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Marco Silva will have deja-vu as Jorge Jesus is reportedly lined up as Everton replacement

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Marco Silva will have deja-vu as Jorge Jesus is reportedly lined up as Everton replacement

Everton are interested in the Flamengo boss, according to reports.

Diario de Noticias is reporting that Everton have contacted Pini Zahavi, the agent of Flamengo boss Jorge Jesus,  regarding the Portuguese coach potentially getting the job at Everton. 

Jesus, who recently led Flamengo to the Copa Libertadores title, is said to be open to the move but wants to remain in charge of the Brazilian club until after the Club World Cup next month. 

It means Everton will have to wait to make the appointment if indeed the story proves true. 

For Marco Silva, who is currently under immense pressure in the Everton hotseat, this will be a familiar feeling. 

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Because if Everton do replace Silva with Jesus, it will not be the first time the elder statesmen has replaced his countryman. 

 

In the summer of 2015, Silva was controversially sacked as manager of Sporting Lisbon. He was sacked after a complete breakdown in his relationship with the Sporting board although, officially, it was for not wearing the club suit during a cup clash (as reported by The Mirror). 

Just four days after he was given the boot, Jesus swapped local rivals Benfica for Sporting in one of the most sensational switches in Portuguese football. 

Once again, it appears that Silva could be about to get the chop, with Jesus set to replace him. 

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