By Danny Wright
RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick is the new favourite to become the next permanent Everton manager, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
SkyBet have Rangnick, 59, priced at 2/1 to be Ronald Koeman’s successor at Goodison and he has emerged in leading contention after the the odds for Marco Silva to move to Merseyside drifted.
The Watford boss is now the 9/4 second favourite to fill the Everton vacancy after being the favourite for a good few weeks.
It seems that Silva’s odds have started to drift after Sky Sports reported that Everton had come to agreement with Watford to stop pursuing the Portuguese boss due to a number of rejected approaches.
The Daily Mail has since claimed that the Toffees’ majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has set his sights on RB Leipzig senior figure Rangnick, who had previously been interviewed by the Merseyside club prior to Roberto Martinez’s appointment in 2013.
Everton have failed to show any improvement under current caretaker boss David Unsworth since Koeman was axed last month.
The regular Under-23s boss has won just one of six games at the helm and despite overseeing the 5-1 humiliation against Atalanta on Thursday night, he remains third favourite at 4/1.
Former England and Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce (7/1) and ex-Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal (8/1) are also still in the running with the bookies.