Former Lyon manager Jean-Luc Vasseur is to become the new Everton Women boss, replacing the outgoing Willie Kirk, according to reports.

Kirk was sacked on Saturday following successive defeats to to Arsenal and Manchester City.

Vasseur managed Lyon for two years, but his stay was brought to a premature conclusion in April when his side were defeated in the Champions League Quarter Final by rivals Paris Saint Germain on away goals.

The Frenchman, who won five trophies at the club including a League and Champions League double, will sign a deal keeping him on Merseyside until 2024.

In his time at Lyon, he was awarded the UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year award, for the success he oversaw at the French side.

The 52-year-old also has experience in the men’s side of the game, playing for clubs such as PSG and Saint-Etienne; he also managed the likes of Reims and Paris FC.

Women’s Sports Journalist Josh Bunting is not impressed with the potential appointment, who he feels was not up to the job at Lyon.

Portuguese Sports Journalist Ines Braga Sampaio feels Vasseur’s rumoured new job will be indicative of his true coaching powers, having managed a squad of superstars at Lyon.

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