At the time of writing, Marco Silva is a dead man walking.
It would be a Christmas miracle if the Everton boss lasts the rest of the year, with humiliation in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday evening possibly the final straw for Silva, in what has been a dreadful season.
The 5-2 reverse at Anfield wasn't the first embarrassing defeat of Silva's tenure. Here's a look back at the Portuguese's seven worst defeats as manager of the Toffees.
Everton 2-6 Tottenham Hotspur (23 December 2018)
Shipping six goals anywhere is worrying enough on its own, but when a backline is that leaky at their home ground, serious questions need to be asked.
Admittedly, this was one of those bizarre matches we get during December's festivities, but still that would have mattered little to the 35,000 people supporting the losing side at Goodison Park.
Everton were well and truly humbled in front of their own fans, who didn't hide their feelings about the result and performance. Boos and hisses reverberated around the old stadium, and you could begin to hear calls for Silva's head as the crowd lost faith in their manager. For everyone involved with the club, this was a real nightmare before Christmas.
Everton 0-1 Leicester City (1 January 2019)
Given Leicester City's position at present, this doesn't appear to be too damaging a loss. However, things were rather different for the Foxes back in January.
Claude Puel was still in charge in the Midlands, not that any of the supporters or players wanted him there. The Frenchman's presence brought a sour atmosphere to the King Power Stadium, with the team's performances reflecting the darkness that surrounded the club.
Leicester nevertheless rocked up to Goodison and left with all three points after a gormless display from their hosts.
Millwall 3-2 Everton (26 January 2019)
The Toffees followed up their loss to a mutinous Leicester side with another surprise defeat, this time against Championship strugglers Millwall in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
That Everton twice led in this encounter is unforgivable, especially given the Merseysiders were one up with a quarter-of-an-hour left to play at the Den.
They should have held on versus a team who, by the end of the 2018/19 campaign, were one place off dropping down to the third-tier. By this point, confidence was clearly starting to fade from Silva's men.
Fulham 2-0 Everton (13 April 2019)
Fulham's relegation had already been confirmed when they welcomed Everton to Craven Cottage in April, but it was the visitors who looked like they had nothing left to fight for.
Victory would have taken the Toffees into seventh place in the table, keeping them on course for a Europa League return. And yet, there was no hunger or passion in a listless showing from the whole team.
Tom Cairney and Ryan Babel were the only Fulham players to score, though a number of their teammates could have got in on the act as they scythed through a shoddy Everton outfit.
Aston Villa 2-0 Everton (23 August 2019)
When we kicked off for the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season, the Toffees fanbase were dreaming of what could be. Would their beloved team mount a serious challenge to the 'Big Six'?
That was still a possibility after the first two games as Everton collected four points and avoided defeat to keep them towards the top end of the table...a
Everton 0-2 Norwich City (23 November 2019)
Norwich City hadn't won on the road
It was as though Silva had no frontline as his side failed to threaten their lowly opponents. Everton may have had 18 shots, but Tim Krul was relatively comfortable.
Liverpool 5-2 Everton (4 December 2019)
Everton lost 4-0 to Liverpool in 2016, as well as 2014. In both of those derby defeats, the men in blue showed at least some fight and purpose.
The upcoming spectre of the Merseyside derby was probably all that stopped the board from sacking Silva last week. Now, there may be nothing left to save the 42-year-old.