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Everton set sights on Rangnick

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Everton’s manager search took a new twist on Wednesday night as owner¬†Farhad Moshiri weighed up an approach for RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper claims that Rangnick, 59, is now in Moshiri’s sights after a ¬£10million-plus offer for Marco Silva failed to prise him from Watford.

The Mail report that Everton accept that the Portugese is out of reach this season and German mastermind Rangnick is now a firm contender to replace Ronald Koeman as permanent manager.

It is said that Rangnick had been interviewed by Everton in 2013 ahead of Roberto Martinez’s appointment at Goodison Park.

The 59-year-old is currently overseeing RB Leipzig’s rise to the top of the standings in Germany after switching from the dugout to the boardroom.

The ex-Schalke and Hoffenheim manager oversaw two promotions in three years with Leipzig before changing his role to a sporting director.

OPINION

Rangnick is a fascinating candidate. He has an impressive track record of invigorating small clubs such as Hoffenheim and Leipzig and establishing them as major players in the Bundesliga and across Europe. Rangnick has a knack of finding hidden gems and polishing them into diamonds, with imminent Liverpool arrival Naby Keita one shining example. His wide skill set makes him attractive, but the German mastermind has never managed outside of Germany and Austria. A gamble, or a potentially brilliant coup?

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