Watson wants dream job
21st November 2015
Former Tranmere boss and Everton captain Dave Watson has declared his interest for the vacant Everton job, by stating that getting the job would be his "dream" chance in the management field.
The 54 year old, who spent a total of 15 years at the Goodison Park club, has been out of management since a season long stint at Everton's neighbours across the water, Tranmere. He has been coaching at Premiership side Newcastle United since November 2011 having previously coached at Championship side Wigan.
However, this unsuccessful spell has not stopped Watson from aiming high, and Watson feels that he could manage Everton to a top 4 slot.
"Everton is the club that I feel is my club, so of course I'm interested. I've always said that it'd be my dream job if the situation arised, and it still is. People may say that I haven't got the experience, and may even look at my time at Tranmere and say that it was unsuccessful and that I couldn't manage at Premiership level, but I feel I could manage this team definitely, and if I was offered, I'd take it without a moments thought, even if it was a rolling contract, just for next season."
Asked who he'd like to come in, if it wasn't himself, Dave Watson said it'd be hard choice to make.
"It's a hard choice, whoever follows Roberto Martinez will need to be looking to play in a similar way. In my view, I'd like to see someone brought in that has a connection with the club, or a young foreign manager who has potential. In terms of names, someone like David Weir or Duncan Ferguson would be my choice, as they both know Everton inside out, but with Duncan he is a bit of a livewire, so it is probably best if it's not him."
Watson made a total of 419 appearances and scored a total of 23 goals in that time. The highlight of Watson's Everton career was when he captained them to FA Cup glory in 1995, the last time the club won silverware.