Report: Everton chief eyes ambitious move for one of top flight title winning senior duo
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is eyeing up an ambitious move for either former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique or Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone to replace Sam Allardyce at the helm, according to a report.
The Daily Star claim on their website that the Toffees are already seeking out a new, dynamic manager despite only having appointed the former England coach back in November, having been chosen to take the place of Ronald Koeman in a bid to rescue their season after a slow start.
Having helped the club rise from the relegation zone into ninth, it is said that Moshiri is weighing up whether to axe Allardyce before the end of his current contract, which expires in the summer of 2019, as he looks for an exciting appointment.
Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca is reportedly among those on the shortlist, having been a target to replace Koeman, and his is said to be joined by La Liga winning coaches Enrique and Simeone, either of which would be a real coup were they to arrive on Merseyside.
The Argentine, who won Spain’s top flight title in 2014, has a contract which runs until 2020, having agreed to new terms last year, while two-time La Liga and one-time Champions League winner Enrique is a free agent after leaving Barcelona last the summer, but has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea.
In other Everton news, the agent of one of the Toffees’ attacking targets has confirmed transfer interest in his client.