It's time for a new face
Everton needs to take a bold step in choosing new manager
It’s typically Everton to fire their manager in the middle of the transfer window after allowing him to make three deals.
While the merits of the deals will be discussed and argued about for quite some time yet. The Everton board and majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri have a huge decision to make on who will be the next Everton manager.
There’s no surprise that some familiar names pop-up: Roberto Martinez, Frank Lampard, and Graham Potter. A number of fans want Duncan Ferguson, but there are legitimate questions about how long his fiery brand of motivation can carry the team.
Normally, as a manager careened from defeat to defeat with abject performances on the pitch, the club’s hierarchy would have had replacements in mind and perhaps already been reaching out to them on the down-low.
Of course, this is Everton and it’s possible nobody knows what to do until a certain semi-agent tells them who to hire.
This is not the time for Everton to take a look at the re-cycle bin of managers.
Everton’s board needs to take a bold step and hire Wayne Rooney. He’s done a good job at Derby in incredibly difficult circumstances. And while the Blues are in dire straits things are not as bad as they are at Derby.
Rooney has had a good apprenticeship playing under David Moyes and Alex Ferguson. Sometimes great players don’t always become good managers because they can’t always relate to players with less ability. Rooney has shown he doesn’t suffer from that while managing at Derby.
Finally, history tells us and all Evertonians should know their history, the Blues win trophies with managers who are old boys. Catterick, Kendall and Royle were all fairly young when they won trophies. Rooney is 36, Kendall was 38 for example.
It’s an easy decision to recycle a manager, but it’s not the right one for Everton.