A number of former Manchester United figures are being linked with the now vacant Everton job.
Frank Lampard was sacked after less than a year in charge at Goodison Park on Monday, with goal difference alone keeping the Toffees off the bottom of the Premier League, while they’re two points from safety.
As ever when a Premier League manager gets sacked, a whole host of candidates are being linked, and we might have to wait a couple of days before the serious contenders emerge. But the bookmakers already have their favourites, and among them are some former United players and managers.
Listed in the top three favourites is United legend and former Everton striker Wayne Rooney, who is in charge of DC United at present, following a rather turbulent tenure at Derby County. He played 117 times for his boyhood club either side of a 13-stint at Old Trafford. For context, Marcelo Bielsa and Sean Dyche are the other two, both ahead of Rooney, who is 10/1 with SkyBet, in the race.
A little further down in the odds is former Red Devils boss David Moyes, who is battling to keep his job at West Ham United as things stand. Moyes is priced at 20/1 to return to Goodison Park, nearly a decade on from his decision to leave the Merseyside club and replace Sir Alex Ferguson. Meanwhile, former United boss and player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is at 33/1, and he is perhaps the last of the plausible appointments for the Toffees when it comes to former United men.
But Paddy Power list Michael Carrick - now in charge of Middlesbrough - as a left-field option, as well as PSV Eindhoven boss Ruud van Nistelrooy and Roy Keane, who has been out of management for 12 years, at 66/1.