Much like Tottenham, Everton are navigating the sea of managerial targets, without really finding a clue on the horizon to focus on.
Drifting somewhat aimlessly, the Toffees have been linked with a multitude of names, ranging from Nuno Espirito Santo to Rafa Benitez, yet no target has tickled the Everton fanbase in the right places as much as Christophe Galtier, who is currently pushing for an exit from Lille after winning them the Ligue 1 title last season.
Seen by some at Sport Witness to be the ideal man for the job, the Frenchman was seemingly targeted by the Toffees brass, although their attempts don’t appear to have been met with much enthusiasm by the man in question.
RMC Sport on Monday claim the former Saint-Etienne manager is heading towards accepting the role at OGC Nice, where he is ‘expected in the next few days’.
In order to bring Galtier in, the Ligue 1 side are willing to pay €2-3m, and that appears to be the fee that will be reluctantly accepted by Lille.
Seemingly seduced by Julien Fournier, Nice’s director of football, the manager will now have turned down both Lyon and Everton.
That’s because RMC Sport state the Toffees ‘had made him one of their priorities to replace Carlo Ancelotti, but the Lille manager perhaps expected better’.
So an approach was seemingly made, but Galtier simply wasn’t enthused enough to seriously consider continuing his career at Goodison Park.