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Former Everton Man Can't Believe Club's Interest In Fabio Cannavaro

Former Everton Man Can't Believe Club's Interest In Fabio Cannavaro

Everton find themselves in the midst of a search for yet another new manager, with a number of names linked with the jobs in recent days.

It has been said that Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard will both be considered for the position, while interim boss Duncan Ferguson could also be in the running. Roberto Martinez's currently return looks unlikely after a failed approach to the Belgian FA.

Another name has emerged in recent days and it is a surprising one.

It has been said that former World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro has held discussions about the job, reportedly impressing in an interview.

While the 48-year old former Ballon d'Or winner is certainly a big name, his managerial CV wouldn't necessarily fill the Everton supporters full of confidence. He has yet to coach in Europe, managing in China and Saudi Arabia, including a very brief spell in charge of the Chinese national team.

Some are baffled by the links, including Don Hutchinson.

Speaking on the BBC Radio Five Live Football Daily Podcast, the former Everton and Scotland midfielder said that he can't understand how Cannavaro is being considered for the job.

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What a story, I mean, I’m stunned to be honest. I’m not sure what CV he has to warrant a job like Everton. It’s another gamble from Farhad Moshiri. I can’t imagine it’s a Bill Kenwright pick.

I heard rumours months ago that Bill Kenwright wanted Roberto Martinez back, but Moshiri put his foot down and insisted on Rafa, and that was always going to end in tears.

They have to make sure they get this one right, and I wouldn’t be in a hurry if I was Everton. Whatever they do they mustn’t rush this appointment. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Graham Potter has to be the number one choice in my opinion. Mourinho would be a gamble still.

I’m stunned, I’ve seen the Cannavaro news and I thought ‘how?’ what is the criteria? How does he deserve a job like Everton? I’m not sure.

Wayne Rooney would seem like the obvious choice in the circumstances, although you can't rule anything out with Everton.

Were Cannavaro to get the job, it would not be a surprise to see yet another managerial appointment at Goodison Park end in heartbreak.

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Gary Connaughton
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Beleaguered Westmeath man, constantly trying to recreate the buzz of the 2004 Leinster final replay.

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