Everton manager Marco Silva remains in a job for the time being ahead of tonight’s Merseyside derby at Anfield.
But part of that is likely down to a lack of suitable successors and a tough run of fixtures which would make life difficult for a new manager.
There is perhaps a difference between the types of managers Everton fans feel the club could attract and the ones which are realistic.
Which is likely what journalist Guillem Balague was driving at when he took to Twitter to deny that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone would be coming to Goodison.
Ermmm…. That won't happen https://t.co/t4QOJpbhBt
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) December 4, 2019
Some fans chose to take that in a tongue in cheek way, that he would be coming, perhaps hinting at how quickly things can change.
Others poked fun at their own club, stating that they would expect a manager to come from the Champions League to the lower reaches of the Premier League – where Everton currently are.
Everton need an up-and-coming manager in their current position. They won’t get someone established while they remain outside the top six by such a long way.
putting all my money on Simeone to Everton now
— Gav (@NorthBankGav) December 4, 2019
— Danny Mason (@maseunited) December 4, 2019
You said Sandro would be a good player, like im gonna believe what you say
— Gardantuan JFT96 (@EfcDan15) December 4, 2019
The Ev are at it again aren’t they Guillem?
— Conor (@PulisOfficial) December 4, 2019
Are you his agent?
Or he sent you a text ?
— Inside Life (@BrandLagos) December 4, 2019
Argentine Sean Dyche
— – (@grizigriezmann) December 4, 2019
Pure clickbait in the first place. Any Everton fan with an ounce of common sense will not have fallen for that one. Champions League to relegation battle
— Jonathan Quirk (@jonathan_quirk) December 4, 2019
Bit of a condescending comment, Billy boy!
— Peter Morris (@petermorris1878) December 4, 2019
Must be happening then, chorizo undies
— LC (@LukeC692) December 4, 2019