Ronald, brother to Frank de Boer says the tactician is keen on the Everton Manager’s role, though he added that:

“It’s not up to him to make the move, that’s up to the club.”

The Toffees have also been linked with Southampton boss Ronald Koeman and Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez following the sacking of current coach, Roberto Martinez. Benitez is an “almost perfect fit” for Everton, former England defender Danny Mills told BBC Radio 5 live. He said the former Liverpool boss would be open to a return to Merseyside.

Mills said:

“He lives there, his family is there and he’d be happy going back.

He also added it was “not beyond the realms of possibility” that Benitez ended up Everton and Martinez replaced him at Newcastle, where he would likely use the advantage of the clause of his contract to leave as they have been relegated.

There are other contenders in current Manchester City coach, Manuel Pellegrini, set to leave as the club has appointed Bayern boss, Pep Guardiola as the next in line from this summer. There are others in Mark Hughes, Brendan Rodgers, David Moyes, Martin O’Neill and Unai Emery. Hughes has impressed at Stoke City and Rodgers remains out of a job since being sacked by Liverpool in October. Former Toffees boss Moyes, who spent 11 years in charge at Goodison, is also available after unsuccessful stints at Manchester United and Real Sociedad. O’Neill will guide the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016 but has yet to sign a new contract for the 2018 World Cup while Emery will secure a hat-trick of Europa League titles with Sevilla if the Spanish side beat Liverpool in this season’s final.

Frank de Boer led Ajax to four straight league titles between 2011 and 2014 but missed out to PSV Eindhoven on the final day this season. He is now a free agent after leaving Ajax recently. As a player, De Boer won the Champions League and UEFA Cup with Ajax, before claiming a La Liga title with Barcelona. Martinez had promised Champions League Football when he took over from Moyes in 2013. After his first season where he led them to fifth place, he hasn’t come close. This season’s results were abysmal and this led to his sack.