Marco Silva may be denied the chance to manage in another Merseyside derby.
Everton chiefs will reportedly begin the week with frank talks over the under-pressure Portuguese's future and could choose to sever ties.
The Toffees are due to head to Anfield on Wednesday, fresh from the late 2-1 loss to Leicester City that left the 42-year-old hanging on by a thread.
TOP STORY – SILVA ON CUSP OF EVERTON SACK
After close to a season and a half in charge, Everton boss Silva could be relieved of his duties on Monday.
Various UK newspaper reports indicate his position will be discussed at a meeting of executives two days out from the midweek clash with bitter rivals Liverpool.
Silva took charge in May 2018 and guided the Goodison Park outfit to eighth in his first season, but results have soured this term.
Everton have lost eight of their 14 Premier League fixtures and sit just above the drop zone.
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