Everton have offered their vacant managerial position to former England midfielder Frank Lampard.
Lampard, 43, has been out of work for a year after being sacked as Chelsea manager last January, leaving the Blues after 18 months in charge.
Portuguese boss Vitor Pereira was also in contention for the job, but former Toffee Wayne Rooney ruled himself out.
Rafael Benitez was sacked after winning just one of his last 13 games, leaving Everton 16th in the Premier League.
More to follow.