Should Everton consider a move for the former Manchester United manager?
After two years in charge, Louis van Gaal’s reign as Manchester United manager officially came to an end on Monday afternoon.
His spell at Old Trafford has largely been deemed a disappointing one, despite their FA Cup triumph last weekend.
It is as yet unknown who his next club will be, although offers are sure to be made despite the perception about his time in Manchester.
One club who could be looking at him is Everton, who are searching for a new manager following the sacking of Roberto Martinez earlier this month.
A move for the Dutchman is unlikely; indeed he is not even considered a possibility at this stage, but would he represent a smart appointment? The stats suggest he could be.
When compared to Martinez over the last two seasons, it is fair to say that he matches up favourably.
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Over the last two years, his United side picked up 16 more wins than the Blues, six fewer draws and ten fewer losses.
That time saw them picking up a total of 136 points, a whole 42 points more than Martinez’s Everton side managed to secure.
United also scored slightly more goals per game, although the Blues were registered more attempts on goal per game.
Defensively they were far superior though, conceding fewer than one goal per match, which was the best record in the Premier League over that period.
Overall that saw them enjoy a significantly better win percentage, with a score of 51% compared to Everton’s score of 30%, suggesting Van Gaal could be a serious upgrade for the Toffees.