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Next Everton manager: the wisdom of TT.


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  1. 1. Who would you prefer to be Everton's next manager? Please nominate your top five choices.

    • Rafael Benitez
    • Marcelo Bielsa
    • Sergio Conceicao
    • Antonio Conte
    • Lucien Favre
    • Duncan Ferguson
    • Paulo Fonseca
    • Christopher Galtier
    • Rudi Garcia
    • Eddie Howe
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    • Frank Lampard
    • Roberto Martinez
    • David Moyes
    • Scott Parker
    • Andrea Pirlo
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    • Graham Potter
    • Ralph Rangnick
    • Claudio Ranieri
    • Nuno Espirito Santo
    • Maurizio Sarri

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i'm split on Howe, he was awful (and i mean truly awful) at recruitment, but here he wouldn't have to worry about that with Brands (i'm not his biggest fan, but he is nowhere close to eddie howe levels of bad recruitment).  He could concentrate on the pitch and training room more.  he's a blue.  

 

potter - i've read a few articles about him back when he was managing ostersund, and how he's worked his way up and really is kinda the future modern manager.  possession, passing, multiple formations, tactically flexible.  if we are going for the up and comer it sounds like he is a good option.  only negative - mates with Graeme Jones.  also he's being linked to spurs which if that is real, he's going there not here.

 

i don't even know if we have the clout anymore to get a ten hag, lucien favre, etc.  honestly this has really soured me.  usually positive person, but if we end up with some PL re-tread (bilic, etc) it will test my limits of being a fan.

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I hope there's not a worse thread somewhere else.

Because COME ON! Howe? Dude couldn't organize a defence is his life depended on it. Bombed outside of Bournemouth. Poor signings suggest he doesn't have much of an eye for talent. Being a blue is not something to consider. We should hire the best possible coach not someone who happens to be a fan. These guys do this for a living and being a supporter has no bearing on that.

Martinez? The same Martinez who destroyed a good team in less than 18 months? Couldn't organize a defense either and on top of that after the first season couldn't organize an attack either. People seem to forget how boring his tiki-taka was. Endlessly passing the ball back and sideways with zero penetration or urgency. Fans absolutely hated that and the "that was a magnificient game" after every dross match.

Potter would be a risk. How would he work with better players? Did he just strike lucky with a few good signings? I don't think his squad is that bad, especially midfield but defense also has some decent players. Still 100x better than the first two options.

Benitez can just fuck off. As can Moyes.

Erik ten Hag might be great or might be the next Frank de Boer or Philip Cocu. Dutch League is a tree-horse race and ten Hag's greatest accomplishment came from having some of the greatest talents in Europe in his squad at the time. Hard to tell but way better choice than anyone above.

Paulo Fonseca is available but seems to get most interest from Wolves. Bit of a mixed bag. Great with Shaktar but more mixed results in Serie A. Good run in the Europa League but domestically so-so. Apparently Moshiri interviewed him before choosing Silva so might not even be in the running this time.

NES seems to reliant on Mendes. Looked great at some point but this season was poor.

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This thread is hurting my soul :lol:.

What I will say is that Brands has an enormous job on his hands with this. While he needs to be careful with making this decision, he also can't let it drag on and on because the new manager (whoever that ends up being) needs time to bring his players in and get them bedded in. Also, there's no doubt that Moshiri and Kenwright will both be trying to muscle in and stick an oar (or 5!) into the process.

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2 minutes ago, StevO said:

If Roberto could compromise on his defensive ideas I’d love him back. But I don’t see him ever compromising. 

I don’t know I think having the Belgium job has opened up eyes to the importance of a balanced team. Yes he still probably advocates a more attack minded style of football, which would be great because isn’t that what we all thought was missing from Ancelotti’s play, and he was meant to of been addressing that this window. 

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2 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

Also, there's no doubt that Moshiri and Kenwright will both be trying to muscle in and stick an oar (or 5!) into the process.

Your spot on there, it wouldn’t surprise in the least if Bill hasn’t already contacted Moyes. 

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49 minutes ago, Bill said:

Carlo Ancellotti, Marco Silva, Ronald Koeman, Roberto Martinez, we've tried them all and they've failed.

Time to go back to basics, like Hafnia said Everton is a good job for the young ambitious manager so who is in the running. ?  There are too numerous to name so I'm just going to put one forward. The only unbeaten manager in Evertons long history ..... Duncan Ferguson.

