By Declan Walsh

26th Jan, 2022 | 7:30am

Moshiri ignores advice with Everton now expected to hire Vitor Pereira

Farhad Moshiri has ignored advice from within Everton and is expected to hire Vitor Pereira as Goodison’s new manager, according to The Mirror.

The newspaper reports that Pereira, 53, is Moshiri’s top choice to replace Rafa Benitez and is set to be confirmed as the Blues’ new manager.

Alisher Usmanov is also said to be on board with hiring the former Porto manager and a deal for the rest of the season, plus the option of an extra year, “appears likely to be ratified in the coming days”.

The Mirror adds that Pereira is represented by agent Kia Joorabchian, who’s a close friend and ally of Moshiri and Usmanov.


Moshiri is clueless. He is the antithesis of a man who has a vision and a plan for a football club.

The businessman’s decision-making is not only haphazard, but it also seems to be guided by an outside source in Joorabchian while Usmanov’s influence doesn’t help either.

It makes you think. Who’s actually in charge of what happens at Goodison Park?

Moshiri has ignored the advice of previous board members – as well as those in the boardroom right now – at Everton in order to press on with his own idea on how to run the club.

However, we really cannot think of one major decision by Moshiri that has worked out for the best.

We feel sorry for Pereira because a lot of us are judging him early and he’ll arrive at an extremely hostile Goodison Park should his appointment be confirmed.

However, this is a manager who’s not won anything of note in almost a decade (even then it was in the super-easy Portuguese top-flight with Porto) and has had spells in China and the Middle East.

He got 1860 Munich relegated to Germany’s third-tier, got sacked by Fenerbahce – for a second time – in December after a few months in charge and is clearly a journeyman who struggles to hold down jobs.

If Pereira comes in, we need to back him. But we cannot stand for what Moshiri, Usmanov and Joorabchian are doing to this once-proud club.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are ready to hijack Newcastle’s late January swoop to sign this player.