- Rafa Benitez is currently under immense pressure to quit as Everton boss after a difficult start to life at Goodison Park
- Benitez has led the Toffees to a poor run of form that has seen them lose seven and draw two of their last 10 league matches
- Jose Mourinho is now believed to have emerged as a potential candidate to take over at the club
- The development comes just months after Mourinho joined Roma shortly after he was sacked at Tottenham
Former Tottenham, Man United, and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been linked with a stunning return to the Premier League barely months after his exit.
Mourinho left the English topflight last summer following his sacking at Tottenham, with AS Roma acquiring his services.
However, the experienced tactician is not having a rosy spell in the Italian league, with cracks starting to emerge.
Metro UK now reports the Portuguese could be on his way back to the EPL, with Everton believed to have identified him to succeed Rafa Benitez.
Benitez has endured a difficult start to life at Goodison Park and he is currently the odds favourite to get the sack.
The former Liverpool boss has led the Toffees to a poor run of results that now has them just five points away from relegation.
The Merseysiders have managed just four wins in 14 outings and now find themselves sitting 16th ahead of Arsenal's visit on Monday, December 6.
Daily Mirror claims plans are already underway to have Benitez replaced with Mourinho who is said to have emerged as a potential candidate for the role.
Despite joining Roma in July, the three-time EPL winner is said to be open to a return to England.
Mourinho gifts Roma star shoes
Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported Mourinho was recently at it again as he gifted youngster Felix Afena-Gyan a pair of swanky shoes worth KSh 100,000 (€800) for his contribution to the win against Genoa on Sunday, November 21.
Roma cruised to a 2-0 win in the Serie A on Sunday, with Afena-Gyan netting both goals for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Notably, he came off the bench in the 74th minute with the game finely poised at 0-0 and came up with the goodies to ensure Roma travelled back home with all three points.