Former Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has become one of the favourites to take over from the recently sacked Marco Silva to become the new Everton boss.
The Croatian coach was in attendance in the Toffees’ stunning 3-1 home win over Chelsea where young striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a brace.
The win over the Blues was led by Everton legend and former striker Duncan Ferguson who has helped Everton move out from the relegation zone to 14th.
His successful managerial debut for the club has meant that the bookies have made him the odds on favourite to take the job with his odds being set at 9/4 to become the next permanent manager.
Meanwhile, Niko Kovac’s odds have been slashed from 50/1 to 5/2 after he was spotted in the stands of Goodison Park.
Kovac has a superb CV for such a young career manager both the Croatian national team and German club Eintracht Frankfurt which earned him a move to European giants Bayern Munich.
He was appointed by the Bavarians following a hugely successful time at Frankfurt where he managed to upset his future employers by beating them in the DFB Pokal final with Frankfurt in his last game in charge for the club.
Odds of Next Permanent Everton Manager
9/4- Duncan Ferguson
5/2- Niko Kovac
4/1- David Moyes
5/1- Vitor Pereira
10/1- Mauricio Pochettino
Kovac helped Frankfurt become a powerhouse in the Bundesliga, and help lead them to a Europa League place.
His time at Bayern Munich was successful and trophy-laden but his style of play and relationship with the players deteriorated meaning he had to be let go earlier this campaign.
Kovac joined Die Roten in the start of the 2018/19 season where he led the team to a domestic double, which was the bare minimum for a club of Bayern’s stature. He also won the German Super Cup in the same campaign.
However, he was under heavy criticism for a huge part of the season having let rivals Dortmund have a nine-point lead at one stage in the season.
His tactics in the Champions League did also come under question from the bosses at the club albeit it was against Liverpool who went on to become the winners.
The 48-year-old’s time at the Allianz Arena came at an abrupt end this campaign after a devastating 5-1 loss to his former club Eintracht Frankfurt.
His relative successes at both Frankfurt and Bayern Munich could help him turn the ship around at Everton who are only a point above the relegation zone.