13 May 2016 09:16:21
All this talk of Koeman for the post just stinks of a lack of ambition. There is only one man for the job that the club should hound if theyvwant to win the league and that is Mourinho. He (the special one) will be the only one to hold on to our star players next season. He also is the best candidate who could attract the really good players that could bring back the league title to the grand old team. One has only to look at Leicester how vital it is to appoint the right manager. Board don't screw this one up. Mourinho would definitely not be a screw up. WHAT DO YOU EDS THINK.

{Ed002's Note - I don't think Mr Mourinho will be managing Everton I am afraid.}

1.) 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 09:49:31
Mourinho is my first choice too.
But if not I'd love Koeman here.
I don't think it stinks of lack of ambition at all. To become a billionaire you surely have to be a shrewd operator.
Personally I think Koeman has the makings of a great Manager.

When you have to sell 9 of what is basically your first team and then still finish 7th is nothing short of a football miracle.
How many Managers would have used that as an excuse to become relegation cannon fodder.
This tells me all I need to know about Koeman, he has the makings of a winner written all over him, and I mean PL winner. You can also sense it in his post match interviews. If they play rubbish he say's so, but even when they win against the so called big clubs he just say's we played ok, he's never really happy.

Yes Mourinho first, but if he thinks he's too good for us then f--k him, get someone who will appreciate us and move us forward. I can't help but think that Koeman will be a PL winner one day, I hope it's with us.

2.) 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 10:11:10
Keep dreaming EmeraldB, no chance mate.

3.) 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 10:27:21

Top post mate, word for word spot on!

4.) 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 10:53:02
Our two most successful managers were Harry Catterick and Howard Kendall.
They were both former Everton players, so had an idea of what the club was about - what, to use modern parlance, was in the club's DNA.
Harry did well at his previous managerial job (Sheffield Wednesday) , but hadn't won a trophy there.
Howard hadn't managed in the top division before managing Everton, but had learnt his trade well.
However, although trophy less, both Harry and Howard had shown enough to impress the Everton board who thankfully saw enough to bring them in. Harry won us trophies, as did Howard of course.
My point is that fans wanting a "winner" to replace RM is understandable - and may even be vital for our club - but in the past it's the manager's ability to handle a club like Everton that's proved important rather than what he's won in previous jobs.
I, for one, am unsure which of the names being touted has that quality, but it's exciting to think what the right man could achieve.

{Ed023's Note - Does Alan Stubbs fit your idea of the new manager?}

5.) 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 11:38:34
Alan Stubbs wouldn't be my first choice, but who's to say he wouldn't turn out to be a s winner like Catterick or Kendall? I thought Roberto Martinez was "the right one, the bright one" so that shows how little I know!
Many fans were upset when Catterick replaced the popular Johnny Carey and others even more angry when Catterick dropped the Golden Vision (Alex Young) from the first team.
Many fans protested against Kendall and issued leaflets (and painted slogans) demanding his sacking.
In both cases, Catterick and Kendall went on to win trophies at Everton.
So many things have to fall into place for a club, a set of players, a manager to be successful. It takes talent, intelligence, hard work and a large dollop of luck to be successful in football and, even with plenty of all of those, there's still no guarantee that success will arrive.
So, as I said, who can be sure which manager is most likely to bring success?
One thing's for sure: whoever it is as manager, there'll be some fans who won't want him and they will be complaining from day one and at every opportunity afterwards.

6.) 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 11:58:43
Sid, I agree with your post for the most part.
The reason I'm hopeful is because of Moshiri. You don't get what he's got without drive and determination.
The one thing we have now is hope, I'd have given anything for this recently.

7.) 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 15:03:27
I don't think Jose would agree to be the Everton manager, but untill he actually says no, then why not? Yes the rumours about him replacing LVG are most probably true, but untill he is at Old Trafford posing with a scarf then technically he is available, we are in danger of being g left behind at present, West Ham United are moving to a 50k seat arena, spurs are building one, LFC have a great manager and in the process of making their stadium bigger, Leicester have just won the league, and Soton look to be building a decent, compete time side, Everton on the other hand, are currently without a manager, star players supposedly looking to leave, no movement on a new stadium, making Jose an offer he can't refuse would raise our profile considerably, be more likely to make our star players hang about, and no doubt attract a higher standard of player, he has won trophies at every team he has taken over, we NEED his type of arrogant winners mentality at everton .

8.) 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 09:46:41
It is extremely unlikely that mourinho will be Everton manager, but not impossible.

9.) 13 May 2016
13 May 2016 18:09:26
Unlikely, but not impossible, Koeman has done well at Soton, but in my opinion he has got a better "team" there than we have at everton and has got 62 points in his 1 season, and between 63 this season with a game remaining, which is good, but I honestly do think he will take us any further than that, yes every manager you hire is a gamble, and if he were to come to us and prove me wrong I would be made up and fully prepared to eat humble pie, but untill Jose has either ruled himself out or is unveiled at another club then I think we should be pursuing like our lives depend on it, we don't get him then at least we tried .