Everton's dithering scuppered 2016 move for Lucien Favre; should Moshiri make another attempt?

Nice's Swiss head coach Lucien Favre reacts during the French L1 football match between Nice and Dijon on November 5, 2017 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France.

Everton are searching for a new manager after sacking Ronald Koeman last month.

Nice's Swiss head coach Lucien Favre reacts during the French L1 football match between Nice and Dijon on November 5, 2017 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France.Nice manager Lucien Favre

Everton are looking to appoint a new manager after sacking Ronald Koeman in October, but it's unclear just who their first choice is right now.

The Toffees enjoyed a strong first season under Koeman last term, but despite backing the Dutchman heavily with new signings over the summer, a disastrous start to the season cost him his job.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth picked up his first win in charge on Sunday, coming from 2-0 down to beat Watford, but Everton may now look to bring in an external appointment to take the club forward.

Nice's Swiss head coach Lucien Favre looks on prior to the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Nice (OGC Nice) on October 27, 2017, at the Parc des Princes...Nice head coach Lucien Favre

The likes of Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche have featured prominently so far, but one manager who should be considered again is Nice boss Lucien Favre – almost 18 months since Everton missed out on him.

Favre, 60, has impressed over the years with Borussia Monchengladbach and now Nice, taking the French side into the Champions League qualifiers over the summer after finishing third in Ligue 1 last season.

The Swiss boss has helped further the careers of players such as Ricardo Pereira, Malang Sarr, Dalbert, Jean Seri, Vincent Koziello, Wylan Cyprien and Alassane Plea, whilst he has even helped rejuvenate Mario Balotelli.

Farhad Moshiri owner of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Favre's ability as a coach has impressed many, and whilst Nice haven't quite hit top gear this season with just four wins from 12 league games, Favre should be considered for the job again based on last season's exploits.

Favre was quoted by The Mirror in May 2016 as saying that he was in the running for the Everton job, but their dithering after sacking Roberto Martinez meant that he couldn't wait around any longer, and instead moved to Nice.

At 60, this may be Everton's last chance to land Favre if he is still on Farhad Moshiri's radar, and with Deich Stube reporting that Werder Bremen are keen to hand him a return to Germany, the Toffees should at least consider Favre one more time – before the chance passes them again.

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