Tony Bellew delivers damning verdict on Everton manager search after shock report emerges
By Danny Wright
Professional boxer and die-hard Everton supporter Tony Bellew has admitted that it’s very rare that Diego Simeone would want to fill the managerial vacancy at Goodison Park.
Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol reported on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri wants the Atletico Madrid manager to replace Ronald Koeman on Merseyside – which is no doubt a massive shock considering he’s widely seen as one of the best managers in European football.
Owner Farhad Moshiri wants Diego Simeone to be Everton manager. Other more realistic targets: Allardyce & Marco Silva or give it to Unsworth
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) November 7, 2017
Although Bellew sees former Argentina international Simeone as also being his No 1 choice to take the job, the hard-punching, former WBC cruiserweight champion admitted that there’s a very slim chance that he would switch Madrid for Merseyside.
“Said from day one he’s the dream appointment! Sadly dreams very rarely come true,” he said on his personal Twitter account after seeing the news on Tuesday.
Said from day 1 he’s the dream appointment! Sadly dreams VERY RARELY come true……. ???????????? https://t.co/cPhCW0k69E
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) November 7, 2017
Everton have been searching for Koeman’s successor for over two weeks now, with Sam Allardyce the nailed-on bookies’ favourites to take the job.
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David Unsworth has won just one of his four games in caretaker charge of the Toffees when they came from behind to beat Watford on Sunday.
The Under-23s boss has helped stopped the rot and move the club out of the relegation zone, but he has also overseen a limp exit from the Europa League with a 3-0 hammering by Lyon in France last week.
After the international break is over, when Everton may have their new boss, the Merseysiders return to action against lowly Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.