Everton have begun a search for a new manager in the expectation that the club will retain its Premier League status in Sunday's final round of fixtures.Candidates have been sounded out as potential replacements for Sean Dyche, who was appointed at the end of January in order to keep the troubled Merseyside club in the division.
Dyche has taken 18 points from his 17 matches leaving Everton two points ahead of Leicester City and Leeds United with a game remaining.
A home win over Bournemouth this weekend will secure 17th place for a second consecutive season. Record Sport understands that Everton have made initial contact with Botafogo coach Luis Castro.
The Portuguese coach is in his second season of a two-year contract at the Rio de Janeiro club, who currently lead the Campeonato Brasileiro's Serie A after winning the Taca Rio.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk