Jose Mourinho could be on his way back to the Premier League as pressure continues to mount on Rafa Benitez at Everton.
The Toffees were beaten 4-1 by Liverpool at Goodison Park on Wednesday and find themselves 15th on the league table, only five points clear of the relegation zone. Everton have now lost seven of their last 10 Premier League games under Benitez, with their last league win coming against Norwich back in September.
According to the Daily Mirror, Benitez could be on his way out of the club sooner than expected and Mourinho could be lined up as an option to take over. The self-proclaimed 'Special One' was let go by Tottenham back in April and took over at Roma, but his time in charge of the Serie A club has been far from promising.
Roma are nine points adrift from the top four and saw his side beaten 3-0 by former team, Inter, over the weekend. The report claims that the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss might find a return to the Premier League "hard to resist".
However, Benitez is confident he can turn the tide around and insisted he remains positive amid uncertainty over his future.
“I have experience in situations like these, to fight for titles and to try to avoid relegation and my experience is telling me to stay calm, to keep working hard, to try to correct the mistakes, then keep going,” he said after the defeat to Liverpool.
“What we want is to stick together because that is crucial. It is a frustrating time for us, but we have to keep going and work really hard. When you are in a bad run, every game feels ‘must win.’ I am positive and still have the belief we will do well because we did it at the beginning of the season.
“I said a lot of times that we will do well in the second part. Now is a time for us to stick together and try to go to January in the best possible position.”