Reading academy boss Lee Herron is a top contender for the vacant post at Everton.
Everton academy director Dr Peter Vint left his post suddenly this week just after a year after taking up the role.
Herron has developed a growing reputation as Reading have three players in the England under-15s set-up.
He also caught admiring glances from Arsenal, who are also looking to fill a vacancy after Andries Jonker left.
Reading are getting admiring glances in the industry after Herron’s impressive spell in charge, having succeeded Eamonn Dolan.