Former Brighton and Watford boss Oscar Garcia could potentially emerge as a “shock” candidate for the Everton vacancy, according to a report.
The Argus claims that the Toffees have sounded out Garcia, 44, after he quit French Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne earlier this month and that he now could be among the contenders to replace Ronald Koeman in the Goodison Park hotseat.
Garcia left Saint-Etienne on November 15 just five months into the job despite overseeing a decent start to the Ligue 1 season, leaving them while they were sixth in the standings.
However he was at the reins when Les Verts were hammered 5-0 by their bitter local rivals Lyon on home soil, and that may be what saw him to quit his post.
Many names have been linked with the Everton managerial vacancy after Koeman was axed in October.
Sam Allardyce, Marco Silva, Paulo Fonseca and Martin O’Neill have all been linked with a move to Goodison Park, but it now seems that Spanish boss Garcia could join what seems to be an ever-growing list.
Football Insider Verdict
Garcia has had mixed fortunes in his time in management and he doesn’t seem to be the best of the bunch when compared to the other candidates. It seems that the Toffees board may want a long-term solution, but Garcia is anything but that, as he has hailed to hold down a single job for more than two years in his career. He has spent less than a year with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Watford and now Saint-Etienne, while his time at Brighton was also short. Everton need stability and there’s one man who sticks out like a sore thumb for being able to do that – Sam Allardyce. Big Sam is exactly what the Toffees need in their hour of need.