Called on in an emergency and took charge  for 3 very difficult premier league games ... (Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal) and a caribou cup game against Leicester.  Won 1 Drawn 3.

Was there ever a better feeling for the Fans than to see Duncan racing up and down the touchline hugging the Ball Boys when they beat Chelsea 3-1, and have the players ever given as much for any other Manager as the did for Duncan. Goodison Park was bouncing like its not bounced before, or since.

This suggestion will probably be laughed at by a lot of people, but the Club itself is becoming a laughing stock to the rest of football, we've tried the so called best, now let's try the rest.

I'd love Duncan. Like I said before, someone who loves the club and will do anything for it. The only downside is as soon as his tenure is over he isnt realistically going to be part of the club anymore. He cant go from management and step back down into a coaching role. 

It might be naive, but if we want to put someone in the role that we know for certain is 100% committed, Duncan is the man. 

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I've been a poor judge in the past so take my comments with a pinch of salt (most do anyway 🤣).

I think we've been round the block with mangers. It feels strange to see that 3 out of 4 of our previous managers are in top, top jobs. And only one of them wasn't our decision of choice - deemed not good enough for us. Throw in Moyes too if you like (in terms of doing a good job).

Trust in a 'big name' isn't there for me. I just think these guys won't stick around or buy into the project. Rather, they'll wait for the next vacancy at a 'big club' and go. With that, we can't complain. We've sacked managers plenty in the last 5 years, so as fans and as a club we have kind of made our own bed.

If we want someone who we know will show loyalty, knows what the fans want, knows the club, will give it his all and some with unquestionable resolve and will stand for absolutely no bullshit from the players then its Duncan Ferguson. Sorry, but if fans want this illustrious figure, he's the only one who will do it.

The downside is experience- although he's worked under plenty now. That also adds a bit of a negative as I'm pretty sure most of us wonder where Dunc is when all is going poorly. He does seem to respect his manager and not want to overtalk him, so to speak. Maybe too much. Would he attract the players we need? And, behind all the chest thumping passion, is there enough tactical nous?

He has the personal traits we want. Maybe just doesn't have the credentials we desire.

He's not even mentioned in the odds. Nuno seems to be favourite, who I'd be fine with.

But, yet again, it needs to be said that whoever it is needs time. We shit ourselves as soon as we get a bad run of results. Maybe expectations need to settle in the short term.

Happy to discuss.

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48 minutes ago, Aidan said:

I'd love Duncan. Like I said before, someone who loves the club and will do anything for it. The only downside is as soon as his tenure is over he isnt realistically going to be part of the club anymore. He cant go from management and step back down into a coaching role. 

It might be naive, but if we want to put someone in the role that we know for certain is 100% committed, Duncan is the man. 

Colin Harvey did.

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44 minutes ago, Newty82 said:

I've been a poor judge in the past so take my comments with a pinch of salt (most do anyway 🤣).

I think we've been round the block with mangers. It feels strange to see that 3 out of 4 of our previous managers are in top, top jobs. And only one of them wasn't our decision of choice - deemed not good enough for us. Throw in Moyes too if you like (in terms of doing a good job).

Trust in a 'big name' isn't there for me. I just think these guys won't stick around or buy into the project. Rather, they'll wait for the next vacancy at a 'big club' and go. With that, we can't complain. We've sacked managers plenty in the last 5 years, so as fans and as a club we have kind of made our own bed.

If we want someone who we know will show loyalty, knows what the fans want, knows the club, will give it his all and some with unquestionable resolve and will stand for absolutely no bullshit from the players then its Duncan Ferguson. Sorry, but if fans want this illustrious figure, he's the only one who will do it.

The downside is experience- although he's worked under plenty now. That also adds a bit of a negative as I'm pretty sure most of us wonder where Dunc is when all is going poorly. He does seem to respect his manager and not want to overtalk him, so to speak. Maybe too much. Would he attract the players we need? And, behind all the chest thumping passion, is there enough tactical nous?

He has the personal traits we want. Maybe just doesn't have the credentials we desire.

He's not even mentioned in the odds. Nuno seems to be favourite, who I'd be fine with.

But, yet again, it needs to be said that whoever it is needs time. We shit ourselves as soon as we get a bad run of results. Maybe expectations need to settle in the short term.

Happy to discuss.

yeah i've been horrible at picking the managers too, i was all hot for roberto, ronald, marco and carlo!  honestly at this point i feel nihilistic, don't even care who they appoint becauase we'll probably be 10th again.

