Everton betting update: Manuel Pellegrini now favourite, five clear targets emerge

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Everton have sacked Roberto Martinez - who could replace him?

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Everton announced earlier this month that manager Roberto Martinez has been sacked, with the search for a new manager starting now.

The Toffees picked up just six points from their last ten Premier League games under the Spaniard, and after a 3-0 defeat away to Sunderland, Martinez lost his job after almost three years in charge.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

David Unsworth and Joe Royle took charge against Norwich City on the finaly day of the Premier League season, but Everton will now be looking for a new boss for next season and beyond, with a host of names already linked.

With odds compiled by Oddschecker, here are some of today's biggest movers, featuring some huge names both out of work and currently in jobs...

Sevilla manager Unai Emery before the match

David Moyes: The Scot has been out of work since leaving Real Sociedad in November, and a return to Goodison Park has been touted. Moyes spent 11 years in charge of Everton between 2002 and 2013, before moving on to Manchester United. After two failed jobs, Moyes desperately needs to rebuild his career, and whilst Everton fans may not be too keen on him returning to Merseyside, he's now as short as 5/1 for the job.

Unai Emery: Sevilla boss Emery has become something of a European mastermind in recent years, guiding Sevilla to the Europa League title in each of the last three seasons. The Spaniard may feel like he has taken Sevilla as far as they can go though, and The Telegraph claim that Emery will hold talks with Everton this week. Now around 2/1 for the job, bookmakers seem to think Emery is a major target for the Toffees.

Ronald Koeman: Southampton manager Koeman has now guided the Saints to top seven finishes in both of his seasons in charge of the club. There are though questions emerging about just how long he will stay on the South Coast, as some believe that the club can't match his ambitions. That may let Everton in with a chance of landing him, and bookmakers have him at around 5/1 this evening.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman applauds fans at the end of the match

Frank de Boer: Once seen as the favourite immediately following Martinez's exit, Dutchman De Boer has left Ajax and may fancy trying his hand at English football. With four Eredivisie titles to his name, De Boer has proven himself in his native Netherlands, and testing himself with some talented young players at Everton could be ideal. However, talk of him arriving at Goodison Park has slowed down in recent days, and he's now third favourite at as far as 5/1.

The favourite - Manuel Pellegrini: The Chilean boss has left Manchester City after three years in the job, with Pep Guardiola replacing him this summer. The 62-year-old is based in the North West and would no doubt love to stay in the Premier League, making him a potentially ideal candidate for Everton. The Daily Mail report that Pellegrini has held talks with the Toffees, and bookmakers have responded by making him the 11/8 favourite.

Who would you like to see Everton appoint this summer?

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