Jose Mourinho and Mikel Arteta have joined David Moyes in the running to replace Marco Silva if he is dismissed by Everton, Football Insider has learned.
Football Insider broke the news yesterday that ex-Goodison boss Moyes is a contender for the post six years after he left the club.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that the club also regard ex-Chelsea and Manchester United manager Mourinho and Manchester City assistant boss Artea as genuine candidates were they to dismiss Silva.
Laurent Blanc, the ex-France and PSG manager, has also been mentioned but he is likely to land the newly-vacant Lyon job.
Football Insider revealed that Silva fears he is one match from the sack following a run of four consecutive defeats.
His future could hinge upon the outcome of the clash against West Ham at Goodison on Saturday week.
Some Everton fans are starting to turn against Silva following a dismal start to the league campaign that has left the club in the relegation zone during the current international break.
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 last Saturday has altered the picture and means agents are now contacting the club making clear their managerial clients are available if needed.
Mourinho, 56, has been a regular on Sky Sports this season but has made it clear he wants to return to management.
He was sacked by Man United last December but has a glittering CV that includes two Champions Leagues and league titles at Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto.
In other Everton news, it can be REVEALED that the club are ready to sell a player at a £17million loss in January.