This week has seen the Everton suspected manager pool shrink with Lucien Favre accepting the job at OGC Nice in the French Ligue 1.
Meanwhile Sevilla have come out to comment that Unai Emery is not interested in leaving the club, so this seems much the same as the current situation with Ronald Koeman.
Everton will need to move quickly soon unless these comments from Sevilla and Southampton are simply posturing to increase potential compensation from the Toffees.
Comments from Favre clearly blame Everton for moving too slow as the reason he took the Nice job. That seems a case of Favre trying to make himself look better. While he is more than likely to be on the shortlist perhaps he was near the bottom and Favre knew it.
Nice is not a bad job, but I'm assuming if Everton had expressed more interest Favre would have waited longer.
While Favre is of the list there are rumors around as recently as today that while Koeman is a no-go there has been some progress with Emery, who is reportedly meeting Everton this week.
If Emery is the final choice I expect the process to take a bit longer since he is currently under contract with another team. If that is the case compensation talks with Sevilla could take some added time.