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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Everton connected to Claudio Ranieri for manager job

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In today’s links: Pickford aims higher, links to Kagawa and Baines is still pretty good for an old guy.

Sevilla FC v Leicester City - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

This is getting confusing. Last week, we were led to believe that a decision was not being made regarding Sam Allardyce’s future until after the season. But then there was an influx of rumours connecting a number of experienced managers to the Everton job. So, which is it? Come on, Farhad!

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Thursday’s Toffee Bites

Why Baines 'Still Has So Much To Offer' Everton - EvertonFC.com
Leighton Baines has done “exceptionally well” since returning to Everton’s team following an injury layoff and remains a key figure at Goodison Park, says former England international defender Danny Mills.

Pickford Has Belief He Can Get Even Better - EvertonFC.com
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford insists he can improve even further after a standout debut season at Goodison Park.

Transfer Rater: Alvaro Morata to Juventus, Shinji Kagawa to Everton - ESPN
Alvaro Morata to Juventus and Shinji Kagawa to Everton are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.

Report links Everton with shock move for Ranieri as Allardyce replacement - HITC
Everton have been linked with a surprise move for Claudio Ranieri.

What and How to Watch

UEFA Europa League: Olympique Marseille vs Red Bull Leipzig, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Sporting CP vs Atletico Madrid, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Salzburg vs Lazio, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
League One: Bradford City vs Shrewsbury Town, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN+
MLB: Rockies at Nationals, 7:05 p.m ET, MLBN
NHL: Devils at Lightning game 1, 7 p.m. ET, NHLN
Maple Leafs at Bruins, game 1, 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Blue Jackets at Capitals, game 1, 7:30 p.m. ET, USA
Avalanche at Predators, game 1, 9:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Sharks at Ducks, game 1, 10:30 p.m. ET, USA

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