Everton and Arsenal clearly had no plan B

Marco Silva was axed by Everton.

Everton and Arsenal have yet to appoint new managers, which would suggest they had no plan b after axing Marco Silva and Unai Emery.

Tottenham wasted no time in bringing in Jose Mourinho, which would suggest they already had the deal lined up following months of uncertainty regards the future of Mauricio Pochettino.

However, the opposite is true at both the Emirates Stadium and Goodison Park, as supporters of both clubs anxiously await news on who their next new manager will be.

Again it would suggest that neither of these clubs had an idea of who they would like to bring in and made the decision to sack Silva and Emery without having a replacement lined up and ready to go.


It could well be that their number one choices are currently in work and cannot be lured away just yet. Either way, from the outside looking in, both clubs would appear to be in a bit of limbo regards who their next manager will be.

Yes both clubs will want to take their time to a certain extent to make sure they get the right man for the job, but surely all the homework should have been done some time ago. Silva and Emery have been under pressure for a good couple of months.

There are of course top quality managers out there who could step into a job right away. The biggest names being Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino, but both seem happy to bide their time after leaving Juventus and Spurs respectively.

And who can blame them. Some big jobs could be up for grabs soon. Zinedine Zidane is always under pressure at Real Madrid, as is Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona. Hansi Flick is in interim charge at Bayern Munich but that position is sure to be vacant at some point in the near future. Pochettino and Allegri will be in demand for such jobs.

Brendan Rodgers has committed his future to Leicester City and Nuno Espirito Santo says he will not leave Wolves. There is also a suggestion that Mikel Arteta will not leave Manchester City until the end of the season.

Rafael Benitez has ruled himself out of the running for both jobs, stating he is happy with Dalian Yifang in China.

So do not be too surprised if Duncan Ferguson gets the Everton job until the end of the season, while the same could be said of Freddie Ljungberg at Arsenal.

The situations at both of these clubs could also give West Ham plenty of food for thought as they decide whether or not to sack Manuel Pellegrini. Who would replace him?