Everton Poised for Controversial Appointment; Allardyce Out?


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Everton are set to link-up with Italian super-agent Mino Raiola to bring the club better fortunes in the transfer market, claims the Sunday Mirror.

The move is seen as a precursor to the departure of not only under-fire boss Sam Allardyce but also Steve Walsh, the club’s highly-respected director of football.

The Toffees transfer dealings were disastrous last summer when Ronald Koeman saw the club miss out on several his key targets. It left the Dutchman on the back foot and Everton slid down the Premier League table. His replacement Sam Allardyce, fared little better in January.

Although the former England boss oversaw an upturn in their fortunes but faces regular and unrelenting criticism from supporters over the style of football being witness at Goodison Park, the School of Science.

Marcel Brands is joining from PSV Eindhoven to replace Walsh, and the Dutchman enjoys a close relationship with Raiola. The abrasive Italian, who represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan among others, is understood to be keen to replicate the role Jorge Mendes enjoys with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is desperate for the club to reach the top four of the Premier League and believes that Raiola, with this eye for a deal, will be pivotal in achieving that aim.

Toffees supporters will be hoping Raiola can persuade some of his impressive client roster to sign onto the Goodison Park payroll.