Everton are in an interesting position this summer. New major shareholder Farhad Moshiri has a clear and ambitious plan to overhaul the situation at Goodison Park in the upcoming months but firstly he has to appoint a new manager.
Moshiri has a shortlist and has already interviewed candidates but one stands out above the rest. Sevilla manager Unai Emery is interested in the job and has reportedly had at least two meetings with Moshiri about the position.
Moshiri also has a plan to change the structure at Goodison Park and is very much looking to bring in a Director of Football to oversee transfers for the first team. Moshiri is also reportedly interested in securing the future by having a head of youth development in place, with Joe Royle reportedly in line for the role.
Emery has already worked with one of the best Directors of Football in the world, Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo, known simply as Monchi. According to reports, Monchi is set to quit Sevilla with a move to the Premier League very much in his future.
A double swoop for the Sevilla pairing may have seemed unrealistic in the past, but according to The Telegraph, Moshiri is doing his utmost to persuade the pair to swap Sevilla for Everton.
The pair are used to squad turnover
Everton could be set to lose up to eight senior players this summer, including potential moves for Romelu Lukaku and even John Stones. Monchi and Emery are used to this sort of squad turnover and have still managed to find success.
They have sold top players like Carlos Bacca, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Ivan Rakitic and Alex Vidal to bigger clubs while making a good return on their initial investment.
The Blues have been used to a similar system in the past but with new investment coming into the club, they can now go out and improve on their squad without the need to sell first.
Monchi’s apparent departure from Sevilla is reportedly surrounding investment in the squad, at Everton, he would have funds to match Moshiri’s ambition of Champions League football.
Monchi drawing interest from elsewhere
Monchi is regarded as one of Europe’s top directors of football with supreme scouting knowledge so it makes sense that he would garner interest if he was to leave Sevilla.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have both been reported as fans of Monchi but the biggest fan may be the new Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho. Mourinho and United have already reportedly made Monchi an offer and that could be the cause of his sudden exit from Sevilla.
The Blues are going to face stiff opposition for his signing this summer if he does indeed finally leave Sevilla.