Ian Wright surprised that Celtic's Brendan Rodgers has not been mentioned in connection with Everton manager's job

General view outside of Goodison Park prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Celtic manager spent three and a half years at Everton's rivals Liverpool.

BT Sport pundit Ian Wright looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2017 in London, England.

Ian Wright has expressed his surprise that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has not been mentioned in connection with the Everton manager's job.

Sky Sports reported on Monday that Everton have resumed talks with Sam Allardyce, and the former England boss is now odds-on favourite to succeed Ronald Koeman more than a month after the Dutchman's sacking.

Everton are said to have considered a number of candidates, including Premier League managers Marco Silva and Sean Dyche, but their search has continued to prove fruitless.

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.

And speaking to 5 live's Football Daily on Monday, former Celtic striker Wright said when discussing Everton's situation: "What about Brendan Rodgers? I’m surprised that Brendan Rodgers’ name has not been thrown in there as well."

Rodgers previously spent three and a half years in charge of Everton's rivals Liverpool, but has led Celtic to four trophies in 18 months since moving to Parkhead.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with the trophy after winning the Betfred League Cup during the Betfred League Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on November 26, 2017...

The Bhoys are also 65 domestic games unbeaten - all but one of which was overseen by Rodgers - and could progress to the Europa League's latter stages for only the second time in five seasons.

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