By Declan Walsh

19th Jan, 2022 | 6:10pm

Everton in contact with Wayne Rooney's representatives for manager job

Everton have made contact with Wayne Rooney’s representatives as they consider the Derby manager as their next boss, according to The Times journalist Paul Joyce.

Writing on The Times website, Joyce reports that the Blues are pushing on with plans to speak to both Rooney and Frank Lampard.

It is understood that Derby’s administrators “say they would expect a formal approach to come through them and there has not been one as yet”.

However, Joyce does report that the Toffees have been in touch with Rooney’s agent.

Getting a jog on

Everton need to get this mess fixed as soon as possible because as of right now, who is in charge of transfers?

Based on what we’ve seen so far this season, the squad simply isn’t good enough to get anywhere near where Everton want to be in the Premier League.

Nathan Patterson, Vitaly Mykolenko and Anwar El Ghazi have been signed and Lucas Digne has been sold to Premier League rivals Aston Villa.

Those three signings came to Goodison expecting to work for Benitez. What now when he’s not there?

Marcel Brands has gone too so it seems Farhad Moshiri really has made a mess of things on the blue half of Stanley Park.

Everton’s issues have been going on for what seems like an age and while there have been bright spells, we’ve ultimately been let down by this owner time and time again.

He needs to hire someone quickly to ensure we can welcome some new faces in the January transfer window.

But it just doesn’t seem as though that’s going to happen.

Rooney “ticks all the boxes”, according to ex-Rams goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

We’ll have to see about that.

In other Everton news, a Blues shareholder is seemingly at odds with Moshiri over Rooney.

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