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Should Everton take opportune moment to swoop for Leonardo Jardim?

Monaco's Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim (L) gestures as he attends the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Besiktas and Monaco on November 1, 2017, at the Vodafone Park...

Everton have still not appointed a permanent successor to Ronald Koeman, one month after his sacking.

Monaco's Portuguese head-coach Leonardo Jardim reacts during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Monaco and Leipzig at the Louis II stadium, in Monaco, on November 21,...

It has been a month to the day since Ronald Koeman was sacked and still Everton appear no closer to appointing a new manager.

David Unsworth remains in caretaker charge for tonight’s Europa League tie with Atalanta having largely failed to impress in his audition for the job full time.

As Sky Sports reports, leading contenders Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva of Watford have been ruled out, and now back-up options are dropping like flies.

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.

Louis van Gaal is one of new the favourites for the post but the former Manchester United boss has told the Daily Mail that he is not interested in a return to England.

It is time for Everton to start exploring other options and one of them should be Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim, who has yet to be linked to the vacancy.

The Portuguese coach led Monaco to the Champions League semi-finals last season while orchestrating some expansive football that would go down a treat at Goodison Park.

The 43-year-old has had to contend with losing several of his best players and yet has kept Monaco competitive in the Ligue 1 title race with Paris Saint-Germain.

Monaco's Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim attends the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Besiktas and Monaco on November 1, 2017, at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul.

As of Tuesday, Monaco have been knocked out of the Champions League so now might be the opportune moment to persuade Jardim to come to the Premier League.

According to Sky Sports, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is owner Farhad Moshiri’s first choice as he seeks a major European coach to help the Toffees progress.

Simeone is not a realistic target, but Jardim fits that description and is well worth consideration.

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