Everton have added former Lyon manager Rudi Garcia to their list of potential replacements for Carlos Ancelotti, according to the latest reports from France.

Newspaper L’Equipe reveals this evening that the Toffees have ‘established contacts’ with the 57-year-old.

The report makes it clear that there’s nothing advanced at this time, as the competition for the Goodison Park job is pretty tough.

Garcia’s entourage, however, consider Everton to be a ‘credible’ track. They are just not getting overexcited with these initial contacts because there are other strong names that the Toffees have on their list.

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The manager left Lyon in May, and according to L’Equipe, had already been planning to take a new job as soon as possible. Now as Everton must resume training between the end of June and the beginning of July, they can’t take too long to choose their next boss.

L’Equipe recalls that the Toffees were already linked with the likes of Rafael Benitez, Steven Gerrard and Christophe Galtier over the past couple of weeks.

And they’re happy to be the first to report that Garcia is on the list as well.