Everton slipped into the relegation zone after a 4-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion. The result, together with the 3-1 loss to Man Utd in FA Cup, piled pressure on Frank Lampard whose sacking seems likely to be a matter of when, not if.
Sean Dyche heads the list of managers set to replace Frank Lampard should he be sacked. Goodison legends Wayne Rooney and Duncan Ferguson are also keen to rescue Everton from relegation. However, David Moyes is believed to be the dark horse.
As the clubs near the midway point, the Toffees are at a low point in their Premier League history, lagging third from the bottom. But that hasn't stopped a number of hopefuls from putting their names forward should the club's board decide to fire Frank Lampard.
Former Burnley manager, Dyche, 51, is interested in the Goodison position and has the necessary Premier League survival experience. Free-agent Dyche has turned down numerous Championship bids while waiting for a top-flight comeback.
Dyche’s former Burnley favorites James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil play for Everton, so if the opportunity arises, they may aid the 'Ginger Mourinho' in settling.
Rooney, a 37-year-old Toffees idol who is back in the US to get ready for DC United's upcoming MLS season, would likewise jump at the chance if the call came through.
Former Everton No. 2 Ferguson, 51, is also eager to re-enlist, but it would be a long shot. He has served as Everton's caretaker manager on a few occasions.
According to Goodison sources, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is respected, but the club may have a difficult time convincing him to move to England given the Bhoys' commanding lead in the Scottish Premiership.
Bill Kenwright, the club's chairman, who brought Moyes to Merseyside more than 20 years ago, loves the West Ham manager. To release Moyes, 59, from the London Stadium, it would cost about £5 million in compensation, but Everton might view that money as money well spent.
The Scot still has warm memories of his time at Goodison, where he initially came up with the term "People's Club." Only in London does he rent, therefore relocating to the north west would be ideal for him.
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