The Toffees have been searching for a new boss ever since sacking Ronald Koeman at the end of October, and interim manager David Unsworth’s chances were seemingly dashed on Thursday night as the club lost 5-1 at home to Atalanta in the Europa League.
The Merseyside club have been linked with Watford’s Marco Silva for some time now, but according to Odds Checker, O’Neill is now the out-and-out front-runner, with some bookies pricing him as the 4/6 favourite following a flurry of bets.
The Irishman hasn’t been involved in club football since leaving Sunderland in 2013, and has been in charge of the Republic of Ireland ever since.
Is Martin O’Neill the manager that Farhad Moshiri was referring to today, when he said that a new appointment was very close? pic.twitter.com/DTBVbUgNbj
— Dave Vitty (@davidvitty) November 24, 2017
But their failure to reach next year’s World Cup might have prompted O’Neill to weigh-up his options – so is he really on the brink of becoming Everton’s new manager?