By Danny Wright
Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright are at odds over who they want to be the next Everton manager, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that majority shareholder Moshiri is eager on a big name like Diego Simeone from Atletico Madrid while Toffees chairman Kenwright is in favour of appointing a British manager and Burnley’s Sean Dyche is his top priority.
However it is understood that Everton face the prospect of having to double Dyche’s salary to convince him to switch Turf Moor for Goodison Park.
The report claims that the 46-year-old is currently earning £2million-a-year with Burnley, but the Toffees would have to splash £4million-a-year to get him in.
Everton have been searching for a new manager since Ronald Koeman was sacked nearly three weeks ago and do not appear to be making any progress.
The Mirror claims that short-term fix Sam Allardyce is only interested in a long-term deal while Moshiri still needs convincing that a Brit is the right man for the job.
Football Insider Verdict
Moshiri really is kidding himself if he can bring in Simeone to Everton. The Argentine has been battling for La Liga and Champions League titles with Atletico Madrid and there’s no way he’d leave that for a Premier League relegation battle for a team that won’t even be in the Europa League knock-out stages after Christmas. Dyche has done wonders at Burnley and has perhaps taken them as far as they can go so it would be natural for him to leave them at this stage. Moshiri seems concerned that he won’t be able to attract the big names in the transfer market, but if that’s the case, why sack Koeman when there wasn’t anyone else of his reputation available?