Wayne Rooney is now the second favourite to land the vacant managerial position at Everton with current interim manager Duncan Ferguson the favourite to secure the role after Rafa Benitez’s sacking.
Everton have been on an atrocious run over the past few years with managers, shown by the fact they have gone through five of them in the past five years, with each manager style very different and just not working out at all. For example, going from Ronald Koeman - who likes a possession style of football - to then appointing Sam Allardyce who likes his teams without the ball in a very rigid defensive structure, says more about the club than anything else.
Whilst going through these managers, the Toffees haven’t had a clear transfer policy. They keep buying players suited to their current manager, leaving the next head coach that takes over with a squad that is very unbalanced with signings from seven different managers.
What Rooney is experiencing at Derby County currently makes Everton look like a well-run club, which is more than alarming for Everon fans. The overspending under previous managers has moulded Rooney’s life as Derby gaffer, leading to him not only having to sell a lot of first team players, but also having to endure a season with a 21-point deduction.