Everton betting update: Odds slashed on Martin O'Neill, Lucien Favre now a frontrunner

Everton have sacked Roberto Martinez - who could replace him?

Everton announced on Thursday evening that manager Roberto Martinez has been sacked, with the search for a new manager starting now.

The Toffees picked up just six points from their last ten Premier League games under the Spaniard, and after a 3-0 defeat away to Sunderland last Wednesday, Martinez has gone after three years in charge.

David Unsworth and Joe Royle took charge against Norwich City on Sunday, but Everton will now be looking for a new boss for next season and beyond, with a host of names already linked.

With odds compiled by Oddschecker, here are some of today's biggest movers, featuring some huge names both out of work and currently in jobs...

David Unsworth: As mentioned above, Unsworth took caretaker charge against Norwich on Sunday, and whilst he's a managerial rookie, he knows the club inside out having made well over 300 appearances for Everton as a player. Currently at 10/1, Unsworth is a dark horse for the job, but won't have chance to impress by stringing results together with the season over.

Martin O'Neill: O'Neill is heading to Euro 2016 this summer having guided his Republic of Ireland side to the finals, but there are questions surrounding his future with no talks over his future so far. The 64-year-old could fancy a return to club management having endured an up-and-down time at Sunderland, and his odds have been cut way down to 10/1 today in a shock move.

Lucien Favre: Swiss boss Favre impressed in charge of Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach, achieving Champions League qualification twice before resigning in September 2015. The 58-year-old has held talks with Everton about taking the job according to The Sun, and bookmakers have responded by slashing Favre's odds to around 6/1, making him one of the frontrunners this evening.

Manuel Pellegrini: The Chilean manager has left Manchester City, but may be keen to stay in the Premier League having settled in England. A Premier League winner in 2014, Pellegrini would be a huge appointment for Everton, even if there are question marks over how long the 62-year-old will be managing. Now drifting around 8/1, Pellegrini appears to be in the running for the job.

The favourite - Frank de Boer: The favourite ever since Martinez's exit, Dutchman De Boer has left Ajax and may fancy trying his hand at English football. With four Eredivisie titles to his name, De Boer has proven himself in his native Netherlands, and testing himself with some talented young players at Everton could be ideal. However, once odds-on for the job, De Boer is now out to around 7/4 for the Everton job this summer.

Who would you like to see Everton appoint this summer?

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