Super Eagles player Alex Iwobi is set to have a new manager in the dugout in the EPL after it has been revealed that negotiations between Everton and Shanghai SIPG boss Vitor Pereira are expected to begin in the next 24 hours.
The club sacked Marco Silva yesterday after Wednesday’s 5-2 defeat to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby left them 18th in the Premier League.
It is understood the Portuguese coach held talks with Chelsea in the summer, however they were put off by Pereira’s contract in Shanghai, believed to be in the region of £30m a year.
In recent weeks, both Arsenal and Watford are also thought to have been in contact with Pereira over their vacant manager’s positions.
It is understood he is willing to consider an offer from Everton. The Portuguese has also managed in Turkey with Fenerbahce and in Greece with Olympiakos, as well as a stint with Porto.
He was also considered by the Toffees as Moyes’ replacement before the club settled on Roberto Martinez in 2013.
The 51-year-old is currently one of the highest-paid coaches in the world and was recently offered the job of managing the Chinese national team.