Football in the blue half of Merseyside has been tough in recent times, as Liverpool plough ahead and the Toffees spending has produced little more than a few false dawns.
Previously managing Hull City and Watford, Marco Silva seemed a perfect man to take Everton to the next level, but the signs are looking ominous for the 41-year-old, whose result recents have left the Toffees at another crossroads.
Having already lost 12 of their 27 league games this campaign, the Portuguese's time at Goodison Park could soon be up.
Here are four reasons why Silva deserves to be given the chop by Everton.
4. His Win Percentage Has Decreased
The Portuguese's attacking style of play is certainly a positive, particularly in comparison to previous employees (Sam Allardyce), but managers are ultimately judged on their win ratio.
His Hull win percentage of 36.4% wasn't enough to see the Tigers avoid relegation, while his controversial spell at Watford saw that figure fall by nearly 6%.
Despite a slightly improved 35.5% on Merseyside, many Toffees supporters' will be pondering why the board decided to take on a manager whose record had already started to diminish in the top flight.
Just to compound Silva's misery, Allardyce managed 38.5% during his tenure.
3. His First Job in English Management Ended in Relegation
When Silva arrived at Hull in January 2017, the task to keep the East Yorkshire club was already steep for an experienced head, let alone a newbie, who ultimately failed to meet his objective.
Despite collecting seven points in his first four games in the league, the Tigers demise slowly started to take shape as Silva would oversee six losses from their final eight games, eventually ending the season six points adrift as they were relegated.
2. Controversial Sacking at Watford
Whilst many football fans have given up on the idea of loyalty, Silva's infamous part in Everton's illegal approach for his services defied all the morals of a manager.
With the Portuguese just six months into his tenure at Watford, he attempted to 'jump the ship' at the first chance but failed emphatically, as his current side failed to acquire his services.
What's more, alongside the Hornets worrying domestic form that saw them lose six of their next eight games, the London club cited his intentions as a major factor in his eventual sacking, as well as refusing to sign a contract extension either side of the saga.
1. Everton Have No Backbone
Once upon a time, Goodison Park was a feared destination for the biggest of clubs across the division, no matter the position the club found themselves in domestically.
However, coupled with a host of managerial changes including Silva's appointment last June, this current Everton side built by the Portuguese simply has no backbone. Despite releasing several ageing figures, his additions have largely failed to materialise, most notably demonstrated in their 6-2 home pummeling by Tottenham in December.
Even when they haven't been on the end of four goal drubbings, a clear lack of positive body language or effort has been a standout factor, including in their recent loss at his former employees Watford.