Everton-linked Marcelo Gallardo appears to have ruled himself out of Toffees job

General view of Everton crest on side of the stand ahead of the Premier League match between Everton FC and Fulham FC at Goodison Park on September 29, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Gallardo is the second manager in as many days to have distanced himself from becoming Marco Silva's successor at Everton.

Marcelo Gallardo head coach of River Plate looks on prior a match between Newell's Old Boys and River Plate as part of Superliga 2019

Marcelo Gallardo has insisted he will return to River Plate for the forthcoming season despite being linked with the managerial vacancy at Everton.

Gallardo was 'added to an extensive wish-list of candidates' drawn up by the Everton owner, Farhad Moshiri, according to The Daily Mirror.

 

The Argentine has won 10 trophies in five-and-a-half years as River boss, but was due to become a free agent in the New Year.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, however, Gallardo said: "I never had doubts about my continuity. On January 2 I will be here and we will start the pre-season, which may be in Uruguay, Buenos Aires or the south of our country. I am not interested in generating any kind of uncertainty.

"My desire is to continue and introduce myself on January 2. I told the players this morning. Beyond my contract that expires in December 2021, there are no clauses and we have a very cordial and emotional relationship with Rodolfo (D'Onofrio, the River president) and Enzo (Francescoli, director)."

 

Gallardo is the second manager in as many days to have effectively ruled himself out of the running to become Marco Silva's successor at Everton.

The Shanghai SIPG coach, Vitor Pereira, had earlier revealed that "in this moment I'm not in a position to make any other commitments".

Head coach Vitor Pereira of Shanghai SIPG attends a press conference before the AFC Champions League quarter-final 2nd leg match between Urawa Red Diamonds and Shanghai SIPG at Saitama...

Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked by Napoli last night, and David Moyes, the former Everton manager, are the current bookmakers' favourites to take the reins at Goodison Park.

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