Louis Van Gaal soars up the betting as Everton’s manager search continues

The money has come in for the former Man United boss to take over at Goodison Park…


Louis van Gaal has emerged as a leading contender for the vacant Everton manager’s job, as the Toffees continue to come unstuck in their search for a new boss.

The former Manchester United man is now third-favourite in the betting at 5/1, behind seemingly unwanted caretaker chief David Unsworth (3/1), and the seemingly ungettable Marco Silva (8/11).

Original favourite Sean Dyche remains amongst the front-runners in the market at 6/1, but every other contender is seen as a long-shot by the bookies.

Asked about the possibility of a return to England for LVG spokesman Paddy Power said: “Everton’s search for a new manager has been tediously slow, calculated and without much end product – which could explain why LVG has emerged as a contender for the role.

“The board, it is said, want a big name – which Louis Van Gaal certainly counts as.”


8/11       Marco Silva
3/1         David Unsworth
5/1         Louis Van Gaal
6/1         Sean Dyche
16/1       Sam Allardyce
25/1       Martin O’Neill
25/1       Guus Hiddink
25/1       Carlo Ancelotti

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