Everton next manager odds: Evens favourite emerges, 63-year-old drifting after Sunday snub

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.

Everton sacked manager Ronald Koeman last month - and the search is on for a replacement.

A general view outside Goodison Park is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Everton confirmed last month that manager Ronald Koeman has been relieved of his duties after a dreadful start to the season.

The Toffees went into the season full of hope and optimism, having splashed the cash over the summer on players such as Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Davy Klaassen, whilst they also brought Wayne Rooney back to the club.

However, with five defeats in the first nine Premier League games, and just one point taken from the first three Europa League outings, Everton endured a disastrous start to the campaign - and Koeman paid with his job.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth claimed a first win in their last game before the international break, coming from 2-0 down to beat Watford 3-2 at Goodison Park, and he remains in the running to land the job permanently.

Watford's Portuguese head coach Marco Silva shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford...

Bookmakers such as Sky Bet have been pricing up odds for Everton's new manager ever since Koeman's update, and here are some of the main names in the frame this evening.

Marco Silva: Evens

Watford boss Silva has been a prominent name throughout the managerial search, and he is now the Evens favourite for the job today - despite Everton failing with an approach on Monday, as reported by BBC Sport. The 40-year-old has impressed in charge of Hull and Watford this year, though Everton fans do have concerns that he could be another Roberto Martinez. It remains to be seen whether Everton make another push for Silva, but he's the clear favourite tonight.

David Unsworth: 11/8

Before the international break, caretaker boss Unsworth claimed his first win in charge with a 3-2 victory over Watford, in which Everton came from 2-0 down to win 3-2. After three defeats, that victory has given Unsworth renewed hope of landing the job, but he has slipped behind Silva in tonight's odds, though his odds - from 7/5 to 11/8 - are in a similar region, and if Everton keep missing out on targets, then Unsworth may be in line for the job.

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.

Sam Allardyce: 14/1

Despite seemingly retiring after leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season, Allardyce has been strongly linked with the Everton job. The 63-year-old has a track record of getting teams away from relegation trouble, but Everton fans have had concerns over his style of play. Now, Sky Sports claim that Allardyce snubbed Everton on Sunday after renewed talks, with 'Big Sam' unimpressed by a contract only running until the end of the season - and his odds are now drifting back out to around 14/1.

Chris Coleman: 20/1

Wales boss Coleman remains in charge despite their failed World Cup qualifying campaign, but many still expect him to ultimately move on in the near future. The 47-year-old hasn't managed a club side since leaving Greek outfit Larissa in January 2012, and that near-six year absence may concern some Everton fans. His work with an underdog in Wales was outstanding though, and he is a 20/1 for the Everton job tonight.

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