EVERTON are looking for their seventh manager in seven years.

Inevitably, Ange Postecoglou has been mentioned as a possible successor to Frank Lampard who was sacked yesterday.

It’s not the first time the Celtic boss has been linked with the Merseyside strugglers.

In mid-November last year, as pressure mounted on the former Chelsea and Derby gaffer, some “in-the-know” reporters were talking up a move for the Greek-Australian.

CQN said it then in our exclusive report and we’ll say it again: “Forget it, Everton – you’re wasting your time.”

SMILES BETTER…Ange Postecoglou celebrates Celtic’s 2-0 Viaplay semi-final win over Kilmarnock.

As well as proving himself to be a masterful football manager, Postecoglou is most certainly an intelligent individual.

Yes, there may be a day when he will say farewell to the east end of Glasgow, but there is no way he would contemplate going to a club that is bouncing from one disaster to another.

Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri is obviously a class act. Lampard was informed his 357-day spell in charge had come to an end during a phone call.

There has to be a better way of telling someone they are out of a job.

Lampard would have known the axe was hovering after his side’s 2-0 loss at West Ham at the weekend, the team’s eleventh defeat in their last 14 games in all competitions.

The 44-year-old ex-England international midfielder, who had 18 months left on a contract he signed on January 31 last year, won a total of 12 of his 44 games, with 23 losses. In this demanding day and age, those statistics will put you in line for a P45.

FAN-TASTIC…Ange Postecoglou and the Celtic supporters after the 9-0 triumph against Dundee United at Tannadice in August.

Postecoglou, who has also been mentioned with vacancies at Wolves, Southampton and Brighton, is rated at 25/1 in some bookies’ lists this morning with veteran Marcelo Bielsa the current favourite.

The guessing game kicked off in earnest the moment Lampard replaced his phone on its cradle and Sean Dyche, Wayne Rooney, Duncan Ferguson, Nuno Espirito Santo and Mauricio Pochettino have also been named as possibles.

It’s only a matter of time until Uncle Tom Cobley gets an honourable mention.

As we say, there may be team that could interest 57-year-old Postecoglou. It’s preposterous to believe anyone in possession of a solitary grey cell would believe Everton, a club where no manager has completed two full seasons since 2016, present an enticing proposition.

The current incumbent of the Celtic hot seat has other things on his mind just now.

Jumping ship in the direction of Merseyside is not among them.

As CQN said over two months ago, long may that continue.

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