Cape Town - David Moyes is rumoured to have join a host of prestigious managers looking to fill the void left by Roberto Martinez at Everton.
Sport24 reported earlier this month that three candidates are leading the race for Merseyside job - Ronald Koeman, Frank de Boer and Rafael Benitez.
The Blues have said Koeman would be the ideal man for the post and will have a £100m kitty during the transfer period to turn around the club's fortunes.
However, the Dutchman is guaranteed Europa League football next season at Southampton after finishing sixth behind Manchester United, whereas Everton ended the season outside the top 10 (11th).
De Boer did not extend his contract with Ajax Amsterdam and is eyeing a job in the Premier League whereas Benitez is said to be having ongoing talks with Newcastle United. The Toons are desperately looking to retain the services of the Spaniard following their relegation to the Championship. The 56-year-old is weighing up his options as he could activate the clause in his current contract that states if Magpies were to be relegated - which they were - he could leave the club.
MOYES, GIGGS JOIN THE RACE
The latest rumours suggest that Moyes along with Manuel Pellegrini, Unai Emery and Ryan Giggs have now joined the list of managers Everton are looking to employ.
Moyes spent 11 years at Goodison Park, but failed to bring any silverware to the club during his tenure. However, the Scot built a great infrastructure promoting youth and having a full go in the Cup competitions throughout his time at The Toffees. A return for Moyes would appear to be a step backwards for 138-year-old club having not had any real league success when Moyes was in charge.
Pellegrini was shown the door at Manchester City as the club finally penned Pep Guardiola to a three-year deal. The 62-year-old Pellegrini completed a Cup double when joining City after beating Sunderland in the League Cup final and securing the Premier League title in his first season at the Emirates Stadium. In his second season Pellegrini failed to win any silverware despite finishing second in the League. In his third and final season City won the League Cup and Pelegrini was hoping to guide them to their first UEFA Champions League triumph but were beaten by Real Madrid in the semi-final. Previously, the Chilean spent a season at Real Madrid and guided them to second place finish behind Barcelona in 2009/10 season before being sacked by Los Blancos. He then went on to manage Malaga and turned the clubs fortunes around after finishing fourth in the La Liga in his first full season.
Meanwhile, Emery responded to claims linking him to the Everton vacancy and has come out saying he does not see himself leaving Sevilla stating, "I'm very good at Sevilla" after he guided the La Liga side to their third consecutive Europa League title against Liverpool in Basel.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is also rumoured to have thrown his name into the mix at Everton after The Guardian linked the Red Devils assistant coach to making the move to Merseyside. With Jose Mourinho set to be announced as manager at Old Trafford, Giggs is in two minds as to whether to remain at the club or seek managerial experience elsewhere. Hiring Giggs would be a risk with the Welshman not having any real experience of managing a club.