Everton could again be in the market for a new manager this summer.
After losing 1-0 at Watford on Saturday afternoon, Everton manager Sam Allardyce is under huge pressure – and speculation suggests that he could be replaced at the end of the season.
The Toffees only appointed Allardyce as Ronald Koeman's replacement back in November, but he already finds himself under pressure after just two wins in 2018.
With five away defeats in a row in all competitions, Allardyce's initial boost to the Everton squad has certainly vanished, and he could pay with his job at the end of the season.
The Daily Star report that majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is already considering replacements for Allardyce, with Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca believed to be a top target having also been wanted in November.
Everton would have to move quickly to land the impressive Portuguese boss though, as The Telegraph claim that he is also a target for Arsenal as they consider life after Arsene Wenger.
Another manager strongly linked with Everton is Marco Silva, given that the Toffees made huge bids to land him after Koeman's exit but couldn't tempt Watford into letting him go, only for the Hornets to sack Silva in January, making him free to move on.
With fans unhappy, Everton supporters have taken to Twitter to claim that they think Fonseca is little more than a pipedream, feeling that there is little chance of the Toffees landing him and that his name is only being floated to get fans excited.
Many added that they think Silva will ultimately be Allardyce's replacement, given how strongly Moshiri pursued him just months ago and the fact that he is unattached heading towards the summer.
Realistically, I feel #EFC are going to release names like Fonseca to the media, but I think we will go for, and end up with Silva. It’s been the case the past few times where the big names are linked, and we end up with the ‘realistic’ and more centred option.— Stephen Fagan (@StephenFagan117) February 28, 2018
Personally think itll be Silva or Dyche next season. You don’t throw upwards of £15m at a manager An then drop interest. Dyche was a top target too. Fonseca will be the number one but I feel he’ll go to a club in CL. Simeone is a no go, he’ll go to a top top side. #efc— Der Ketwig Kaiser (@DerKetwigKaiser) February 28, 2018
Everton literally need to off load 13 players and replace them with roughly 7 in the summer, in my opinion. Aswel as appoint Marco Silva as manager. I think this will be the biggest summer in the club's history! #EFC— MCOD84 (@MCOD84) February 26, 2018
Can see Fonseca holding out for arsenal and us ending up with Silva come end of season. Surely it’s over the wenger at the end of this season.— Dave Sullivan (@bittertoffee) February 28, 2018
My fear is neither Enrique or Simeone will want to come to Everton. Wenger will retire after this season, and then Fonseca will take the job at Arsenal.— Ryan Snead (@RyanSnead) February 28, 2018
Leaving Marco Silva. Unlike the others, he is not a proven winner. https://t.co/pUWRIna9p1
Fonseca this simeone that we’re getting Marco silva so sit down an stop being excited— Joe Harrison (@J_Harrison1878) February 28, 2018