Report: Everton consider appointing former Tottenham manager

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Everton are considering a move to appoint Jose Mourinho, but the former Tottenham manager is committed to fulfilling his current role at Roma, according to Sky Sports. 

The Toffees are in the process of seeking out a replacement for Rafa Benitez, who was dismissed from his post following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Norwich. 

The Spaniard leaves Goodison Park with Everton languishing in 16th in the Premier League with just one win in 13 games. 

Everton have since named Duncan Ferguson as caretaker manager for the club’s upcoming games during their search for a new manager, which has thrown the likes of Roberto Martinez, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard in the hat (The Guardian). 

However, Sky Sports now claim Mourinho is also a name under consideration by Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, despite being just six months into his stint at Roma. 

But the report also states the Portuguese coach is currently happy at the Serie A side, with the club seeing him as key to their progression going forward. 

Should a move come to fruition it would signal the fifth spell in the Premier League for Mourinho, following stints at Spurs, Manchester United and Chelsea on two separate occasions. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Everton are in a bit of a mess at the moment and appointing someone like Mourinho won’t exactly help them sort that. He just isn’t the right profile of manager to lead a job like that but he also hasn’t demonstrated that he is the same manager that he once was. 

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