Everton are considering sacking manager Roberto Martinez, with the Spaniard to be axed if the club do not win the FA Cup this season, according to The Mirror.
The Merseyside outfit had ambitions of fighting for a top-four berth this term but have been crippled by inconsistency, leaving them in mid-table.
Pressure is mounting on the former Wigan coach following a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of rivals Liverpool in midweek, with the cup competition the only way the Goodison Park side can salvage their season.
The Toffees face Manchester United in the semi-finals this weekend, with the winner to take on Watford or Crystal Palace in the final at Wembley.
The latest report suggests that should Everton be eliminated from the competition at the weekend or fail to lift silverware in the final, Martinez will be shown the door.
The Merseyside club are expected to face a struggle holding onto their best young players after missing out on Champions League qualification.