A host of names have been linked with the Everton job in the wake of Carlo Ancelotti’s departure.

Former managers David Moyes and Roberto Martinez have been in the frame.

Now a bizarre report by Sky Sports has thrown another former Toffees boss into the mix.

Marco Silva – the man Ancelotti replaced in the Goodison Park dugout.

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He has been out of work since his sacking in December 2019. There are no reasons given in the report to suggest why Everton would want him back.

You can make the case for Moyes or Martinez in a roundabout way.

Moyes was hugely successful at Everton, and at that time, it felt like all he needed was the ability to invest in the squad and he’d do well. The money is there now.

Martinez played decent football and has since gone on to manage Belgium to the top of the world rankings.

But Silva doesn’t have that going for him and his Everton reign was drifting at the time of his sacking.

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Nuno and Moyes the front-runners

The report claims that Moyes is one of two front-runners for the job. He has not yet signed a new contract at West Ham.

That said, he did take them into the Europa League and their squad looks better suited to his demands than Everton’s.

The other favourite is Nuno Espirito Santo, who recently left Wolves.

Talks are reportedly due to take place with the Portuguese, who oversaw huge progress at Molineux across four seasons.

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