VITOR PEREIRA is the latest boss to interview for Everton Vacancy.
The Portuguese is a free agent after the Turkish side was sacked by Fenerbahce last month.
Pereira is on a shortlist to replace axe-wielding Rafa Benitez, which also includes Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and caretaker Duncan Ferguson, although Everton are considering a wider range of candidates.
A 1-0 home defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday has raised fears they will be dragged into a relegation scrap.
But keeper Jordan Pickford is confident that the Toffees, which have not been removed since 1951, will survive.
He said: “The fight was intensity, speed. We showed that corruption.
He said, “We showed character and desire. It was just the final touch but it will come.
“This training is about working hard on the pitch and then going out there and expressing yourself with determination and we will get those results.”
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Pereira has experience in managing Porto in his home country as well as Olympiakos, 1860 Munich, Al Ahly and Shanghai SIPG.
The 52-year-old spent time in 2010/11 as an assistant manager at Porto under former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas.
Ferguson is currently in temporary charge of the Toffees after Benitez was given the boot.
Earlier in December 2019 he had a spell as caretaker boss between the dismissal of Marco Silva and the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti.
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