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Sky Sports journo shares latest update on if Everton managerial appointment is “imminent”

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An announcement for the next Everton new manager is ‘nowhere near imminent’, according to an update from Sky Sports journalist Vinny O’Connor on Monday lunchtime.

Reports suggested that there was a ‘full agreement’ with Vitor Pereira for the job [Pedro Sepulveda], while others suggest there is still interest in Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard too.

Duncan Ferguson is the current interim manager and has hopes of becoming the full-time manager if he does well, but his reign began at the weekend with a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

Now Sky Sports have reported that while there is interest in Pereira and he will ‘hold talks’ with the club, ‘an announcement or appointment is nowhere near imminent.’

Everton don’t play again until February 5th in the FA Cup against Brentford.

It seems as though there is finally some clarity around the manager’s position at the club, and that’s only a good thing for the fans.

There had been suggestions that Fabio Cannavaro was offered the job [Libero], but then it was suggested he isn’t even under consideration [Liverpool ECHO], so fans have obviously been confused.

It now looks as though the club have narrowed down their search and while a decision hasn’t been made, they are heading in the right direction.

With a week left in the transfer window, they need to act quickly if they play to help the manager with any new signings as they look to avoid relegation.

Everton are currently 16th in the league just four points above the relegation zone, with only one win in their last 14 Premier League games.