Six contenders to replace David Moyes at Everton

David Moyes' departure from Everton at the end of the season will leave the Goodison Park club with a huge void to fill.

Moyes was yesterday confirmed as the new Manchester United manager on a six-year contract following the announcement of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

Here we look at who could be in contention to take over at Goodison Park.

Roberto Martinez has guided Wigan to this weekend's FA Cup Final. Credit: PA


The Spaniard, who interested Liverpool last summer, has won many admirers with his brand of football at Wigan and his ability to work on a budget may appeal to the Goodison hierarchy.

Neil Lennon has impressed in guiding Celtic to the Champions League knock-out rounds this year. Credit: PA


The Celtic boss may feel he has done all he can in Scotland, especially with the loss of Old Firm games. Has European experience, having beaten Barcelona this season, which would appeal to the Toffees.

Vitor Pereira would represent another Porto coach to move on to the Premier League, after Mourinho and Villas-Boas. Credit: PA


The 44-year-old has enjoyed two hugely-successful seasons since succeeding Andre Villas-Boas as Porto coach and is out of contract in the summer, which means Everton would not have to pay compensation. Unknown quantity in British football, however.

Michael Laudrup has picked up silverware in his first season in English football. Credit: PA


Winning a trophy in his first season in English football has only enhanced the Dane's reputation, having been lauded for his work with the Swansea side in the short term. Has managerial experience in four countries in addition to a glittering playing career.

Phil Neville worked under David Moyes for eight seasons at Everton. Credit: PA


The Toffees captain is scheduled to leave the club to extend his playing career but could possibly be tempted to stay if it was as manager, having turned down a job on the coaching staff. Will assist England Under-21s this summer but would be a leap of faith by the Everton board.

Mark Hughes has been out of a job since being sacked by QPR in November. Credit: PA


Hughes, a former Everton player, has already expressed his interest. Sacked by QPR in November, his appointment would likely be unpopular among the majority of fans.