Next Everton manager: Enquiry made for Premier League winner
Antonio Conte is amongst a host of names Everton have made enquiries about as they look for their next manager, according to a report from The Telegraph.
The Toffees are still on the hunt for Carlo Ancelotti’s successor at Goodison Park.
Several figures have been linked with the post. Roberto Martinez, David Moyes and Frank Lampard are amongst those who are reportedly under consideration.
Of course, Everton are going to struggle to find a name with the stature of Ancelotti.
But perhaps, they are about to give it a good go.
According to The Telegraph, Conte is one of the managers they have enquired about informally. Graham Potter has received a similar level of attention.
Nuno Espirito Santo meanwhile, remains on their radar. He remains a free agent after a potential move to Crystal Palace fell through.
Of course, Conte had already looked destined to return to the Premier League this summer.
He was heavily linked with the Spurs job. However, those talks fell through.
Conte a marquee name, but may be gamble as Everton look for next manager
Conte is a huge name. Like Ancelotti, he is a Premier League-winning boss. And he has enjoyed a lot of success in Italy.
His Inter Milan side ended Juventus’s dominance this past season, winning Serie A.
Having said that, going after Conte could be deemed a gamble. It has been claimed that talks broke down with Spurs over fears that he would not be backed in the market.
Everton have shown that they are prepared to pay marquee fees. But ideally, they would want a manager who is going to take them towards the top of the mountain and give them the platform to stay there.
Conte would certainly make an impact. But you could understand if supporters became concerned if the informal enquiries lead to anything.
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