By Wayne Veysey

8th Oct, 2019 | 12:39pm

Exclusive: Ex-Everton boss in contention to replace Marco Silva

David Moyes is in contention to replace Marco Silva at Everton if he is sacked, Football Insider has learned.

The future of the Portugese, 42, is under threat at Goodison Park following a wretched run of four consecutive defeats.

An Everton source has told Football Insider that the club would consider re-hiring Moyes among a number of other candidates if they were to dismiss Silva.

This comes after Football Insider revealed that Silva fears he is one match from the sack and the Merseyside club’s hierarchy have considered the credentials of out-of-work Laurent Blanc.

However, the ex-France, Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux manager, 53, is expected to become the new boss of Lyon following Sylvinho’s dismissal last night.

The Everton hierarchy are losing patience with Silva on the back of a dismal  run that leaves the team in the relegation zone during the current international break.

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He revealed last week that he had met with owner Farhad Moshiri in recent weeks and been given assurances he will have time to turn the club’s form around.

However, the defeat to Burnley on Saturday has altered the picture at Goodison and means the clash against West Ham at Goodison on Saturday week is a must-win fixture.

Moyes will be considered as a possible successor if Silva is given the boot after his immensely successful spell at the club from 2002 to 2013.

He has fared less impressively since leaving Goodison.

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.

In other Everton news, it can be REVEALED that the club are ready to sell a player at a £17million loss in January.