Lucien Favre has seemingly revealed that he was not even contacted by Everton regarding their vacant managerial position.

The Toffees are on the hunt for their next manager after sacking Rafa Benitez earlier this month, with Frank Lampard seemingly set for the position after a protracted hunt for the Spaniard’s replacement.

A whole host of names have been linked with the position, with the Everton board publicly flopping between candidates over the last week and a half.

Favre is one of the names that Everton fans had on their list of preferred candidates, with many believing his experience and skills would be ideal for what’s needed at Goodison Park.

His name has never seriously been in the running, though, much to the disappointment of those fans, and now Favre has seemingly indicated he was never in contention.

He’s had an interview with L’Equipe today in which they bring up how his name is ‘circulating at Everton’ at this moment in time to which Favre replies, “frankly, I’m not aware of that”.

That would suggest he was never even contacted by Everton about the job, which seems staggering given he’s available and an ideal candidate.

Perhaps his age has something to do with it, particularly given that those in charge of the Blues have gone for a younger manager in Lampard.

Still, it raises more questions about the process Everton have gone through to replace Benitez and whether it was as detailed as many believe it should have been.