Everton make offer to Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim
Turkish news website Fotospor claims Everton have made an offer to outbound Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim to be their next manager.
In a report that has come completely out of the blue, the Turkish news outlet claims relays information that says Everton’s move for Terim was discussed on Manoto, which is a Persian-language TV network based in London and owned by Farhad Moshiri’s wife Nazenin Ansari.
It is understood that Everton’s majority shareholder Moshiri instructed Marcel Brands to hold talks with Terim, who’s set to leave Galatasaray for the fourth time in his career.
Unfortunately, we don’t have access to Persian-speaking TV channels, nor can we find any clips of the reported discussion about Terim and Everton. But this story is absolutely bizarre.
Surely there’s no way Moshiri’s wife would allow Everton’s managerial situation to be discussed so openly with information being reported that hasn’t emerged anywhere else?
Terim’s name is from completely out of nowhere and we very much doubt he’s being seriously considered for the job at Goodison Park.
Terim is a legendary manager in Turkey, by all means.
He’s had four spells at Galatasaray, three in charge of the Turkey national team and even had brief stints at AC Milan and Fiorentina.
Terim has won eight Super Lig titles with Galatasaray and even led to them to a UEFA Cup success in 1999/00 when they beat Arsenal on penalties in the final.
We’re not doubting Terim’s credentials at all. But we are doubting whether he’s actually in the running for the job when it seems like the shortlist has been made pretty clear by a number of sources.