Sam Allardyce has claimed on Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast show on TalkSPORT (Tuesday, 8:25am) that AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe could be tempted with a move to Everton to replace Marco Silva as manager.
Howe, 41, has taken Bournemouth from the lowly depths of the Football League to a strong mid-table side in the Premier League. He has taken charge of 426 matches for Bournemoouth, winning 187 games.
Marco Silva, meanwhile, is underperforming as Everton manager. The Portuguese boss spent plenty of money in the summer, again, on the likes of Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Moise Kean, Alex Iwobi and more.
However, Everton sit in the relegation zone, winning just two of his eight league games. Silva is dangerously flirting with the sack at Goodison Park, and Allardyce suggested Howe as his replacement – given Howe is an Everton fan (Liverpool Echo).
TBR’s view – Eddie Howe to Everton?
The expectation from Everton fans is far beyond what the current squad is capable of achieving. The Toffees have overspent on a number of mediocre players, and Silva is folding under the pressure to make Everton a challenger for the top six.
Everton need a change. Howe could be that man, but Howe will look at the managers since David Moyes and how all have failed. It is clear that Everton fans want too much, and that pressure is too great for the likes of Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce.
It may even tempt Howe into avoiding the team he supported as a boy.