David Moyes is out of a job following his sacking by Manchester United and there is a sequence of events, which could see him end up back at Everton where he made his name in the contemporary game.
Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal is still up in the air.
The Gunners look as though they are going to pip Everton to fourth place but failure to win the FA Cup would mean another season without silverware which may prompt the powers that be at the Emirates not to renew Wenger’s deal.
Barcelona are likely to relieve Gerardo Martino of first team duties at the Nou Camp, with the Spanish champions out of the Champions League and trailing in the title race, with Atletico Madrid likely to be the new champions.
Wenger’s name has been mentioned in relation to the job and should he find himself out of work in North London, he may go to a club filled with players ideally suited to his attacking mentality.
That leaves Arsenal without a manager, which is where Roberto Martinez comes in.
Jurgen Klopp, previously tipped for the Arsenal job, has made it clear that he’s not leaving Borussia Dortmund any time soon and that creates the possibility that Arsenal could focus on Everton’s Spaniard to fill the void.
Martinez is one of the most passionate and intelligent managers in the modern game and someone suited to taking on the magnitude of a big club as demonstrated by his position at Everton.
Could Martinez resist the chance, the very realistic chance, of winning domestic and European silverware in charge of an Arsenal side that houses some of the best players in European football? Perhaps not.
That would leave Goodison Park empty of a boss and Moyes, one of the longest serving managers in English football during his first spell with the Toffees, would be available.
There is a very clear and reasonable argument to suggest that Everton have moved on but if there’s anyone who knows the Merseyside club well, it’s their former boss.
Of course this is hypothetical and relies on one party moving for the domino effect to begin but there is a scenario which could see fans appeased who were sorry to see Moyes leave in the first place.