Bournemouth's Eddie Howe emerges as new second favourite to be Everton's next manager

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

The Bournemouth boss admitted he used to dream of visiting Everton's Goodison Park ground during childhood.

Eddie Howe the head coach

Bournemouth's Eddie Howe has emerged as the new second favourite to be Everton's next manager with Sky Bet.

Howe has been linked with the Toffees vacancy - although he began the week far down the list of contenders at 25/1.

The 40-year-old was subsequently cut to 8/1 by Thursday, behind Marco Silva and Andre Villas-Boas, and has since climbed above the latter to 6/1.

Everton sacked Sam Allardyce earlier this month and are widely reported to have made Silva (who is still the front-runner at 1/4) their number one target.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

However, it is possible that the Merseyside club could turn alternatives, amid speculation that Silva's former employers Watford could try to complicate proceedings.

Childhood Everton fan Howe has taken Bournemouth from League Two to the Premier League - where a fourth consecutive season awaits - across two spells as boss. 

Assistant coach Mikel Arteta looks on during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England,...

Villas-Boas is now 7/1 to be Everton's next manager, ahead of former Toffees midfielder Mikel Arteta 8/1.

However, no other candidate currently occupies odds shorter than 20/1.

Could Everton turn to Bournemouth's Eddie Howe as their next manager?

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