Everton sacked Roberto Martinez on Thursday following a disappointing campaign for the Toffees.
They currently sit 12th in the table and will finish outside of the top ten in the Premier League for the second successive year.
That is a position far below where a team of their talent should be, and it ultimately cost the Spaniard his job.
Talk of who will succeed him at Goodison Park has already begun, with a number of names likely to be linked to the vacant hot seat.
Chief among their targets appears to be Southampton boss Ronald Koeman, although it seems they will have to wait before discussing any deal with him.
The Dutchman has already told Farhad Moshiri that he will not talk about any move until after the season has ended, according to the Daily Mail.
When those talks do happen, the Blues face a fight to convince him into a move as he eyes a job further up the football ladder.
Undeterred, Farhad Moshiri is wiling to offer him big wages and a big transfer fund to try and secure his signature.