Swiss coach ‘in talks’ over vacant Everton managerial position

Date published: Wednesday 18th May 2016 10:14

Lucien Favre: Could occupy Goodison dugout next season

Swiss coach Lucien Favre is reportedly in the chase to land the vacant manager’s job at Everton.

The ex-Monchengladbach coach has ‘held talks’ with the club according to The Sun, and the 58-year-old is believed to be talking with Goodison officials about a potential set-up at the club.

We revealed back in March that Favre would be on the radar of a number of clubs this summer, with a string of admirers in the Premier League.

Favre guided Borussia to a third place finish in 2014/15, qualifying for the Champions League as a result, before departing the German club due to differences over recruitment.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is said to be Everton’s priority, while recently departed Ajax coach Frank de Boer is also in the discussion.

Club captain Phil Jagielka admitted that the team may take on a different shape next season, with summer exits expected.

“There is going to be a lot of change in the playing squad. I am not sure the squad is going to be big enough for the start of next season with the people who are leaving,” the England international told The Guardian.

“It is a case of the club deciding what sort of squad and formula they want to go for both on the pitch and off the pitch. That will determine what manager they want.

“I am not sure exactly what will go on but there could be double figures leaving, which is a lot. We are not talking about young lads either. We are talking about established first-team players. It is going to be a big change of personnel and that will play a big part in who will get the chance to manage the club.”

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