Former England manager Sam Allardyce has hinted that he would be interested in becoming the new Everton boss.
Ronald Koeman was sacked as head coach last week after a poor start to the 2017-18 campaign, and David Unsworth is currently in temporary charge of the Toffees.
Allardyce, whose time in charge of England lasted just 67 days, has been without a position since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of the 2016-17 season.
After departing Selhurst Park, the 63-year-old claimed that he had no intention of taking another job in football in the near future.
However, Allardyce has revealed that he would seriously consider the managerial role at Everton if he was approached.
Allardyce told BeIN Sports:
“I’d have to consider that if that phonecall happens. There’s no point speculating at the moment. David Unsworth is in the chair, Joe [Royle] sat upstairs will have an opinion today [after the Leicester defeat] and from the Chelsea game.
“It’s really going to be tough for Everton to get out of that position. Not because the lads are not trying, but as a team collectively they can’t keep a clean sheet and can’t score a goal.
“Those are the two problems, if you resolve one, you’ll end up resolving the other and that will start with the clean sheet.”
Everton have lost each of their last four games in all competitions – including a 2-0 defeat at Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.
A total of eight points from 10 Premier League matches, meanwhile, has left them in 18th position in the table ahead of next weekend’s home game against Watford.