Paulo Fonseca v Marco Silva: ‘Portuguese coach close Everton deal’

Everton’s next manager

The search for the successor to Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park has been a shambles.

Everton fans are pointing fingers at Bill Kenwright, Farhad Moshiri and Steve Walsh as their season goes down the toilet.

While Romelu Lukaku left for Man United, Everton spend 170 million pounds last summer. After 13 rounds of the season, they are fifth bottom of the Premier League  and starring a relegation battle in the face.

David Unsworth has only won once of seven matches in charge.

Everton has shipped nine goals in two matches, and at least two goals in their nine matches. That’s relegation form.

Paulo Fonseca v Marco Silva

It’s been well documented that Everton tried to sign Watford manager Marco Silva.

But Watford rebuffed all of Everton’s advances, as Silva has no exit clause in his Hornets deal.

Yet, according to the Portuguese press on Tuesday afternoon, a Portuguese manager is poised to sign on at Goodison Park.

That man is Shakhtar Donetsk’s Paulo Fonseca. The 44-year-old is only under contract with the Ukrainians until the end of the season.

According to O Jogo, Paulo Fonseca is in negotiations with Everton, and he’s “close to joining English football”.

Talks between the parties are at “and advanced stage” and an official agreement can be made “soon”.

Regarding compensation, O Jogo say Everton will have to pay Shakhtar the remainder of Fonseca’s contract with them. It’s unclear how much that totals.

Everton v West Ham

Two of the worst teams in the Premier League right now face off at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.

Will the loser be relegated to the Championship this season?

Everton can’t defend while West Ham are yet to win since David Moyes’ appointment.

Also see: Everton vs West Ham predictions: Premier League preview, line-ups & football betting tips.

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