He did the same with Sunderland, and also established Blackburn and West Ham as solid Premier League teams. The statement said Moyes's assistants Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay had also departed.
Silva's Portuguese compatriot Paulo Fonseca, the manager of Shakhtar Donetsk, is second favourite.
"The club was in a very hard position, but it improved as time went on". Fans have been increasingly disenchanted with the club's owners and protested at some home games.
Moyes succeeded Slaven Bilic in November, when West Ham were in the relegation zone, and guided the team to safety.
"We feel that it is right to move in a different direction".
"When a new manager comes to a certain club, they have to know what kind of football the fans are looking for". The former Gunners player is one of Pep Guardiola's assistants at Manchester City, and while it is not known to what extent he would be interest in the role, Sky Sports have alleged that formal talks will be underway as of Thursday.
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Rooney may consider reversing his decision to move to the United States if the new manager at Goodison Park wants to make him a key part of his Toffees revolution.
Speculation of Puel's future began before the final whistle had even blown at Wembley on the final day, so we can probably expect his future to be decided by the Leicester hierarchy sooner rather than later.
Allardyce was not a popular choice with the fans and the writing looked on the wall for the 63-year-old when he criticised the recent changes in the club's hierarchy on Tuesday.
"It is a privilege to be joining Everton as director of football and I am incredibly excited to take on this challenge", said Brands.
Starsport revealed yesterday that Allardyce would be sacked this week and the club have now confirmed his departure.
Experienced goalkeeper Joe Hart was left out of the squad for Russian Federation, as was Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere who between them have been capped more than 100 times.
However Everton are hopeful of agreeing a compensation fee with Watford to both speed up Silva's appointment and avoid any potential ramifications. However, Silva himself was then dismissed by Watford in January with the Hornets citing disruption caused by Everton's "unwarranted approach" for a major dip in form.