Carlo Ancelotti has been confirmed as the next Real Madrid manager, meaning that Everton are looking for a new manager just eighteen months into his contract.
Ancelotti has been announced as the successor to Zinedine Zidane after personal discussions with Madrid's president, Florentino Perez.
The move ends an 18-month stay at Goodison Park for the Italian and sees him rejoin the club with whom he won the UEFA Champions League in 2013-14.
Everton target replacements
The Times report that Everton majority shareholder is reportedly targeting West Ham United manager David Moyes for interview about the vacancy, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo and Eddie Howe.
Moyes has been offered a three-year contract as recompense for leading West Ham to their highest Premier League finish in 22 years, but this has still to be signed.
Both Howe and Espirito Santo are without a club, with Nuno leaving at the end of the 2020-21 season. Howe has been out of work since leaving Bournemouth by mutual consent in the summer of 2020.
Ancelotti shed some light on Seamus Coleman's contract situation at the end of the 2020-21 season.
The Republic of Ireland captain has yet to sign a deal with the club and his current deal runs out at the end of the 2021-22 season.
Ancelotti was clear that he did not anticipate the Everton captain going anywhere in the near future.
“I don’t think we have to talk about the contract," the Champions League-winning coach told Everton's website.
“The contract that Seamus has with the club and this team is forever.
“It doesn’t mean one-year long or two years long. Seamus’ contract with Everton is forever.”