To suggest Everton Football Club are a mess right now would be putting things lightly.
The Toffees have won just a solitary game since the back end of September, have lost Marcel Brands and are suffering from a plethora of injuries.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Yerry Mina are already missing but their woes worsened on Tuesday when it was confirmed that Richarlison, Seamus Coleman and Andros Townsend all picked up problems in the defeat to Crystal Palace last Sunday.
With all of that in mind, it’s hardly a surprise to see that Rafa Benitez’s job is seriously under pressure.
The Spaniard arrived back in Merseyside under intense scrutiny due to his association with Liverpool but things did start off pretty perfectly, going unbeaten in their first four outings.
But Benitez has found life tough since and is thought to be running out of time to save his job.
However, journalist Alan Myers has quashed those claims when responding to a supporter on Twitter.
When asked whether Solskjaer to Everton was a true link, he said: “I doubt it is.”
Although Benitez is in trouble, one of the last figures Everton supporters would want to see get the job is Solskjaer.
The Norwegian led Manchester United back to the Champions League last term, a competition that continues to evade the Toffees, but the fact of the matter is that he lacks a host of desirable qualities.
During his stint as manager at Old Trafford, the former attacker appeared to lack a ruthless nature to get players on side and his style of football was also particularly questionable.
Although he adored the safety that a double pivot in midfield brought to the defensive structure of the team, United’s backline was leaky, to say the least.
As of October 12th, via Opta, United had failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 consecutive matches at Old Trafford which happened to be their longest run since February 1964 – a mere 57 years.
Consequently, his ability to revive the fortunes of Everton when he couldn’t deal with expectations at United has to be brought into question.
The Merseyside outfit needs a strong leader, not a feeble one who has been walked over courtesy of a constant barrage from the media.
At the moment, Everton are a sinking ship and without a reputable coach who is used to turning things around on a regular basis, they will continue to fail.
Consequently, supporters will be elated that Solskjaer doesn’t look set to be in the conversation for the Toffees job if Benitez departs.