Bernard fears he will be frozen out at Everton if David Moyes succeeds Marco Silva as manager, Football Insider understands.
The Brazil international, 27, has been a regular under Silva since joining in the summer of last year on a free transfer.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that Bernard is concerned about his future if Moyes makes a sensational return to Goodison.
The diminutive winger, 27, is worried about whether he would fit in with the type of tough-tackling and cautious style of play of which the Scot is renowned.
Everton were known for their aggressive and battling qualities during Moyes’ 11-year reign, a style that he has replicated with his subsequent employers, including at his most recent club West Ham.
Bernard was signed by Everton Shakhtar Donetsk because of his technical qualities and has made 43 appearances, scoring three goals and providing four assists.
Capped 14 times by Brazil, the left-sided ace has made four league starts among seven appearances this season.
Football Insider revealed that Silva fears he is one match from the sack following a run of four consecutive defeats and that Moyes is one of the contenders to replace him.
The Portugese’s future could hinge upon the outcome of the clash against West Ham at Goodison on Saturday.
Moyes had an immensely successful spell at Everton from 2002 to 2013.
The 56-year-old was sacked by Manchester United and Real Sociedad, resigned at Sunderland after overseeing Premier League relegation and his six-month West Ham contract was not renewed.
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