Norwegian is regarded as one of the brightest young managers on the Continent.
Everton may turn their attentions towards up-and-coming Molde head coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer if first-choice Roberto Martinez rejects their overtures to be David Moyes’s successor in the Goodison Park hot seat next season, says the Sunday Telegraph.
The Merseyside giants recently parted company with Manchester United-bound Moyes after the Scot had been with the Toffees for the past 11 years.
And now the club are on the look-out for a new manager to take over from the hugely-successful Glaswegian next campaign, with Wigan boss Martinez understood to still be Everton’s preferred candidate.
However, with the Spaniard currently back in his homeland on holiday and still to decide whether he will remain in charge of the Latics next season or not, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is busy making contingency plans in case Martinez opts to remain at the DW stadium this summer after all.
And it is the name of the the former Manchester United striker that is believed to be next on Kenwright’s short list after the Norwegian steered Molde to back-to-back title successes in 2011 and 2012.