Tony Cottee believes that Everton manager Marco Silva is going to be under immense pressure if they lose to West Ham at the weekend.
The Toffees have made a horrid start to the season, which means they sit 18th in the Premier League table after eight games during the international break.
They welcome West Ham to Goodison Park on Saturday and are desperate for a positive result to help climb up the division.
Marco Silva is in his second season as manager at the Merseyside club and his team finished eighth during the last campaign, with Wolverhampton Wanderers pipping them to the final European spot.
The Portuguese boss has pressure on him to get the club back competing in Europe, but they are looking over their shoulder right now rather than upwards.
Ex-Everton striker Cottee has warned it’s a crucial few weeks for Silva coming up and he needs results to save his future.
“As the manager of Everton Football Club, who have spent a lot of money, you have to get results,” Cottee told the Daily Star.
“If they lose to at home to West Ham at the weekend there will be some serious questions asked, there is no doubt about that.
“You have to get results in football… that is what he will judged on. He will be judged on results and that is the key thing over the next few weeks.”
There is no doubt that Everton need a positive string of results during the next week and have four crucial league matches before the international break, as well as facing Watford in the Carabao Cup.
They face West Ham and Tottenham at home, while travel to Brighton and Southampton on the road.
Everton should be targeting a minimum seven points to get themselves out of trouble, but they won’t get anywhere near that if they play like they have in some games so far this season.
There biggest issue is an attack and they need their forwards to step up big time, as they have just six goals in eight league games.