Everton are set for a relegation six-pointer this weekend and the Toffees boss, Marco Silva, is under a lot of pressure at Goodison Park.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has claimed that, should Everton lose this weekend, it could be Marco Silva’s last game in charge of the Toffees, before naming a manager he feels “would be a target” for the Goodison Park side.
Everton drew 1-1 with Spurs at Goodison Park last weekend, but the performance itself was not particularly brilliant, the Toffees showing a lack of attacking intent and having to rely on very late goal from Cenk Tosun to rescue a point.
The Blues have performed well below expectations so far this season and are currently sat in 17th place in the Premier League table, with a relegation six-pointer against 18th-placed Southampton on the south coast coming up this weekend.
Nicholas described Everton as “vulnerable away from home” and, even though he does not see a game “marked with goals”, he still tips the Saints to secure a narrow win – 1-0, to be precise – and, in the event of Silva being dismissed, he believes David Moyes could be sought after by the Toffees.
“Southampton have come back a little bit in terms of credibility,” Nicholas wrote on Sky Sports News. “They have not played badly in the two games against Man City for which they gained credibility, but what did they get? Nothing. It got rid of the embarrassment and anger, whereas Everton are still so vulnerable away from home.
“It is not a game marked with goals. Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond will carry a threat, but this could be Marco Silva’s last game in charge if he loses – I think David Moyes would be a target if it goes badly for Everton. These teams should score goals with the vulnerable opposing defences but it will be a narrow win.”