Everton 'sound out' Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou as potential Frank Lampard replacement
Everton have sounded out Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou as a potential replacement for Frank Lampard, according to the Daily Mail.
Lampard was sacked on Monday (23 January) after just three wins all season in the Premier League, leaving the Toffees in 19th place in the table.
Several managers have been linked to the post since then with ex-Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa considered the favourite for the job, but Celtic boss Postecoglou is a new name mentioned with Everton reportedly sounding him out.
“While former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa looms as the favourite to replace the sacked Frank Lampard, Everton have also sounded out former Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou,” they wrote (24 January).
“While Bielsa is firm favourite, the Toffees have also reportedly considered Postecoglou along with former Burnley boss Sean Dyche and West Ham’s former Everton manager David Moyes.”
Postecoglou would be an ideal appointment for the Toffees because he has shown just how good a coach he is during his time in Glasgow with Celtic.
It’s not been a super long time that he’s been there, but he has already established an incredibly entertaining style of play and a dominant title win last season before dominating again this year.
He’s made Celtic better in Europe too, and his player ID for transfers means he has been able to work on a relatively low budget too which would be great at Everton.
Attracting him away from a title charge mid-season to come and compete in a relegation battle will no doubt be incredibly difficult, but if there is any hint that he will be willing to join then the board should be doing everything he can to sort it out.
It will be tough, but it would be a step in the right direction for the long-term future of the club and would be a brilliant appointment. Because of that, we’re not holding our breath on it happening.