With Sir Alex Ferguson retiring and David Moyes taking his position at Manchester United, we could now see several other top flight managers changing clubs as Everton chairman, Bill Kenwright, tries to appoint the best man to lead The Toffees in the new season. Let's have a look at some of the candidates rumoured to be in the frame to take Moyes' position.
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It is fair to say that Wigan are the big underdogs heading into Saturday's FA Cup final against Man City.
David Moyes’ defection from Everton to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United has set off a game of musical chairs that the world of football has been waiting for. Amidst all the hyperbole surrounding Fergie’s retirement and succession, it is easy to forget that another long era, albeit one not even half his length, is at an end. So who will end up at Everton when the music stops?
Since their promotion in 2005, Wigan Athletic have survived in the Premier League by the skin of their teeth on a regular basis. From the days of Paul Jewell, through the era of Steve Bruce to the current day manager Roberto Martinez they always find a way to move away from the drop zone at the right time.
Striker Conor Sammon finally looks set to make his full Republic of Ireland debut tonight after impressing this season in the Championship with Derby County.
3 time African Player of the Year winner Samuel Eto'o is renowned for his acceleration and clinical finishing. 2 time winner Didier Drogba is renowned for his strength and power. 22 year old Nigerian Victor Moses has the potential to become renowned for all these abilities and to become Africa's next superstar.
You could have been mistaken for watching an El Classico given the openness and end-to-end action in the Wigan vs. Reading game. With Wigan heading into the game after back-to-back defeats and missing key players - most notably their captain Gary Caldwell- an open game was on the cards, particularly as Wigan stuck to their infamous 3-4-3 formation.
Whilst some people may believe Wigan Athletic have outstayed their welcome in the Premier League, the club continues to prove why they deserve their place in the top flight each year. However, they do this by not only securing a place within the top 17 of England’s first division, but also by pulling off some quite extraordinary results.
Remember when Wigan's left back scored Maynor Figueroa scored that incredible goal in 2009 from inside is own half? That was ridiculous. Figueroa has been a regular starter for Wigan going on nearly four years and he does a decent enough job. I think it would be fair to say that manager Roberto Martinez gets the best out of him.