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41 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

Ferguson said himself that he couldn't do the job, it was too stressful for him. And, there was nothing technical about what he did. He just fired them up and sent them out there. It worked at first but it had run it's course by the time his stint was over. It was shown against United that you need more than fire in the belly. 

Ferguson would not be right at all imo. It would be a disaster and there'd be no coming back from it for him if it went as wrong as would be likely.

I know you don't rate Duncan Mark, but there's nothing to say he'll still be there anyway, cos when the new manager comes in he might want his own people.

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Is Conte still available?

Throw a few of Usamov’s kitchen sinks at him.

 

Also put Joachim Löw on the list of blank cheque offers.

 

Or perhaps a swap deal to be announced as we welcome Zidane  to Everton.

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5 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

This thread is hurting my soul :lol:.

What I will say is that Brands has an enormous job on his hands with this. While he needs to be careful with making this decision, he also can't let it drag on and on because the new manager (whoever that ends up being) needs time to bring his players in and get them bedded in. Also, there's no doubt that Moshiri and Kenwright will both be trying to muscle in and stick an oar (or 5!) into the process.

I think we almost need to look at this process in a different way. We have a DoF now. The players shouldnt be changing with every manager. The manager should be brought in to compliment the players we have. 

As an example, as we move forward the two recent signings we are likely to have problems with are going to be James and Allan whilst Doucoure and Godfrey are likely to be solid. Niels is a question mark at the moment but I suspect that under a nee manager we will see more of him. 

Brands is the one with the vision and more importantly the experience so I just hope the owners utilise that. After all he somehow managed to get Cocu to win the league with PSV! 

2 hours ago, Bill said:

Carlo Ancellotti, Marco Silva, Ronald Koeman, Roberto Martinez, we've tried them all and they've failed.

Time to go back to basics, like Hafnia said Everton is a good job for the young ambitious manager so who is in the running. ?  There are too numerous to name so I'm just going to put one forward. The only unbeaten manager in Evertons long history ..... Duncan Ferguson.

Called on in an emergency and took charge  for 3 very difficult premier league games ... (Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal) and a caribou cup game against Leicester.  Won 1 Drawn 3.

Was there ever a better feeling for the Fans than to see Duncan racing up and down the touchline hugging the Ball Boys when they beat Chelsea 3-1, and have the players ever given as much for any other Manager as the did for Duncan. Goodison Park was bouncing like its not bounced before, or since.

This suggestion will probably be laughed at by a lot of people, but the Club itself is becoming a laughing stock to the rest of football, we've tried the so called best, now let's try the rest.

I would love to see the experiment but I don't see it happening or ending well if I am honest. 

The Chelsea game was something else. I think there was more to him tactically than is given credit for but it was all very much back to basics and hard graft. I don't know how that plays out over a season. 

9 minutes ago, DavisJD said:

Is Conte still available?

Throw a few of Usamov’s kitchen sinks at him.

With Conte I just feel that we will be in this position again in 12-18 months time. 

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Looks like were opening talks with nuno today according to myers. He also says David Moyes is also a 'front runner'. 

Would Moyes leave WHU for a return to Goodison? Possibly. An agreement wasn't reached for him to extend his stay the first time round at WHU but its u clear if that was his or the clubs decision, my guess is the clubs. Moyes doesn't have to be loyal to his current employer. 

I'm not sure who I prefer out of those two. Im not sure Nuno would be the right choice considering our current starting XI, and Moyes is another excuse to build and I have no doubt if he did come here it would be for at least the next 3 seasons. 

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25 minutes ago, Newty82 said:

Nuno is maybe the most realistic option. I've always thought he did a good job at Wolves, enjoyable to watch, he came across well. What would the objections be to this man?

It seemed to me that when he had his full-strength side, able to play the 3-4-3 that worked so well for them, they were a damn good team. But when they had a few injuries (Jimenez the biggest) and had to switch formations, they seemed totally inept. 

Makes me a bit worried to see a manager unable to cope with circumstances and still get the team to perform

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5 minutes ago, dunlopp9987 said:

It seemed to me that when he had his full-strength side, able to play the 3-4-3 that worked so well for them, they were a damn good team. But when they had a few injuries (Jimenez the biggest) and had to switch formations, they seemed totally inept. 

