The former Manchester United manager is now as short as 7/2 to succeed Ronald Koeman at Everton.
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been backed from 40/1 to 7/2 to take over at Everton within the last 24 hours.
The experienced Dutch boss has not worked since leaving United at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, in which he delivered the club’s first FA Cup in 12 years.
Six months later, Van Gaal looked to be done with football for good when he announced his retirement for family reasons.
But after a flurry of bets this week, LVG’s name is doing the rounds in the Everton Twittersphere – evoking a mixture of responses.
Everton have gone nearly a month without a permanent manager after sacking Van Gaal’s one-time friend turned adversary, Ronald Koeman.
And here’s what Toffees fans are saying about his potential appointment at Goodison Park…
Hahaha I’d rather have Koeman bk!— Aidy Dews (@AidyDews) 20 November 2017
Mike, we’re a struggling team just above the relegation zone.— LoveEvertonForum (@LuvEvertonForum) 20 November 2017
Van Gaal, one of the world’s top managers, is now a risk? We’re not Man Utd mate. Let’s be honest.
To be honest, I wouldn’t mind Louis Van Gaal at Everton if the rumours are true— Harry (@__Nighthawk___) 20 November 2017
I’d take Van Gaal at Everton for the rest of the season, as long as we don’t stop the search for a manager and get it boxed off asap.— Joseph McClarnon (@JosephMcclarnon) 20 November 2017
A run of bets on LVG has made him one of the favourites for the #efc job. Please no another koeman— lloyd roberts (@scousehouse06) 20 November 2017
I’d take Van Gaal— Matt Hand (@matthand82coyb) 20 November 2017
Van Gaal is good experienced manager in fairness.— MTS (@Seedyefc88) 20 November 2017
Please don’t let Van Gaal anywhere near Goodison. Oddsmakers have him as the most likely choice. Say it ain’t so.— Brendan Wilhide (@BrendanWilhide) 20 November 2017
Not a huge Van Gaal fan but for 6 months I wouldn’t complain at all did some great foundation work at Barca and Bayern— Andrew McGregor (@Amcgregor21) 20 November 2017
Louis Van Gaal? Wtf.— Riyad. (@riyadefc_) 20 November 2017
As well as his two years in charge of Manchester United, Van Gaal managed Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AZ Alkmaar to title success, and has led his country on two separate occasions.
Should Everton consider LVG?