Football By Joe Crilly

History Shows Everton Will Take Their Time But Unsworth Is Favourite

Everton’s recent history shows that when they get rid of a manager, they tend to perform due diligence until they get the right man for the job – perhaps suggesting that while David Unsworth is currently 2/1 for the job, there may well be a few twists and turns in this particular betting market.


Back in 2013, after David Moyes left Everton to become Manchester United manager, William Hill accepted £156,000 worth of wagers (the most money ever staked on a next manager market) on numerous different candidates over the course of the summer, seeing Alan Stubbs, Phil Neville, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Neil Lennon and Ralf Rangnick hit favouritism before Martinez bagged the job. Three years later, there were only two favourites (Frank de Boer and Ronald Koeman) but the market was open for a full month with significant gambles on Unai Emery, Mark Hughes and Eddie Howe.


“The Everton board have taken their time in appointing the previous two managers and it would not be a surprise to see that happen again,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Unsworth heads the betting at the moment but he is not a clear favourite with a number of other contenders all at single figure prices including Sean Dyche, Thomas Tuchel, Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva.”


Next permanent Everton manager: 2/1 David Unsworth; 3/1 Sean Dyche; 4/1 Tomas Tuchel; 6/1 Sam Allardyce; 8/1 Marco Silva; 10/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 10/1 David Moyes; 20/1 BAR