Why do Evertonians make bad managers

Last weeks sacking of David Weir by Sheffield United continued a long run of ex-Everton players failing in management. From double League Champion winning captain Kevin Ratcliffe, through to Weir and Carsley, it is a long time since an established Everton player went on to become a successful manager. Not since Joe Royle, has an … Continue reading Why do Evertonians make bad managers

Martinez looks to follow Kendall and Catterick on road to glory

As Roberto Martinez prepares for his first competitive match at Goodison Park, we have trawled through the record books (thanks to Everton Results), to see how all 13 of our former managers performed on their Goodison debut. It is fair to say that Martinez will be looking to continue a long tradition of getting off … Continue reading Martinez looks to follow Kendall and Catterick on road to glory

Opening Day Blues!

Everton kick off the Premier League season today with a trip to Carrow Road to take on Chris Hughton’s Norwich City. Ahead of the first official fixture of the Roberto Martinez era we have taken a look back at the Toffees record on the opening day of the season and it is certainly a mixed … Continue reading Opening Day Blues!

Everton’s worst ever manager?

January 7th 1994, the day Peter Johnson, the then Everton chairman, made one of the worst decisions in the history of Everton Football Club, a decision so bad, that within 4 months it had almost cost Everton their place in the Premier League. The decision to appoint the silver-haired Mike Walker as Everton manager was … Continue reading Everton’s worst ever manager?

Royle still regrets selling Kanchelskis

In an exclusive interview for FourFourTwo magazine, former Everton manager Joe Royle has revealed his ongoing regret over the sale of Andrei Kanchelskis and how if he was faced with the same situation again he would have handled the situation very differently. Royle signed Kanchelskis during the summer of 1995 on the back of Everton's … Continue reading Royle still regrets selling Kanchelskis

Should we have appointed from within?

For the first time in over a decade Everton had a managerial vacancy, and for the first time in memory, non of the genuine candidates had any previous connection to the Blues. We all now know that Bill Kenwright interviewed Alan Stubbs, David Weir and Phil Neville in relation to the managers position, but in … Continue reading Should we have appointed from within?

Cup heartbreak that cost Harvey the top job

This weekend Everton travel to face Oldham Athletic in the 5th Round of the FA Cup, with the Blues looking to take a step closer to a possible return to Wembley. Back in 1990, also in the 5th Round of the Cup, Everton were again drawn away to play Oldham, at the time managed by … Continue reading Cup heartbreak that cost Harvey the top job