Makes me a bit worried to see a manager unable to cope with circumstances and still get the team to perform

Playing devil's advocate here...you mean like Carlo Ancelotti, one of the finest in world football, also couldn't do with us?

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1 hour ago, Bill said:

I know you don't rate Duncan Mark, but there's nothing to say he'll still be there anyway, cos when the new manager comes in he might want his own people.

I'd be fine with it if he wasn't kept around, but there's a difference between being let go in that way and fucking things up as the manager and being thrown out of the club on his ear.

27 minutes ago, Cornish Steve said:

I can't believe that David Moyes is being mentioned.

Kenwright. It's as simple as that.

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5 hours ago, Palfy said:

I don’t know I think having the Belgium job has opened up eyes to the importance of a balanced team. Yes he still probably advocates a more attack minded style of football, which would be great because isn’t that what we all thought was missing from Ancelotti’s play, and he was meant to of been addressing that this window. 

I’ve since heard him on Jamie Carraghers podcast, doesn’t seem to have changed one bit to be fair. Though I’d give him the benefit of the doubt. 

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3 minutes ago, StevO said:

I’ve since heard him on Jamie Carraghers podcast, doesn’t seem to have changed one bit to be fair. Though I’d give him the benefit of the doubt. 

I'd take Roberto Martinez over a lot of the names that have been thrown about, but I'd still have major reservations as I can remember what our football was like towards the back end of his tenure and can also remember (more clearly) how toxic Goodison was in his final chapter too.

To put on record, I would take him over Nuno Santo too.

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What is the fascination with going back to something we've had before? It's bewildering. May as well throw Marco Silva in the mix too.

Evertonians living in the past is embarrassing.

If we bring Moyes back in particular then I will not be making use of my season ticket next season. I don't care how much I've missed going.

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1 hour ago, dunlopp9987 said:

It seemed to me that when he had his full-strength side, able to play the 3-4-3 that worked so well for them, they were a damn good team. But when they had a few injuries (Jimenez the biggest) and had to switch formations, they seemed totally inept. 

Makes me a bit worried to see a manager unable to cope with circumstances and still get the team to perform

This for me too, with Jimenez he got them Europa league and 7th place.  He got them to the quarterfinals.  We have DCL who isn’t like for like but is a goal scorer.  But like you said, it all kinda fell apart from there.  Also they sold Diogo Jota, not sure why (did he not fit in, or they just needed the money?)  one other thing is maybe he could get the Brazilian/Portuguese contingent playing better, real stretch there but maybe he gets them culturally/language wise more.  Shot in the dark.

 

Id be more excited about Nuno than Howe, but like most have said it’s not a  super exciting appointment.

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1 hour ago, Newty82 said:

Nuno is maybe the most realistic option. I've always thought he did a good job at Wolves, enjoyable to watch, he came across well. What would the objections be to this man?

 

14 minutes ago, Zoo 2.0 said:

Sky reporting that we've opened talks with Nuno Santo, just such a mediocre appointment and a name that makes me feel how I did when we signed Marco Silva. It just seems like a cheap and easy option and not someone that I'm overly excited about.

I am in the Zoo camp about Nuno.

Dont get me wrong, he would be a very solid manager and I am sure we would consistently be there or thereabouts. 

For me though he is a manager that sets his side up to be tough to beat and I don't think they are a particularly entertaining side. He knows that and that is why this season he tried to do something a little different and it didnt work out. Selling one star and having the other struck down by injury would be like us losing Dom and Richarlison at the same time for a long spell but I just found they didnt look the same side in midfield or at the back. 

Maybe a bit of solid is just what we need now. It isnt a signing I would be excited about.

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18 hours ago, Cornish Steve said:

Truth be told, he's mine, too, but the reaction would be mixed, for sure. His first season here was truly excellent, and we played great football with average players.

If we got Moyes back first to sort the defence  out then it might work for a few months before we started leaking goals again and started achieving ‘phenomenal’ thrashings at Analfield 

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13 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

What is the fascination with going back to something we've had before? It's bewildering. May as well throw Marco Silva in the mix too.

Evertonians living in the past is embarrassing.

If we bring Moyes back in particular then I will not be making use of my season ticket next season. I don't care how much I've missed going.

Come on Romey that's BS and you know it. Moyes has the best record since Kendall and Roberto set the PL points record. They have a proven track record of success here. Failure too granted, but success is important. Marco Silva is a bum. 

