Mark Lawrenson has warned Everton boss Marco Silva that his immediate future doesn’t look too bright.
The Toffees are still struggling to find their feet after a disappointing start to the campaign and all optimistic pre-season expectations have quickly vanished.
They are a team that are still crying out for clinical centre-forward, while their form has been up and down so far.
The Merseyside club host Tottenham on Sunday in a Premier League fixture and both teams should be desperate for three points.
BBC pundit Lawrenson has warned that Everton senior man Silva should be feeling the heat and that his team can’t afford to lose their next two games.
They host Spurs at the weekend before a trip to St Mary’s to face Southampton.
“Keeping Everton out is not such a difficult task and although Spurs have not been at their best recently, I still think they should have too much for the Toffees,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“Where does that leave under-pressure Everton boss Marco Silva? I don’t know.
“His immediate future depends on the outlook of the club’s owners, but if Everton don’t win this game, I would say that Silva definitely cannot afford to lose his next one, which is away at Southampton.”
Lawrenson feels that Silva’s job is hanging in the balance right now and that’s understandable considering they sit 16th in the Premier League table, when in reality their group of players should be challenging around the European spots.
But from the outside it looks like the Portuguese boss will be kept for the near future, as he survived the last international break when the Toffees were in a shocking position.
They sat in the relegation drop zone during the last international break and that looked the perfect time to show Silva the exit doors if they wished.
Since then Everton have a win against West Ham and a defeat to Brighton in the Premier League, as well as progression to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals by beating Watford.
It’s definitely two vital fixtures for Everton against Spurs and Southampton before the next two-week break, but Silva appears to have the faith of the club’s hierarchy.