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Everton 'add former Lyon boss Rudi Garcia' to their list of candidates to replace Carlo Ancelotti... but the Frenchman faces competition from Rafa Benitez and Manuel Pellegrini to land the Goodison Park job

Everton have added former Lyon manager Rudi Garcia to their new manager shortlist after Carlo Ancelotti's shock departure, according to reports.

The Toffees have now spent over a week trying to find a replacement for the veteran Italian manager, who jumped ship to former club Real Madrid after 18 months in charge at Goodison Park.

Garcia, meanwhile, left Lyon at the end of the season just finished after guiding the Ligue 1 side to fourth in the French top-flight, thereby just missing out on the Champions League spots.

Everton have made contact with Rudi Garcia over their manager vacancy, according to reports

And according to L'Equipe, Everton have made contact with Garcia about the vacancy but negotiations are still at an early stage.