Everton's move for new manager could have a positive knock-on for Irish football
Reports on Tuesday claimed the Toffees had been put up for sale
Everton have denied that they have been put up for sale by majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri.
Meanwhile, the club have been linked with an approach for West Brom manager Carlos Corberan and it could yet have a positive knock-on for Irish football.
Reports on Tuesday claimed that the Toffees had been put up for sale 24 hours after they had sacked Frank Lampard, leaving them 19th in the Premier League.
The Iranian-born businessman has been at the helm at Goodison Park since 2016 and despite heavy investment, has come under criticism from large sections of the supporters.
However, in a recent video posted to the club's official website on Tuesday, Moshiri gave a definitive "no" as the answer when asked if he would be selling the club.
Toffees circle Carlos Corberan
Having already been linked with a move for Marcelo Bielsa and, less excitingly, Sam Allardyce, Everton are reportedly interested in Carlos Corberan.
The 39-year-old has transformed the fortunes of West Brom and got them playing lovely football in the process, albeit in the Championship. Dara O'Shea (WBA captain) and Jayson Molumby are both prospering under Corberan so any switch he makes could soon see the Ireland internationals follow.
Even without bring in fresh faces, Everton have Seamus Coleman and young Irish striker Thomas Cannon on their books. Both would be seeking to impress any new arrival.
On recent struggles at Everton, Farhad Moshiri said: "The club is not for sale but I've been talking to top investors, real quality, to bridge the gap on the stadium. I can do it myself and the reason I want to do it is to bring top sport investors into Everton for some of the reasons that the fans want improvement, more talent, and we are close to having a deal done.
"It's not selling the club at all. It's just bringing more expertise in terms of global sponsorship, in terms of commercial development and a lot of specialist sport investors have this pool of knowledge. It's to secure that for Everton."
Their search for a new manager has also gotten off to a difficult after reports emerged claiming that number one target, Marcelo Bielsa, had turned down the job.
Paul Tait and Leighton Baines are taking charge on a temporary basis and are currently preparing the side for their game against top of the table Arsenal.
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