By Daniel Feliciano

24th Jan, 2022 | 12:15pm

Vitor Pereira claims 'wide of mark', but Everton are considering him for manager role - report

Everton are considering Vitor Pereira as their next manager, but reports that a full agreement has already been reached are ‘wide of the mark’ according to Liverpool ECHO.

Pereira has emerged as a front-runner for the job [talkSPORT] and there were some suggestions that a ‘full agreement‘ has already been reached for him to take over from Rafa Benitez [Pedro Sepulveda].

But according to the Liverpool ECHO those reports are inaccurate, although Everton are considering the Portuguese coach for the role.

According to them, Pereira is one of three names being considered alongside Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard although Goodison Park chiefs are ‘yet to be fully convinced’ by anyone.

Duncan Ferguson is in the frame too after being made the interim manager for ‘upcoming games’, but he suffered defeat in his first game against Aston Villa.

Candidates

It seems as though the same names keep popping up as being in the frame for the job, so it’s safe to say Everton have managed to narrow their search down.

Rooney would likely be the fan’s choice of the three but his lack of experience is surely a factor that goes against him.

Lampard would provide something different but again he isn’t the most experienced. He has managed in the Champions League though and reached the playoff final with Derby as well as the FA Cup final with Chelsea.

Pereira is the most unknown when it comes to the Premier League, but he is the most experienced of the three and has had success in Europe’s other leagues.

He won the Portuguese title twice with Porto, the Greek Super League with Olympiacos and most recently had success in China. He’s also been in the frame for the Everton job before, so it could be a long-term plan coming to fruition.

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