Hiring a manager for 2nd time isn't living in the past, it is analyzing the situation and trying to figure out who is best. We all have different opinions on who that should be but living in the past has nothing to do with it. If i recall correctly Kendall did ok the 2nd time around? Real Madrid the biggest club in the world who could have the pick of the litter just 'recycled' with Carlo. Had Zidane twice as well. Jose won titles in two different spells at Chelsea. It is possible to be successful the 2nd time around. 

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7 minutes ago, AlbanyNYToffee said:

Come on Romey that's BS and you know it. Moyes has the best record since Kendall and Roberto set the PL points record. They have a proven track record of success here. Failure too granted, but success is important. Marco Silva is a bum. 

Hiring a manager for 2nd time isn't living in the past, it is analyzing the situation and trying to figure out who is best. We all have different opinions on who that should be but living in the past has nothing to do with it. If i recall correctly Kendall did ok the 2nd time around? Real Madrid the biggest club in the world who could have the pick of the litter just 'recycled' with Carlo. Had Zidane twice as well. Jose won titles in two different spells at Chelsea. It is possible to be successful the 2nd time around. 

It’s not BS at all.

Martinez’ first season was fantastic, I really thought we were on to something. But for two years after that is was fucking atrocious. I was bored out of my mind watching us play because the attack went to absolute shit. Not only that, though, but we couldn’t defend either so we couldn’t score and we couldn’t stop conceding. Lovely. Yes, I can totally see the appeal of going back there.

Moyes stayed too long the first time. He should have been gone a year or two before he shit on us. And shit on us he did - he knew United wanted him and let his contract run down meaning we got fuck all compensation for him. Then he carried on shitting on us by being involved in the insulting bid for Baines and Fellaini and then acted like the big I am over it all. Oh and then he called Everton fans a disgrace. This is without bringing his shambolic record against the top sides in his tenure here.

By all means, though, let’s consider these two stellar candidates for the job. It makes perfect sense. 

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57 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

What is the fascination with going back to something we've had before? It's bewildering. May as well throw Marco Silva in the mix too.

Evertonians living in the past is embarrassing.

If we bring Moyes back in particular then I will not be making use of my season ticket next season. I don't care how much I've missed going.

Dibs!

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After Silva went I would have had no objection at all to Rafa. He's won things, still has a house on Merseyside and gets the city. Of course he has history but I reckon he'd rise to the challenge to turn things around at the club and attract potential signings. Potter wouldn't and I'm not keen on the idea of Nuno.

Just read somewhere that Wolves have been sounding Rafa out.

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28 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

It’s not BS at all.

Martinez’ first season was fantastic, I really thought we were on to something. But for two years after that is was fucking atrocious. I was bored out of my mind watching us play because the attack went to absolute shit. Not only that, though, but we couldn’t defend either so we couldn’t score and we couldn’t stop conceding. Lovely. Yes, I can totally see the appeal of going back there.

Moyes stayed too long the first time. He should have been gone a year or two before he shit on us. And shit on us he did - he knew United wanted him and let his contract run down meaning we got fuck all compensation for him. Then he carried on shitting on us by being involved in the insulting bid for Baines and Fellaini and then acted like the big I am over it all. Oh and then he called Everton fans a disgrace. This is without bringing his shambolic record against the top sides in his tenure here.

By all means, though, let’s consider these two stellar candidates for the job. It makes perfect sense. 

No need to go down an extended rabbit hole here. I guess it's a matter of perspective and while I agree with some of what you said above overall I feel that a DoF and more funds could help Moyes (or Roberto) be successful. 

On Moyes I don't see it the same way as you in terms of contracts, bids and the like. And if we're going to say Moyes called Everton fans a disgrace we're going to have to trust every fan's first-hand accounts of private interactions. No thanks. 

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2 minutes ago, Bill said:

Doesn't matter who it is that comes in half will say its a good appointment and half will say its shit, nobody can be loved by everybody, but everybody can be loved by somebody. 😆

Tbf, Carlo had pretty much universal support when he was appointed. He just turned out to be an arsehole. 

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6 hours ago, Bill said:

Carlo Ancellotti, Marco Silva, Ronald Koeman, Roberto Martinez, we've tried them all and they've failed.

Time to go back to basics, like Hafnia said Everton is a good job for the young ambitious manager so who is in the running. ?  There are too numerous to name so I'm just going to put one forward. The only unbeaten manager in Evertons long history ..... Duncan Ferguson.

