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Do Everton stand any chance of hiring Enrique or Atletico's Simeone?

Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone gestures during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid against Club Deportivo Leganes SAD at the Wanda Metropolitano...

If Everton replace Sam Allardyce this summer are reports linking them with Luis Enrique and Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone unrealistic?

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks dejected during the Premier League match between Watford and Everton at Vicarage Road on February 24, 2018 in Watford, England.

Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri wants to replace Sam Allardyce as manager this summer, according to the Daily Star.

Moshiri has been less than impressed with results and performances since Allardyce took charge from Ronald Koeman at the end of October and wants a new long-term approach under a different boss.

Everton's Iranian owner Farhad Moshiri arrives in the stands to watch the English Premier League football match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north...

Marco Silva was the favourite but has fallen down the pecking order after being sacked by Watford, with Shakhtar Donetsk's Paulo Fonseca now the number one choice and Luis Enrique and Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid considered outsiders.

Who can they get?

Fonseca appears to be a realistic target, but are the Toffees kidding themselves if they think Enrique or Simeone would make the move to Goodison Park?

Head coach Luis Enrique of FC Barcelona looks on  during the Copa Del Rey Final between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves at Vicente Calderon stadium on May 27, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

The former has been heavily linked with Chelsea having been out of a job since leaving Barcelona at the end of last season, although the Telegraph reports the Spaniard may cost too much with wage demands of £16.5m a year. If that is too expensive for the Blues surely the Merseysiders don't stand a chance?

Simeone, meanwhile, only signed a new two-year deal at Atleti in September to extend his stay until 2020 and with La Liga title challenge on and regular Champions League qualification, why would the Argentine leave for a club knocked out of the Europa League at the group stage this term?

Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone gestures during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid against Club Deportivo Leganes SAD at the Wanda Metropolitano...

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