Farhad Moshiri has summoned Sam Allardyce to London for crunch talks amid doubts over his Everton future, Football Insider sources understand.
The Goodison Park majority shareholder has ordered the under-fire manager to his offices in the capital for discussions following intense speculation about his position.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Allardyce’s last meeting with Iranian billionaire Moshiri in London was in January, when they met to discuss transfers.
It is possible that talks will be on a similar line on this occasion, although Allardyce’s precarious position means he could be told he is set for the sack.
Allardyce was appointed last November on an 18-month contract but has failed to win over a major section of supporters despite steering the team to eighth in the Premier League table.
The Merseysiders beat Newcastle 1-0 on Monday night but fans were still highly critical of the team’s performance on social media.
Everton have been strongly linked with Shakhtar Donetsk’s Paulo Fonseca and former Watford and Hull City manager Marco Silva as potential replacements for Allardyce.