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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Eddie Howe is linked to the Everton manager job...again

In today’s links: Beef between Pickford and Gana? Niasse to the World Cup? DCL getting called up?

Everton v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Why not Eddie Howe? The boyhood blue has become a forgotten name in Everton’s rumoured search for their next manager. The 40-year-old has been at the helm of Bournemouth since 2012 after previously managing the Cherries from 2008-2011, coming up through their academy and playing for the club for the vast majority of his career. During his time in charge, he has helped Bournemouth earn promotion from League Two, League One and the Championship to where they are currently in the Premier League. At that club, this is an incredible achievement that shouldn’t be overlooked. He deserves the chance to prove himself on a bigger stage if he desires.

A number of jobs in England’s top flight could come open this summer, but doesn’t Everton just seem like the perfect landing spot? They aren’t a Champion’s League club, but they could become one if the right buttons are pushed. He supported the Toffees as a young lad. And there wouldn’t be quite the pressure of an Arsenal or elsewhere.

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Thursday’s Toffee Bites

Bournemouth sure Eddie Howe will stay this summer - Mirror Online
The Arsenal and Everton jobs could both be available, with Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce feeling the heat.

Evans' Wonder Strike No Surprise To Unsworth - EvertonFC.com
Everton Under 23s boss David Unsworth hailed Antony Evans’ “top-drawer” finish after the midfielder's free-kick set the young Blues on their way to a 2-0 victory over Swansea City on Monday night.

Is there a problem between two of Everton FC's key players? - Daily Post
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher spotted something in the Blues' defeat at Burnley.

England ready to hand Dominic Calvert-Lewin first senior call-up - Mirror Online
Forward whose goal won last summer's U20 World Cup final a candidate to understudy likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.

What and How to Watch

UEFA Europa League: Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
CSKA Moscow vs Olympique Lyon, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Borussia Dortmund vs Salzburg, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
AC Milan vs Arsenal, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Lazio vs Dynamo Kyiv, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Red Bull Leipzig vs Zenit, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Olympique Marseille vs Athletic Club, 3:05 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Sporting CP vs Viktoria Pizen, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
MLB: Tigers at Pirates, 1:05 p.m. ET, MLBN
Giants at Mariners, 8:40 p.m. ET, MLBN
NBA: Celtics at Timberwolves, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Spurs at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT

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