Everton have already identified a list of candidates for who they want as their next permanent manager. A list including Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.
Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez took over the Everton job in the summer, following in the footsteps of Carlo Ancelotti who couldn’t turn down a return to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Despite an initially bright start to life in the blue half of Merseyside where Benitez oversaw four wins from the clubs first six games of the Premier League season, results quickly turned sour, leading to a run of one win in 13 league games which culminated in a loss to bottom side Norwich City.
This dismal run of form ultimately cost the Spaniard his job, and many Toffees fans would be right to wonder why the appointment was ever made in the first place considering his history with the clubs arch rivals Liverpool.
Norwich City beat Everton 2-1 on Saturday. A loss which ultimately cost Benitez his job at Goodison Park.
Regardless, Everton have already put themselves into action in taking their next steps of life after Benitez, and have identified a shortlist of five names who they might want to take over on a permanent basis.
It has already been reported by Football Insider that former Evertonian’s Duncan Ferguson and Leighton Baines are set to take over on an interim basis for the game on Saturday against Aston Villa.
However, Sky Sports have revealed Everton’s managerial shortlist, which includes the likes of Premier League legend’s Lampard and Rooney.
? BREAKING: Brighton manager Graham Potter has been added to the list of potential candidates to succeed Rafael Benitez at #EFC. pic.twitter.com/t42AosDai9
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 16, 2022
The other names on the list include Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, highly-rated Brighton manager Graham Potter and former Roma and Lyon manager Rudi Garcia.
Names such as Manchester United legend Rooney seem to be ideal when considering the heart of the club. Rooney…