By Danny Wright
Former Everton player Phil Neville is interested in filling the managerial vacancy at Goodison Park, according to a report.
BBC Sport claims that Neville is eager to return to his former club after Ronald Koeman was sacked on Monday following a dreadful start to the season.
Neville spent eight years on Merseyside between 2005 and 2013, making well over 200 appearances for the Toffees in the process.
The former England international has never tried his hand at full-time management but has some experience after being put in caretaker charge at non-league side Salford City in 2015.
The 40-year-old pundit’s last job in football was a coaching role at La Liga side Valencia, where he was assistant manager to his brother Gary Neville.
Following Koeman’s sacking on Monday, it was announced that Under-23 boss David Unsworth would take temporary charge of the club in the League Cup clash with Chelsea on Wednesday night.
A number of names have been linked to becoming the next Everton boss with the Mirror reporting that ex-Real Sociedad and Man United boss David Moyes is wanted for a stunning return to the club.
Football Insider Verdict
Everton should really not even think about giving Phil Neville the chance to return to Goodison as a manager, simply because he has no experience at that level. Everton need someone who has been exposed to the top level and there are far better options out there. Of course Neville may be interested in the job, most ex-players who want to make it as a manager would be. However the ex-Man United full-back doesn’t really strike as someone who could come in and instantly earn the respect of the players. The Toffees need someone who can walk into the dressing room, instantly win over the squad and ultimately make some big decisions with regards to team selection.