Marco Silva looks set to find out about his future at the club today after yet another disappointing result at the weekend. Everton gave away a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at Leicester City, meaning they are currently one place outside the relegation zone. The man who has reportedly been lined up as a replacement for Silva is Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. The Mirror reports that Everton’s hierarchy have decided on Howe for the job, after scrapping plans to rehire David Moyes.
But there have been plenty of neutrals, and indeed Bournemouth fans, wondering if Howe would abandon his Dean Court project to take over at Goodison Park.
The good news for Everton fans, is that he surely would.
First of all, there is the fact that Howe is a well-publicised boyhood Everton fan. Undoubtedly, from a young age, it would have been a dream of his to work for the club.
Secondly, there are the financial implications. Everton are likely to be able to offer Howe a sizeable wage increase.
And thirdly, Everton are simply a far bigger club than Bournemouth. With the move to a new stadium on the horizon and Everton’s grand history, it would be easy to lure Howe to Merseyside even without his fan tendencies.
Just look at Ronald Koeman. When he left Southampton for Everton there was similar feeling. But the Toffees simply had a bigger allure to them than the Saints.
On top of all that, Bournemouth’s recent dip in form means they are only three points ahead of Everton and looking in danger of a relegation fight themselves.
Now might be the perfect time to strike for Howe and despite the naysayers, he would surely jump at the chance to become Everton manager.