Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has been linked with the Everton job.

Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage has suggested to BT Sport that Martin O’Neill would be a good managerial appointment for Everton.

According to The Mirror, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is on the radar of Everton, who are on the hunt for a new boss following the departure of Ronald Koeman.

Savage has suggested that the former Celtic, Aston Villa and Sunderland boss would be a good managerial appointment for Everton.

“At this stage of this season when you are looking to a man with experience, Martin O’Neill perfect appointment,” Savage told BT Sport about O’Neill.

According to Sky Bet, the odds of O’Neill becoming the new Everton manager are 18/1.

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Former Newcastle United and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is the favourite for the Everton managerial role with odds of 1/10.

According to The Guardian, Everton are set to appoint the 63-year-old as their new manager.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has criticised Everton interim manager David Unsworth for the Toffees’ defeat to Southampton in the Premier League last weekend.

“No matter what team David Unsworth picks at Everton they fail in every area,” Cascarino wrote in The Times. “There is a lack of pace and cohesion in defence, the midfield doesn’t work hard as a unit and the forwards barely manage to pass to each other.

“He’s making drastic changes each game because he’s desperate for something to happen. I feel for him but it shows tactical naivety and how much the club needs an experienced manager.”

Everton will face West Ham United at Goodison Park in the Premier League this evening.

Ahead of the match, West Ham boss and former Everton manager David Moyes has given his take on the situation at the Toffees.

“No, not in this game because I need to win with West Ham, it is really important we try and pick up three points,” Moyes told Football.London when asked if there is any room for sentiment on his part.

“We got our first point on Friday, we need to try and get our first clean sheet, our first three points, so either of them would be a plus as well so I am hoping for that.”

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