Report: Everton could consider Eddie Howe this summer

Sam Allardyce and Farhad Moshiri give a thumbs up to the players after the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Everton could reportedly change their manager this summer, and Bournemouth's Eddie Howe is likely to be a name they consider if they make a change.

Eddie Howe, Manager of AFC Bournemouth shows appreciation to the fans following the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on January 20, 2018...

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Eddie Howe may well come into consideration for the Everton job if the Toffees decide to sack Sam Allardyce at the end of the season.

Allardyce appears to be coming under increasing pressure at Goodison Park with the Toffees' season fizzling out into mediocrity with the side picking up just two wins in their last 12 games in all competitions.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

It appears that large groups of the fans would not mind seeing Allardyce gone in the summer, and the Mirror suggests that should Farhad Moshiri make a change, the Bournemouth boss is one name that is likely to attract attention.

It has been another excellent season for the Cherries. While it is mathematically possible that they could get dragged back into the bottom three - they are six points clear right now - there are a host of sides between themselves and the relegation zone and they are currently enjoying a very decent run of form, having lost just once in the league since Christmas. They also beat Everton during that run and find themselves one point off Allardyce's side.

Eddie Howe, Manager of AFC Bournemouth look dejected after the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Manchester,...

Howe would Eddie do for Everton?

Howe's Bournemouth side are often praised for their exciting brand of football that helps keep the fans on side even when they are struggling to back some very good performances up with results. And after a few months of being managed by Allardyce, who has tried to make Everton functional rather than easy on the eye, Howe's appointment may well be a welcome one amongst the Goodison Park faithful if Moshiri decided to pursue the 40-year-old.

It would still be something of a gamble because the leap from Bournemouth to Everton should be a sizeable one, but Howe has come through most tests during his managerial career with flying colours, so perhaps he will be similarly capable of being the long-term appointment that Everton crave if they are going to put themselves back in the mix to potentially put some pressure on the top six.

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