With Marco Silva under increasing pressure at Everton following a run of 10 defeats from 16 games, Danny Murphy got Blues fans talking when he suggested Jose Mourinho as a possible replacement.

Mourinho has been out of work since leaving Manchester United back in December, while Silva has faced further backlash from Blues fans after giving his players an extended break during their 17-day gap without a game after Everton 's defeat to Watford in their last outing.

While Murphy is not expecting Silva to leave the Blues just yet, he thinks he could end up replaced by his compatriot further down the line.

"I don’t think it’s that crazy a thought due to the financial clout they’ve got," Murphy said on talkSPORT . "I think it’s a delicate one when you start at Everton you want to give a manager a chance.

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"I don’t know if all Evertonians would go for that as he is a certain type, Mourinho is very Marmite and could be an expensive risk.

“He has won stuff, he has got good contacts with agents and players, but I think maybe not yet.

"It’s one of those where it could happen down the line, I know there’s always a risk he could take another job but yeah I don’t think it’s crazy.

“If Everton are looking bigger and want to compete why not get a manager who has competed."

 

Murphy's suggestion certainly prompted a mixed response from Evertonians with some Blues fans thinking Mourinho could be a brilliant appointment at Goodison Park.

Mourinho celebrates the Premier League with Chelsea in May 2015

However, other fans were put off by his record in recent years despite his continued ability to win trophies.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in the dugout during the Premier League match at Anfield

And finally there were fans who just couldn't see him at Goodison Park regardless.

 
Marco Silva during the match between Watford and Everton
Marco Silva during the match between Watford and Everton

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