Everton manager Marco Silva reportedly needs to turn things around in the next three matches to keep his job.
According to the Daily Star, the Toffees have informed their senior man that his position at Goodison Park is safe for now but he is under close scrutiny.
It is understood that the Merseyside club will give him a chance to try earn some positive results after the international break.
The report details that the Portuguese boss could get the next three games to prove he’s the right man in charge and the club have not yet drawn up a shortlist of potential successors.
Silva held a meeting recently with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and he’s well aware that the “pressure is on” for him.
Everton currently sit in the relegation places of the Premier League table after a torrid start and their European ambitions look a long way off for now.
They host West Ham at Goodison Park when domestic football returns, before they travel to Brighton a week later.
The Toffees host Watford in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup days later and Silva needs to try come out of those three matches with positive results.
Everton’s start to the season has been unacceptable and their fans are once again look in store for a mediocre year unless things change drastically quickly.
They have just seven points from their opening eight league games and are wasting an opportunity to be pushing at the top end of the table.
With the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham struggling right now, Everton should be putting themselves in the mix and instead are hovering down the bottom end of the table.
They do have a number of quality individuals in their squad that are capable of putting a positive run of results together and they need to show now they are willing to play for Silva.