David Wagner high on Everton wish-list

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner is high on Everton’s wanted list to replace Ronald Koeman.

Koeman’s side have suffered shockingly poor start to the season, and their latest defeat – a 5-2 home loss to Arsenal saw them drop into the relegation zone.

“I don’t know [if the defeat will cost him his job],” the Dutchman told Sky Sports after the match.

“I told the players I believe in them, their commitment. If you are negative thinking and everything is doing that at this moment I can understand it.”

The Toffees have now gone a month without a league win, and they are third from bottom of the league with just two wins to their name.

This, coupled with a poor Europa League campaign which has seen them pick up just one win in the group stages, and the pressure is now massively on Koeman – who was backed by the Everton board in the summer when they were one of the biggest spenders in Europe.

However, money has not equalled results for Everton and time is running out for Koeman, and sources have confirmed to me that they are looking at other options.

One of which is Huddersfield’s highly-rated boss Wagner – who, in stark contrast to Koeman, recorded the best result of his managerial career as they beat Manchester United on Saturday.

And whilst Everton would be confident of landing a target like Wagner – there is no indication he would want the Goodison Park job, and likewise Huddersfield would fight very hard to keep him.

Koeman is now firm favourite ahead of West Ham’s Slaven Bilic to be the next Premier League manager to go – with his odds cut drastically on Sunday.

BetVictor’s Head of ante post Football Michael Triffitt commented: “Punters clearly believe the last rites are been administered at Goodison with Koeman quickly into 1/3 to go next and Bilic, who was 1-4 himself after defeat on Friday against Brighton, eased to 9/4.”

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