Everton should consider a bold move for the AS Monaco coach.
Following the news, as reported by the BBC, that Everton have failed in a bid to bring Marco Silva in from Watford, the Toffees could do a lot worse than consider a move for his countryman Leonardo Jardim.
The 43-year-old is currently in charge of AS Monaco, and has been since 2014, but having seen many of his top players sold last summer, he could be seeking a fresh challenge at a club building for the future rather than passing those building blocks to direct rivals.
Monaco are currently making a fist of it in Ligue 1 despite Paris Saint-Germain's free-spending folly, sitting four points behind PSG heading into the latest international break.
At first glance, a move for Jardim would be seen as folly given his current position in the game. However Everton clearly want a manager with big-game mentality and the man born to Portuguese parents is certainly that.
Monaco's decision to loan Kylian Mbappe to PSG last summer would have been the final straw for many managers and, while Jardim remains for now, that will surely rankle.
Everton need to make a bold move after dallying for the last three weeks, moving from one potential candidate to the next, so what chance a left-field but potentially brilliant move for a man who guided Monaco to last season's Champions League semi-finals?