After a torrid start to the 2019/20 Premier League campaign that has seen the club slip into the relegation zone, Everton are seriously struggling in their bid to achieve European qualification in the current campaign.
A summer of considerable spending, financed by owner Farhad Moshiri, saw the likes of Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi arrive at the club, but Marco Silva’s side have now lost their last four league matches and are in extremely poor league form.
With the inevitable pressure mounting on Silva to turn around fortunes at Goodison, some of the club’s fans have been responding to a potential link with Jose Mourinho who declared this week he has decided his next club after rejecting an approach from Lyon (RMC via The Sun).
Some Everton fans were quick to praise the possibility of a serial winner such as Mourinho arriving on Merseyside in a bid to transform their domestic fortunes.
Who wants Jose Mourinho as our next manager??
Just wondering pic.twitter.com/J0IC8CcrL6
— Everton FC (@Efccol) October 10, 2019
Definitely, wins trophies
— Sy Scott (@syscottyboy) October 10, 2019
Yep, all day ?
— Ken Ellis (@KenElli26805250) October 10, 2019
All. Day. Long. Winner.
— Si (@Bonesy68) October 10, 2019
Without a shadow of a doubt . Just look at his record
— Sheedysleftpeg (@Sheedysleftpeg1) October 10, 2019
Me he’s a winner !!
— Gary Coppell (@GCoppell) October 11, 2019
3 years of mourinho would mean a trophy he has won something everywhere he has been and isn’t that what we want
— Dave Creer (@Tidalwavedave79) October 10, 2019
Yeah, he is a winner.
— Tosh Yates (@ToffeeTosh1878) October 10, 2019
Yet whilst a number of fans were keen to see Mourinho appointed, some have voiced a sense of caution in appointing a manager who does not have a long-term track-record at any of his previous clubs, despite consistently delivering such high levels of success.
No thanks, yesterday’s man.
— Lomax (@limeuil123) October 10, 2019
Absolutely not. Poisonous.
— Nick Cross (@muckymariner) October 10, 2019
— mark browne (@markbrowne760) October 10, 2019
No way Mourinho has it left in his locker to turn round Everton. Avoid at all costs
— Frank Key (@Frisp1) October 10, 2019
Not me never ever
— Ian Ryder (@IanRyder10) October 10, 2019
— john fincham (@Finchamjohn) October 10, 2019
Over two spells at Chelsea, the Portuguese boss won three Premier League titles and has also won the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan, though it is clear that Everton’s fanbase are divided over the potential appointment of a manager who would be likely to bring short-term success potentially at the expense of the club’s long-term vision.