By David Wood for MailOnline
Published: 23:48 GMT, 30 November 2019 | Updated: 00:10 GMT, 1 December 2019
Everton have made boyhood Toffees fan Eddie Howe their top choice to succeed under-fire manager Marco Silva.
Silva will be in charge for the trip to third-placed Leicester City on Sunday but majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright are ready to make a change after six defeats in their last nine Premier League games, according to the Daily Mirror.
Both were stunned by the ferocity of calls for his dismissal during last Saturday’s defeat by fellow strugglers Norwich City.