Rod Stewart to pick new Everton manager out of tombola

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Everton have announced singer Rod Stewart will be picking the club’s new manager out of a tombola.

Owner Farhad Moshiri said the names of a dozen managerial candidates had been written on scraps of paper and placed inside the tombola following yesterday’s sacking of Frank Lampard.

12th August 2017 – Premier League – Everton v Stoke City – Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright (R) stands alongside Everton owner Farhad Moshiri – (Photo: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images).

The decision to allow an ageing glam rocker to pick Everton’s new boss out of a slowly revolving drum was reached during a late-night board meeting involving the likes of Moshiri, Bill Kenwright and Graeme Sharp.

The draw will take place this evening which fans can watch via a live stream on the club’s official website.

We caught up with Stewart in a social club near Goodison ahead of tonight’s managerial raffle and the Da Ya Think I’m Sexy singer was in good spirits.

‘This might be the most sensible recruitment process Everton have had in 10-years’, the 78-year-old crooner told Paddy Power News.

‘There are some hard b*stards in that tombola. Big Dunc, Sean Dyche, Rooney, Big Sam’.

‘Maybe they should’ve let them have a Royal Rumble instead and the last man standing gets the job?’

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 11: Duncan Ferguson of Everton confronts referee Steve Bennett during the Barclays Premiership match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park, on December 11, 2004 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

When asked who he’d like to see in the Everton hot seat, Stewart admitted:

‘I hope I pick out Sean Dyche because his voice is nice and raspy like mine’.

‘I could imagine him belting out Maggie May after a few pints of Carling down the Royal British Legion on karaoke night’.

Meanwhile, former Toffees boss Rafa Benitez has thrown his hat in the ring after admitting he has some ‘unfinished business’ at the Merseyside club.

‘It’s true, I would like to go back there and finish what I started with Everton… relegation from the Premier League’.


‘Just give me a three-year deal and let me re-sign Salomón Rondón, I guarantee we’ll be in League Two in no time’.

‘At least we’d head into a Merseyside derby with Tranmere as slight favourites for once’.

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