Roma's Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho, has emerged as a potential candidate to take over the Everton bench. That if the latter, decide to fire the Spanish coach Rafa Benitez, who so far has failed to meet the expectations of the board and the club fans.
The pressure on Benitez has increased after the Merseyside derby against Liverpool, in which Everton were defeated 4-1 by the former Spanish old club, in midweek. The local fans showed up frustrated for most of the game, and at the end of the match, vented their anger by whistling at the coach as well as at the Goodison Park board. The loss continued the performance of Everton negative results. The team has recorded 7 losses and 2 draws in the last 10 Premier League matches.
On the other hand, Jose Mourinho took over the leadership of the Italian team of Rome in July. The Portuguese has spent very little time in Italy, but according to English sports media, there is a possibility that "The Special One" be open to a return to England, if the opportunity arises. The 58-year-old has only five months in Rome, but inconsistent results and problems with certain players have made the leaders of the Italian club skeptical of the coach.
Moreover, Mourinho has never hidden the fact that Premier League, is the place where he feels at home. So if Everton's bench becomes available, then he may find it hard to resist the chance to return to England.
Meanwhile Everton co-owner, Farhad Moshiri, has publicly supported Benitez since his approach to the club, but Farhad's confidence is not expected to last long if the results do not improve. This is taking into account the rebellious nature of the Everton fans, who will not easily accept the negative performance of the club.