portuguese manager, leaving a rather gaping hole in Merseyside that needs hastily filling with the right appointment.

Some rather uninspiring names have been floated about regarding the vacant hotseat, but if Everton are indeed to match the club's aspirations, then the right man needs to fill that void. 

Forget David Moyes, forget Vitor Pereira, the club need someone with the capabilities to manage some undoubtedly talented stars, but coached properly.

Here's who ​Everton should go for, but likely won't...

Robert Moreno - Unattached

Robert Moreno

Talk about a bitter pill to swallow. Having guided Spain into the European Championships next summer with some impressive displays in Group F - finishing his reign in charge unbeaten - Robert Moreno was duly replaced by former coach Luis Enrique following their 5-0 win over Romania on the final matchday.

Thinking he would be allowed to lead his country into the tournament, his dreams were dashed and he wasn't even selected to take up a role in the backroom staff in a cruel, yet swift decision. 

It was his first senior role, granted, but he certainly has experience having acted as assistant under Enrique at ​Barcelona, while also spending a year in the same position at Roma. Spells as number two also include Celta Vigo and the national side, prior to becoming number one.

His sides have always played an attractive brand of football, while his time at Spain saw his nation concede just five goals across the qualifying campaign. With names such as Mikel Arteta being touted, the arguably more experienced Moreno is being unfairly overlooked.

Jorge Jesus - Flamengo​

Jorge Jesus

In less than one season with Flamengo, Jorge Jesus has already written the club's name in South American football folklore.

Taking over in the summer, he guided the club to the Copa Libertadores final, where a dramatic comeback victory made him the first foreign coach to win an international trophy with a Brazilian team. Then, just 24 hours later, his side were confirmed as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champions, less than five months into his reign.

His experience of Europe comes through his time at Benfica, where he won three league titles, but there is no reason why the 65-year-old can't cut it on the continent anymore, as his adaptability has been showcased in his short time at Flamengo. He tends to employ the traditional 4-4-2 setup, something that would offer a different approach to what Everton are used to, asking his wingers to provide the key threat in attacking positions - an area Everton are well stocked in.

If given the chance it seems unlikely Jesus would turn the move down, with the opportunity to succeed where is his fellow Portuguese failed a vacancy that doesn't come around all too often.

Niko Kovac - Unattached

Niko Kovac

Another manager out of work, the dashingly handsome Niko Kovac would be a different fit for the Toffees with his more pragmatic playing style, whereas the two aforementioned managers favour a possession-based approach for a faster-paced attack when in control of the ball.

Kovac, on the other hand, opts more for defensive solidity, that allows for lightning-quick counter-attacks and quicker build-up play, something seen during his time at ​Bayern Munich. Therefore, his approach may be just what the Toffees need in order to find the balance in their play that has seen them ship an alarming 27 goals in just 15 top-flight matches.

There is unquestionable talent in the attack, with the pace of Richarlison, Alex Iwobi and Bernard perfectly suited to a more swashbuckling style of forward play, one that relies less on calm and assured ways of breaking teams down, instead building on pace and power. 

Kovac should be a genuine option that bizarrely hasn't had a look in, for whatever reason.

Marcelo Bielsa - Leeds

Marcelo Bielsa

​Leeds pulled off a fine piece of business when they managed to tie Marcelo Bielsa down to the club beyond last season, this despite the highly-regarded manager missing out on top-flight football after defeat in the Championship playoffs.

Dubbed 'the best in the world' by Pep Guardiola, the Argentine's meticulous approach to management and every single game has granted him the title of 'El Loco'. 

It is a route Everton should look to go down, as the managers who have come in since David Moyes' departure have only seen the club fall further by the wayside. On the other hand, Bielsa offers something vastly different.

He loves his side to press high up the pitch, something Silva opted against doing with any great poise, and the all-out energetic intent he instils in his sides would be a welcome respite from the abject showings Toffees fans have bear witness to his season.

Whether he could be prised away from Leeds is a different matter, though, as the club are currently performing well and sitting second in the Championship table.

Marco Rose - Borussia Mönchengladbach​


One man taking German football by storm is the remarkably talented Marco Rose. At the age of just 43, the former Red Bull Salzburg manager has taken his opportunity of moving to the ​Bundesliga with aplomb.

His tenure in Austria was imperious, never losing a home match during his time in charge and winning the top-flight title in both his seasons at the helm. Borussia Mönchengladbach duly took note, and now they're reaping their rewards with Die Fohlen top of the table 13 matches into the season.

​Whether their title challenge can be maintained over the whole season remains to be seen, but Rose has cemented his style of play onto the club, since earning himself the tag of 'Press Master'. Indeed, like his former teammate Jurgen Klopp, Rose adopts a high-intensity pressing game that seeks to cut off opponents' build up play high up the pitch.

It is style that is both attractive to watch and lethal when coached properly, with adequate coaching something the Toffees players have lacked distinctly over recent seasons. More importantly, however, Rose speaks highly of the effectiveness of teamwork and bonding, a trait that looked a millions miles away of the Everton dressing room after their recent Anfield thumping.

Get the chequebook out and see what happens. Or bring David Moyes back, I'm not the one in charge.

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