David Unsworth’s future at Everton has become a lot bleaker following Sunday’s defeat to Southampton.
The caretaker boss, who has worked with the club’s Under-23s since 2014, has suffered five defeats in seven since replacing Ronald Koeman on a temporary basis.
The club reside just two points above the relegation zone after being on the end of a heavy 4-1 loss at St Mary’s.
Gylfi Sigurdsson managed to get on the scoresheet with a great goal, but it would have been forgotten now due to the result.
The Toffees let in goals from Dusan Tadic, Steven Davis and two from Charlie Austin, which racked their tally of conceded strikes up to nine in their last two games.
Despite the club searching for a permanent successor to Koeman over the past month, an appointment is yet to be made.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright, who now works as a TV and radio pundit, believes that the idea of hiring from within is an old-fashioned approach.
.@IanWright0 on #EFC: 'This romantic idea of having an ex player/club legend managing your club is over for me. It hasn't helped #EFC has it? That shouldn't be the sole reason someone gets a job. People should be picked on merit.' pic.twitter.com/OBJsIE6iZa
— BBC 606 (@bbc606) November 26, 2017