Coaches like Eddie Howe might sound better but it is no surprise that Big Sam was the man for Everton this season.
Michael Keane has struggled at Goodison Park since moving to Everton from Premier League rivals Burnley last summer.
Phil Jagielka started alongside Michael Keane as Everton held Liverpool to a 0-0 Premier League draw at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Is Ben Mee the Burnley defender Everton should have signed last summer and not Michael Keane as Spurs show interest in the former?
Everton have endured a much more underwhelming season in the Premier League than many would have expected.
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has earned a great deal of first-team opportunities this season.
Michael Keane has flopped badly at Everton but that has not stopped Premier League rivals Spurs from being linked with Burnley defender Ben Mee.
Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka have developed quite the defensive partnership at Everton in recent matches.
Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka reckons Michael Keane is getting confident again, and that could see him make England's World Cup squad.
Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka have formed a solid partnership in Everton's defence this season.