Everton considering Portuguese boss as Duncan Ferguson replacement

Toffees are reportedly keen to appoint Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira as their new coach. Merseyside club want the 51-year-old manager in charge in time for this weekend’s trip to Man United in the Premier League.

It is understood that there have been talks with the Portuguese tactician and Everton are willing to table a three-year contract at Goodison Park. But the report explains that Chinese club are “desperate” to keep Vitor and have even offered a major £25m a year contract to remain in China.

Toffees’ caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson led the team to a 3-1 victory against Chelsea at the weekend, but it seems like the Merseyside club want to name a permanent successor to Marco Silva quickly.

Everton are only two points above the relegation places despite beating Blues, and it would make sense to appoint their next coach as soon as quickly. Pereira is a well-experienced manager that previously worked under Andre Villas-Boas and has had several positions since.

He won two league trophies in his homeland Liga NOS with Porto, as well as winning a Greek top-flight title with Olympiakos and a Chinese Super League title with Shanghai SIPG. A trip to Theatre of Dreams to face an in-form Red Devils is a tough assignment at the weekend, so it will be intriguing to see who sits in the Toffees hot seat.