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Report: Everton eyeing 48-year-old manager with nine trophies, dreams of Premier League

The search for the next Everton manager is underway in wake of Carlo Ancelotti’s departure from Goodison Park.

The 61-year-old, who had three years left on his Toffees contract, has rejoined Real Madrid.

On Tuesday, The Athletic led with speculation over Ancelotti’s Everton future.

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They also named a number of managers that they felt the Blues would be looking at as his replacement.

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One of those is Paulo Fonseca, formerly of Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto and Roma.

Paulo Fonseca’s managerial career

The Portuguese, 48, joined the Giallorossi in the summer of 2019, joining from Shakhtar Donetsk.

He won the Ukrainian league and cup double in all three seasons with them, plus a Ukrainian Super Cup.

Fonseca previously enjoyed spells at Sporting Braga, Pacos Ferreira and Porto.

He has nine trophies to his name – seven with Shakhtar, a Portuguese Cup with Braga, and a Portuguese Super Cup with Porto.

Jose Mourinho, who Tottenham sacked in April, has succeeded Fonseca at Roma.

Premier League dream

Back in October 2017, when Fonseca’s Shakhtar were shining in the Champions League, the manager – then linked with Everton – gave an interview to The Telegraph.


“All coaches want to go to England and I am one,” said Fonseca.

“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.”

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Fonseca seems to tick a lot of boxes for Everton.

He’s a young manager whose style of play is aesthetically pleasing and efficient.

Fonseca is also eager to develop individual players and make the most of his current resources.

In addition, he has a track record in winning silverware, with nine trophies on his CV.

Definitely a good shout as the potential next Everton manager.

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