The Toffees chose to sack manager Roberto Martinez on Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the Spaniard oversaw a crushing 3-0 defeat away at Sunderland.
With just six points taken in the last ten Premier League games, it was no surprise to see Martinez lose his job, and now the search is on for a new manager ahead of the summer transfer window.
The likes of Frank de Boer, Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes have all been mentioned for the job, but now it seems that Everton and their new shareholder Farhad Moshiri have ambitious plans with a move for Mourinho.
Mourinho has been out of work since leaving Chelsea in December, but many expect him to return to management this summer, having been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
Now, it's suggested that Everton have made an audacious approach towards Mourinho, who has won the Champions League twice and the Premier League title three times.
Landing the Portuguese manager would be a sensational coup for Everton, and whilst it seems unlikely that he would take the job at Goodison Park considering his reputation, there are few openings for him outside of Manchester United - and the chance to build something special at Everton could be appealing.
Do you think Everton could realistically appoint Mourinho?