After a disappointing spell with Carlo Ancelotti in charge, Everton enters the 2021/22 Premier League campaign with hopes of challenging the top six and without their Italian manager.
Toffees fans watched on with envy as West Ham United and Leicester City secured Europa League football last season, with Everton passing up a number of opportunities to qualify themselves. Two points off the top six with half a dozen games remaining, a disappointing end to the season saw Ancelotti’s side finish down in 10th.
After flirting with a move to Crystal Palace, former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss, Nuno Espírito Santo, was odds on to take the reins at Everton, before Rafael Beniez got the phone call to take the job. Whilst Nuno will no doubt need to make some big changes at Goodison Park, the 47-year-old has consistently proved himself as a manager capable of exceeding expectations.
Everton’s last top six finish came under David Moyes in 2013 and the Blues are a healthy 4/1 to make the jump next season and if their young players like Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison can continue their form, they could well do so.