Published: Wed, December 11, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Vitor Pereira rules himself out of running for Everton job

Vitor Pereira rules himself out of running for Everton job

Pereira's name has been a prominent one in rumours surrounding Silva's replacement. Negotiations could be finalised in the next few days, although it is not as simple as that. Conversations between both parties are already advancing. But he added that he is committed to his project with Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League. With Pereira ruled out, Unai Emery or Ralf Rangnick might be next.

"At this moment I am still the coach of SIPG, a club close to my heart in a country that is growing enormously in football".

Pereira held talks with the Everton hierarchy and it was hoped that an appointment would be made by the end of this week on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The decision cost Everton £4m in compensation to the Hertfordshire club. "It's a league I love and, yes, for sure, I would consider an opportunity in the future".

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The possibility of Ancelotti being tempted to Goodison Park is remote, with Arsenal also casting an eye over his situation, while others like Howe and Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta are unlikely to want to leave their respective clubs in mid-season. But Duncan Ferguson winning his first game eases the pressure on the board to deliver a new manager quickly.

The club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.

David Moyes, who previously managed the club between 2002 and 2013, is now odds-on favourite to take over the job. Carlo Ancelotti, who is also on Everton's shortlist, is available following his surprise sacking by Napoli.

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