Vitor Pereira has ruled himself out of Everton manager race as search continues

Vitor Pereira has allegedly ruled himself out of the race to become the next Everton manager. Ever since Marco Silva has been sacked, the Shanghai SIPG boss has allegedly been one of the names heavily linked to the vacant position for past few days. 

However, Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the side for a rousing 3-1 victory over Chelsea on Saturday at Goodison Park while the search for a new manager is still on. 

However, despite strong rumors that Pereira could be in line to take the job, the former Porto and Olympiakos manager is committed to stay in China.

The 51-year-old, in a statement said, “It’s always an honor and I am utterly grateful to be considered on a list by a club that I have so much respect for. At this point I am still the coach of SIPG a club close to my heart in a country that is growing immensely in football. Currently I am not in a position to make any other commitments. I cannot decide now I need time to think and plan my future by looking at all the options I have. It’s a league I love and yes for sure I would love to consider an opportunity in the future.”