Rafael Benitez is under enormous pressure at Everton and has been tipped as the most likely to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked.
The Toffees were humiliated 4-1 by Merseyside rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park on Wednesday night.
It was their biggest home derby loss in 39 years and Everton players were booed off the pitch.
There have been no wins in eight games and the club slipped to 14th place, just five points above the relegation zone.
Benitez told Amazon Prime, “I think anyone who could see the game saw that we made too many mistakes and you are paying for it.
“At first, the fans were pushing. When we scored the mood was really good, but another mistake changed the game.
When asked if the Toffees were in a relegation battle, he replied, “No. I still have confidence that the team will do well.
“We need to bring back players so that we can be as strong as we were at the start.”
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri backed manager Benitez in an exclusive statement on talkSPORT on Thursday morning.
Still, the former Liverpool boss has always been installed as the most likely to be the next Premier League manager to be sacked.
Danish manager Kasper Hjulmand is the favorite to replace him at Everton, according to the latest odds via Betfair.
Nuno Espirito Santo is another prominent candidate to succeed Benitez after being unemployed since his dismissal by Tottenham.
Daniel Farke is also in the game, as is Frank Lampard, who almost replaced the German at Norwich City before the appointment of Dean Smith.
A host of Everton legends are understandably among the options, with Duncan Ferguson, Wayne Rooney and Leighton Baines listed.
The Toffees have even been tipped to launch surprise moves for former Manchester United gaffers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho.
Here are the latest odds, at time of writing, Thursday, December 2.
- Kasper Hjulmand 3/1
- Nuno Espirito Santo 9/2
- Frank Lampard 6/1
- Duncan Ferguson 6/1
- Graham Potter 9/1
- Daniel Farke 10/1
- Lucien Favre 1/10
- Scott Parker 12/1
- Ernesto Valverde 14/1
- Wayne Rooney 14/1
- Jean-Terry 17/1
- Ruud Van Nistelrooy 17/1
- Bruno Lage 20/1
- Thomas Frank 20/1
- David Unsworth 22/1
- Diego Martínez 22/1
- Paulo Fonseca 22/1
- Patrick Vieira 25/1
- Marcelo Gallardo 25/1
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 33/1
- José Mourinho 33/1
- Steve Bruce 33/1
- Laurent Blanc 33/1
- Leighton Baines 33/1
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Former Tottenham and Newcastle defender Jonathan Woodgate believes Benitez is not to blame for the club’s problems at the moment and has highlighted the lack of summer spending.
He told talkSPORT: “How much money did Rafa have to spend? He brought in three players in Gray, Townsend and Rondon.
“It’s going to be difficult for any manager. Calvert-Lewin has been injured for most of the season.
“If Frank Lampard had been in charge all season, he would have gone through this bad stage. Would the fans be as much in his case as in Rafa’s?
“You can’t say the players were cowards in this situation, they were absolutely wiped out by a world-class top-notch squad.”
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