Everton’s first choice to become their new manager Vitor Pereira has dropped out of the race.
Pereira has a glowing resume.
This includes back to back titles in Portugal with Porto, and a domestic league and cup double with Olympiacos in Greece.
Pereira who is currently the manager of Chinese Super League outfit SIPG made a statement to Sky Sports, confirming he has withdrawn himself from the process.
“It’s always an honour and I am utterly grateful to be considered on a list by a club that I have so much respect for.”
“At this point, I am still the coach of SIPG a club close to my heart in a country that is growing immensely in football.”
“Currently I am not in a position to make any other commitments.”
” I cannot decide now, I need time to think and plan my future by looking at all the options I have.”
“It’s a league I love and yes for sure I would love to consider an opportunity in the future.”
Club legend Duncan Ferguson has assumed the role of caretaker manager, but the rumored shortlist of candidates under consideration is Carlo Ancelotti, Unai Emery, and David Moyes.
There may even be a surprise candidate or two in the running.