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Everton set to interview Wayne Rooney for the managerial role

Bertrand Traore

Everton is reportedly ready to interview Derby County manager Wayne Rooney for the vacant managerial position as per the report in the English outlet The Telegraph

After keeping only seven months in charge, the Toffees hierarchy has decided to dismiss Rafael Benítez. The Merseyside club started the season on a higher note under the former Liverpool boss but could not continue their winning run and have won only one game in the last 13 Premier League games. 

According to the report, Everton is set to interview Wayne Rooney for the managerial position along with Frank Lampard. They both have been serious candidates for the job and if the interview goes well with any of them then one of them could become the next Toffees boss. 

Indeed, Rooney is a boyhood Everton fan and played for the club in two different spells. The Derby County manager knows all about the club and could be a fan appeasing appointment by the club’s hierarchy. 

Meanwhile, the Manchester United legend is currently doing an excellent job with Derby County in the Championship and might not finish the season with the Rams if the interview does go well. 

Will Wayne Rooney be a good fit for Everton? 

Although the appointment of Wayne Rooney could please the Merseyside fans. Frank Lampard would be a better candidate for the managerial job. The former United man has no experience of managing a team in the Premier League and therefore, the Englishman could struggle in a much more competitive league. 

On the other hand, Frank Lampard did a better job during his time at Derby County in the Champions. And also did a very good job with Chelsea, helping the Blues to secure the Champions League spot. So, Lampard will be a better candidate to take over the managerial position at Goodison Park. 

The former midfielder’s playing style will excite the blue half of the Merseyside club. And he should be the right man to bring the best out of an underperforming Everton side. So, it will be interesting to see what the Toffees hierarchy decide to do about the vacant managerial situation. 

Meanwhile, Duncan Ferguson will continue to coach the team until the next manager arrives at Goodison. And his primary job will be to let a talented squad player free-flowing football and accumulate as many points as possible in the next few games. 

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