Shock as odds crash on Louis van Gaal joining Everton, could reunite with Brands

Dutch football manager Louis van Gaal is seen on the touchline ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Manchester City and Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium in...

Everton are likely to be in the market for a new manager this summer.

Farhad Moshiri, Everton owner is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton may have beaten Newcastle United 1-0 on Monday night, but the future of manager Sam Allardyce remains up in the air.

Allardyce was only brought in as Ronald Koeman's replacement back in November, but Toffees fans are desperate to see him go after a fairly uneventful stint in charge.

Allardyce does still have over a year left on his contract with the club, but majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri may choose to sack him and move on to another manager.

With PSV Eindhoven's Marcel Brands set to come on board as a sporting director, the Dutchman could play a role in any managerial hunt – and bookmakers believe one manager he has already worked with could be in the running.

Dutch football manager Louis van Gaal is seen on the touchline ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Manchester City and Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium in...

Bet Victor have today slashed Louis van Gaal's odds from 12/1 to just 6/1, putting him right behind Paulo Fonseca and Marco Silva as a frontrunner for the Everton job this summer.

Van Gaal, 66, hasn't been seen in management since Manchester United replaced him with Jose Mourinho, as the Dutchman departed with an FA Cup to his name in 2016.

A Champions League winner with Ajax, Van Gaal has also had spells with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and many have thought that his managerial career is over after nearly two years out of the game.

However, Van Gaal worked with Everton-bound Brands at AZ Alkmaar, winning the Eredivisie title together in 2009, and their relationship may just put Van Gaal in the frame for a shock Premier League return this summer.

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