Called on in an emergency and took charge  for 3 very difficult premier league games ... (Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal) and a caribou cup game against Leicester.  Won 1 Drawn 3.

Was there ever a better feeling for the Fans than to see Duncan racing up and down the touchline hugging the Ball Boys when they beat Chelsea 3-1, and have the players ever given as much for any other Manager as the did for Duncan. Goodison Park was bouncing like its not bounced before, or since.

This suggestion will probably be laughed at by a lot of people, but the Club itself is becoming a laughing stock to the rest of football, we've tried the so called best, now let's try the rest.

Poetry to my ears Bill I love big Dunc and all he stands for and believes in, it’s convincing Moshiri of the same and I honestly don’t think he will listen. 

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1 hour ago, Romey 1878 said:

What is the fascination with going back to something we've had before? It's bewildering. May as well throw Marco Silva in the mix too.

Evertonians living in the past is embarrassing.

If we bring Moyes back in particular then I will not be making use of my season ticket next season. I don't care how much I've missed going.

Returning managers or talk of seems to be the theme for 21/22 season, Carlo going back to Madrid talk of Poch going back to Spurs and Moyes coming back here, didn’t do olly to bad for his second stint at Utd. 
At least we could sing the return of the Moyes to the tune return of the Mac. And his second stint at WHU isn’t going to bad. 

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1 hour ago, Zoo 2.0 said:

I'd take Roberto Martinez over a lot of the names that have been thrown about, but I'd still have major reservations as I can remember what our football was like towards the back end of his tenure and can also remember (more clearly) how toxic Goodison was in his final chapter too.

To put on record, I would take him over Nuno Santo too.

It was toxic, because he was our first manager after Moyes. We were not used to the dross we're used to today. In season when we advanced to knock out stages of League Europa, and qualified to the semi-finals of both domestic cups and finishing 12th in the best league in the world while having bang average players and ZERO depth. I think we were very harsh towards him. 

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4 minutes ago, Haiku said:

It was toxic, because he was our first manager after Moyes. We were not used to the dross we're used to today. In season when we advanced to knock out stages of League Europa, and qualified to the semi-finals of both domestic cups and finishing 12th in the best league in the world while having bang average players and ZERO depth. I think we were very harsh towards him. 

Hope you're on the wind up there, the football was diabolical in the games after the first season and he should have gone sooner - it's not going over the top to suggest that we were heading straight for relegation, in fact I remember the game against QPR being something of a six pointer because both sides were desperate for a win. 

The fact that I would have Martinez over Santo doesn't mean I want either, just that I think the latter would be even more of a disaster.

@Romey 1878 in his earlier post sums up exactly my thoughts on the matter.

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1 hour ago, Gwlad all over said:

After Silva went I would have had no objection at all to Rafa. He's won things, still has a house on Merseyside and gets the city. Of course he has history but I reckon he'd rise to the challenge to turn things around at the club and attract potential signings. Potter wouldn't and I'm not keen on the idea of Nuno.

Just read somewhere that Wolves have been sounding Rafa out.

Wolves have Lage or whatever sown up.

1 hour ago, Gwlad all over said:

The more I think about it I reckon he had someone's ear at RM and knew weeks ago that Zidane was on his way out and Perez wanted him back. Results since the Burnley defeat in mid-March were hardly inspiring, he was going through the motions of managing.

And James fucking off before the last game.  Wouldn't be surprised at all that Carlo knew or at least sense he might be on his way.

 

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Happy to take my lumps if it falls apart but I'd at least want Dunc on record now saying he doesn't want the job.  If that's not the case then give him the reigns and get extra insurance for the ball boys.

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16 minutes ago, Zoo 2.0 said:

y r u s0 consheous abowt spe11ng n gramma maik ???

Just have a few ovbiuos things that great, will only ever respond to people I think will take it it the write spurt.

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5 hours ago, dunlopp9987 said:

It seemed to me that when he had his full-strength side, able to play the 3-4-3 that worked so well for them, they were a damn good team. But when they had a few injuries (Jimenez the biggest) and had to switch formations, they seemed totally inept. 

Makes me a bit worried to see a manager unable to cope with circumstances and still get the team to perform

Bit like Carlo?

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5 hours ago, Newty82 said:

Playing devil's advocate here...you mean like Carlo Ancelotti, one of the finest in world football, also couldn't do with us?

Sorry, didn’t see this when I posted. You got there first haha.

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