By Pranav Shahaney

17th Jan, 2022 | 5:34pm

Everton have not interviewed Lucien Favre for managerial position

Everton have not spoken to former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre for the vacant managerial position, claims Alan Myers.

The Toffees sacked Rafa Benitez on Sunday and are now looking for a replacement for the Spaniard.

Roberto Martinez appeared to be the primary target, but the Belgian FA are unwilling to let him hold both roles simultaneously. [The Telegraph]

When asked about Favre being interviewed for the role, Myers, the Sky Sports editor, said via his Twitter account, “Not aware of that I’m afraid.”

Ferguson or Rooney?

Martinez has been ruled out of the job, there’s nothing concrete to Favre and Graham Potter has also distanced himself from the position.

From all the names mentioned, it’s now down to Duncan Ferguson taking charge until the end of the season or the club rolling back the years and bringing Wayne Rooney back.

There could be merits to Rooney’s appointment as he’s managing to fight the odds at Derby County despite their financial situation.

Should he manage to save them from relegation, it could be one of the biggest achievements in Championship football.

However, the job might be too early for him in his managerial career and the club could entrust Ferguson to take charge as he knows the club inside out.

He’s also an appointment that will not alienate the fanbase and one that the players will also take on board as they’re used to working with him.

In other Everton news, the club want to sign a player labelled ‘Excellent’ by Cristiano Ronaldo with the European club keen on cashing in.

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