'Another midtable season': Some Everton fans gutted by reported interest in 'Marco Silva 2.0'
The search for the next Everton boss is under way in wake of Carlo Ancelotti’s departure.
The Italian’s move to Real Madrid earlier this week shocked the Toffees fanbase.
Despite having three years left on his contract, Ancelotti opted to return to the Bernabeu.
On Tuesday, The Athletic led with speculation over Ancelotti’s Everton future.
They also named a number of managers that they felt the Toffees would be targeting as his replacement.
One of those is Paulo Fonseca, formerly of Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto and Roma.
The 48-year-old is currently a free agent after leaving the Giallorossi upon the expiry of his contract.
Fonseca enjoyed a fruitful spell at Shakhtar prior to his move to Roma in 2019,
He won the Ukrainian league and cup double in all three seasons at their helm, plus a Ukrainian Super Cup.
Fonseca previously enjoyed spells at Sporting Braga, Pacos Ferreira and Porto, and has nine trophies to his name.
Indeed, the Portuguese was on Everton’s radar three years ago, but the Toffees opted for Marco Silva instead.
However, Some Evertonians don’t seem overly keen on bringing Fonseca to Goodison Park:
Back in October 2017, Fonseca gave an interview to The Telegraph in which he spoke of his Premier League dream.
“All coaches want to go to England and I am one,” he said.
“I have this dream and I believe this can happen. I believe a lot this can happen. If it’s soon or not, I have this dream.
“I have a big, big passion about the game and the atmosphere in England is amazing. I hope one day to live it. It’s the biggest league in the world.
“For any coach, to work in England can be amazing. You have the best coaches and the best players.”
Could he realise his dream and become the next Everton boss?
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