Everton next manager odds: Favourite changes again after Lyon defeat

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on October 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton sacked manager Ronald Koeman last Monday - and the search is on for a replacement.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on October 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton confirmed last Monday that manager Ronald Koeman has been relieved of his duties after a dreadful start to the season.

The Toffees went into the season full of hope and optimism, having splashed the cash over the summer on players such as Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Davy Klaassen, whilst they also brought Wayne Rooney back to the club.

However, with five defeats in the first nine Premier League games, and just one point taken from thre Europa League outings, Everton endured a disastrous start to the campaign - and Koeman paid with his job.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth lost for a third time in a row with a 3-0 Europa League defeat at Lyon, and his slim chances of landing the job permanently are dwindling more and more by the day.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Whilst bookmakers have been pricing up odds for could replace Koeman in recent weeks, movement tonight has surrounded just two men - Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche.

Allardyce has been in and out of the main contenders ever since Koeman's departure, but reports from The Mirror that he has held talks with Everton have seen his odds cut once again.

The former England boss, 63, has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season, and he could be tempted back into management with Everton, who certainly need his expertise in getting teams away from the relegation zone.

Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley reacts during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Allardyce is now the 4/5 odds on favourite with Sky Bet, overtaking Dyche in the running today as talk of an Everton move for the Burnley boss somewhat dies down.

Earlier this week, Dyche became the hot favourite for the job after Burnley's 1-0 win over Newcastle United, but having drifted back out to 6/4, Allardyce may now be leading the way again.

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