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Danny Murphy backs the idea of Jose Mourinho possibly becoming Everton manager

Marco Silva manager of Everton steps from the team bus during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Everton FC at Vicarage Road on February 9, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom.

Everton manager Marco Silva is coming under increasing pressure for side's performances this season.

Manchester United manager José Mourinho watches on from the dug out  during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on December 16, 2018 in Liverpool,...

talkSPORT pundit Danny Murphy has backed the idea of Jose Mourinho possibly becoming Everton manager and claimed that his appointment would make the club 'bigger'.

In the summer, Marco Silva replaced Sam Allardyce in the Goodison Park dugout, with the Englishman only being in the job for half a season following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.

After another summer of big spending, the Toffees have found it tough to find their groove under Silva, who has been coming under pressure by the supporters.


After it was suggested to Murphy that the recently-sacked Mourinho would be a very good appointment for Everton, the former Liverpool man didn't dismiss the idea of it happening one day. 

"I don't think it is that a crazier thought because of the financial clout they have got," Murphy told Jim White on talkSPORT on 11/02/2019 at 12:15 pm. "It's a delicate one because when you start at Everton you want to give the manager a chance 

"I don't think all Evertonians will go for that. He is a certain type. He's very marmite, Mourinho and it could be an expensive risk. He has won stuff and he has good contacts with agents and players.

"I think maybe not yet. Its one of those things where that could happen further down the line - I don't think it's that crazy. If Everton are looking to get bigger and want to compete why not get a manager who has competed."

Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United greets Manager Marco Silva of Everton ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford on October 28,...

During his career, Mourinho has managed the likes of Porto, Inter, Chelsea, Real Madrid and most recently he was dismissed from his post as Manchester United manager.

Wherever the much-talked-about Porteguse has gone, he has lifted silverware, whether it be winning the treble with Inter or his numerous Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge.  

Nonetheless, Silva is hoping to turn the tide at Goodison Park and produce some wins to ease the pressure on his and the player's shoulders.

They have won only three matches since the turn of the year and two of them came against bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield Town and League One outfit Lincoln City in the FA Cup.

Richarlison of Everton reacts as he is substituted by Marco Silva manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Everton FC at Vicarage Road on February 9, 2019...

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