Frank de Boer is in line to becoming the next Everton manager and has made his pitch to become Roberto Martinez’s successor on Friday, the Daily Mail reports.
It is understood that talks between the former Holland defender’s representative Guido Albers and Goodison officials took place on Friday.
De Boer is available after stepping down from his role as Ajax manager this week and is interested in the job.
Albers is likely to be a pivotal figure in Everton’s search for a new boss. He also represents Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, who remains Everton’s No 1 target to replace Martinez.
De Boer is looking for a new challenge after leaving Ajax and believes Goodison Park is the right destination for him.
His twin brother Ronald said: “Frank is very much interested in the job. He has taken his coaching career step by step. He started with the Under 12s, then the Under 19s and then he took over from Martin Jol (as senior Ajax boss).
“He is now ready for the next step. Frank has already showed with his five and a half years at Ajax he brings something extra into the game.
“The Everton board, of course, have to agree with it and there are a lot of other candidates who are capable of doing the job. We will wait and see.”
One of those, Koeman, has distanced himself from the post, saying he will hold talks over a new deal at St Mary’s. “I am manager of Southampton, and as I mentioned last week, everybody knows I have one more year (on my current) contract,” said Koeman.