By Adefunmiloye Alani

25th Jan, 2022 | 9:10pm

Vitor Pereira confident of getting Everton manager job

Vitor Pereira is confident of becoming the next manager of Everton, according to Fabrizio Romano on Gazzetta Dello FIVE.

The 53-year-old has flown into England with his staff to hold a meeting with the Goodison Park outfit in a bid to succeed Rafa Benitez.

The Toffees have had several names linked with the job since parting with the Spaniard a little over a week ago, but it appears the Portuguese has pipped others to the job.

Romano said on Gazzetta Dello FIVE about Pereira: “He’s arriving in England with his staff at this minute to hold a meeting, so it’s going to be an important meeting.

“I’m told Vitor Pereira is really confident to get this job.

“It’s not done yet, so they will have this interview, and let’s see what happens, but he has good chances.”

All done?

Nothing has been made official yet, but it is hard to see the Merseysiders go through the stress of flying the former Fenerbahce boss and his staff into England if they do not have plans to offer him the job.

They have spoken, but are planning to wrap things up from the look of things, and an announcement appears to be on the cards.

Pereira is not the type of managerial signing that would get Everton fans very excited, but he could prove a lot of detractors wrong.

He won the Chinese Super League and Chinese FA Super Cup with Shanghai SIPG and also won the Super League Greece and Greek Football Cup with Olympiacos.

Pereira won two Primeira Liga titles and two Portuguese Super Cups with Porto, and he could help Everton break their trophy duck with his good luck charm.

The Blues could do with silverware very soon following years of struggle and underachieving, and their sixth boss in six years could be the one to get it done.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are plotting January loan-to-buy bid for centre-mid hailed by Jack Grealish last month.

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