Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Duncan Castles has shared a backroom update at Everton, claiming Kia Joorabchian is trying to get his own candidate into the manager’s job.
It’s no secret that Joorabchian is heavily involved with the ongoings at Everton, he was even involved in a recent recruitment meeting at Goodison Park, and it seems as though he’s trying to influence their manager hunt as well.
What’s been said?
To be honest, the backroom situation at Everton sounds like a bit of a mess.
Castles says that there’s a bit of a conflict between the key figures behind the scenes with Bill Kenwright, Farhad Moshiri and Joorabchian all pulling in different directions.
Kenwright reportedly wants a former manager to return, Moshiri’s position isn’t clear, while Joorabchian is reportedly trying to get his own candidate in as manager.
“You have Bill Kenwright, the previous majority owner of the club, who is still on the board, pushing for David Moyes or Roberto Martinez. You also have Farhad Moshiri. Moshiri is very close to Kia Joorabchian, Joorabchian has a lot of influence in this and will be trying, I’m told, to get his own candidate in as a manager,” Castles said.
Who’s it going to be?
It sounds as though the backroom staff at Everton can’t agree on who their new manager is going to be.
Nuno Espirito Santo has reportedly been told he’s the number one candidate, and given his links to Jorge Mendes, who worked with Joorabchian on the deal to bring James Rodriguez to Goodison Park, could be a real contender, but as Castles says, Kenwright wants either Moyes or Martinez to return.
Joorabchian has a number of high-profile contacts in the game, so having him on board helping with the recruitment process could be a real boost for the Toffees.