16 Jan 2022 17:32:56
Hi ed002, hope you are well mate. I know it's very early but who do you see the board looking to appoint as the next manager? Or will we see Dunc take charge til the end of the season? Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - At this time there is no agrred replacement and no clear understanding of the way forward. I would expect Duncan Ferguson to take control of the games with whatever help he needs until the longer-term solution is resolved. Advice will continue to be taken and I really don't know what the solution will be. What I suspect is that folks of the following ilk will be considered - but it is for now speculation on my part and I have not spoken with any body. And you need to consider that with Brands gone the issue is much larger than simply replacing the coach - they need to look at the structure. Bring in a coach and the a Director of Football and then 12 months down the road is is happening again. Or do they trust the RB replacement like they trusted him - sort out the team, the coaching staff and the transfers - whilst "trusted advisors" have morning coffee with the owner in Monter Carlo? New Coach without my speaking to anyone:
Paulo Fonseca (C) Everton would need to work hard to convince him but it would be a coup if they could get him. History of not being a progressive club and struggles with coaches may make him think twice. Everton considered him when replacing Koeman. The best possible option if it can be done, and available immediately. If he is not first choice he should be.
Roberto Martinez (C) there will be some very strong support for Martinez but in all probability he won't be available until the end of 2022 when the World Cup is completed. If he departs early then Everton woulkd likely need to give a lengthy deal to him. To me, unlikely.
Nuno Espirito Santo (C) Available and cannot be discounted - I know someone who will be trying to push him to the front of the queue.
Frank Lampard (C) Attractive as he will bring academy players through, but I expect the fans would not make him welcome and that would make it too difficult for him to consider the job.
Kasper Hjulmand (C) Recommended to the owner by a "trusted advisor" to replace Marco Silva but advice was ignored - and has now shown with the Danish national side how good he is. Won't leave to join Everton as he won't be available until the end of 2022 when the World Cup is completed.
Lucien Favre (C) Rejected the chance to joining Crystal Palace and would likely do the same if Everton were to enquire. At his age he would not want a long-term project and is more likely going to be a stop gap where needed in the Bundesliga.
The wildcard options:
Niko Kovac (C) Could be approached but it seems very unlikely he would be interested. I could also see a huge clash of characters with someone at the club.
Wayne Rooney (C) Makes zero sense to me and those that will be advising will not want to simply placate the fans to have an ex-player step in.
Duncan Ferguson (C) An interim solution - would not provide a good medium or long-term solution.}

1.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 19:38:56
The martinez train is gathering an awful lot of steam. Need a very good defensive coach along side him.

The Danish coach is highly regarded but very little chance until after World Cup.

2.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 19:32:31
Thanks Ed fingers crossed for fonseca then but knowing Everton it could be a manager that’s least suited to our needs and probably cost a arm and a leg.

3.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 20:37:35
Thanks for a good summary Ed, it is like a revolving door the Managers job, year after year same end product, I would prefer we went down a different rout and try something different, try Duncan Ferguson on a Month to Month basis, if results improve keep him there until the end of the season.

Rooney took his first job at Derby, with no experience in Management, but is doing a decent job, so why not give Ferguson time before pressing the panic button, and bringing yet another Manager in.

More Managers will be available in the Summer, we could then take time to access whether things have improved second half of the season before jumping straight in again now.

4.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 20:46:35
Ed02 do you think there is any chance of David Moyes returning? With him having years with us maybe he feels unfinished business and like to come back. I know West Ham are in a better place than we are as a club and a team but maybe he has a bit of emotion to come back to a club he spent years at which he had some good memories.
How much has rafas sacking effected Everton’s FFP situation?

5.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 21:27:10
STB, we may take a hit with rafa compo but it won't be as big a hit as if we went down, not that i think it would have happened.

Just like the last 6 times in 6 years, we need to get behind the new manager and support our club. but. the club need to make the right appointment, which they haven't since moyes came.

6.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 20:17:22
That’s a great update ed002…more than we ever get from the club!

{Ed002's Note - It was very much a brain dump from earlier - I would need to start ringing around to try and refine it.}

7.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 21:08:39
Ed002 any particular reason why you think Rooney would make zero sense and Ferguson would not provide a good medium or long term solution?

{Ed002's Note - Rooney has no experience or knowledge and would no more than pandering to fans. He is all but a half-wit. Ferguson works well and provides the link between the club and those arriving. He is motivated and will help out the team - but he is not an experienced tactician.}

8.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 21:55:19
Fonseca, Martinez both 48 (I think) , either would do for me. Martinez been in the Prem, won FA Cup but took Wigan down. Fonseca Shatkar and Roma, did good stuff, didn't want Spurs *Levy*? Everton *Moshri* (advisors) ? . Think I would just tilt to Roberto!

9.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 22:08:22
Bit harsh that, Ed, on rooney. He obviously has a very good football brain, if not a common sense one.

He'll do well in the management game, maybe not for us but only time will tell.

10.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 21:46:56
Hi Ed, thanks for detailed response, any chance of Potter or Frank?

{Ed002's Note - Rignt now it is not something I can make guesses about - it is where I think the club are now.}

11.) 16 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 22:21:34
Ferguson would work well with a director of football then would you think Ed?

Lampard wouldn’t be my choice as I don’t think he did enough at Chelsea to warrant the (massive) job at Everton. I think he’d be welcomed though if he was the choice of the board. I think he was always given a lot of respect from the terraces when he played against us because he was such a good player - and always scored against us!

{Ed002's Note - The problem is the structure - get a decent Director of Football and then sort it out. Else we have this discussion in a year or so}{

12.) 17 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 23:38:04
Thought ed002 was quite restrained in defining Rooney as just a half wit to be honest geoff.

13.) 17 Jan 2022
17 Jan 2022 01:08:39
Maybe in his private life DFS but he has certainly got an excellent football brain to do what he has done in the game.

14.) 17 Jan 2022
17 Jan 2022 08:21:31
Please not Martinez, . ? . I recall the protests towards the end of his tenure as Everton manager. Nice guy but he just couldn't defend and seemed blind to what was happening on the pitch, everything was amazing in his eyes no matter how bad we were. For me it's big Dunc at least until they find the right guy (surely 8th time lucky)

15.) 17 Jan 2022
16 Jan 2022 23:00:32
Question for Ed002 instead of who for manager who do you think would be good options for DOFs for us?

{Ed002's Note - Marcel Brands. It is difficult to see anyone decent being interested in the job.}

16.) 17 Jan 2022
17 Jan 2022 10:54:55
Could you honestly see Brands coming back?

{Ed002's Note - Of course not.}

17.) 17 Jan 2022
17 Jan 2022 12:01:17
the last 6 appointments were with managers who had reasonable CVs, that hasn't worked at all, our last 15 honours and i'm including charity shields have been won by ex players taking over, its in their blood, so what's another year after the last couple of decades.

18.) 17 Jan 2022
17 Jan 2022 12:02:43
rather have rooney than go back to bobby brown shoes.

19.) 17 Jan 2022
17 Jan 2022 19:43:58
We will have whichever no mark gets offered it, they will come for the compensation when they get binned.