Everton are interested in River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo after the club’s hierarchy reached an agreement that their next manager needs to be experienced, according to a report from the Daily Mirror.
The Toffees appear to be wasting little time in their search for Marco Silva’s successor. Duncan Ferguson has taken some of the pressure off of the club by overseeing a fantastic win over Chelsea on Saturday.
A number of names have been linked with the role. And the Daily Mirror reports that Gallardo is a target having become the most successful manager in River Plate’s history. He only took over in 2014.
The Mirror adds that Gallardo – who is regarded as South America’s Pep Guardiola – could become a free agent in the coming days. He is out of contract next week and has informed the board that he will make a decision on his future after their cup final on Friday.
It is also being reported by the Mirror that Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright have agreed with Brands that Silva’s successor must be experienced.
Gallardo looks to have the potential to be an incredibly exciting appointment. So Everton fans would be forgiven for looking out for a decision regarding his River Plate future.
There may be some who are concerned about the interest in the 43-year-old. He is yet to manage in Europe, and some Toffees supporters may be concerned about how he will adapt.
But his managerial career to date suggests that he could be an inspired option for Everton.