Everton manager Marco Silva is a man under pressure after this weekend’s dreadful loss to fellow strugglers Norwich City but one of the names touted as a potential replacement for the Portuguese hasn’t exactly gone down well amongst the club’s support.
Would Everton be stupid enough to turn to Mark Hughes?
According to the Guardian, those behind the scenes at Goodison Park have identified the out of work Mark Hughes as a potential candidate as an option should they decide to relieve Silva of his duties on Merseyside. A former Everton player of course, the Welshman was sacked by Southampton almost 12 months ago now, so could be attainable fairly easily.
However, that doesn’t mean he’d be a popular option, of course. Hughes did little on the south coast to enhance his reputation after leaving Stoke City prior to moving to St. Mary’s and doesn’t appear to be the most exciting of potential names. After all, this is a wealthy club previously linked with the likes of Jose Mourinho and Erik ten Hag, so moving for a man sacked by Southampton and Stoke wouldn’t exactly be a huge statement of intent.
With that mind, here’s a look at how these fans reacted on Twitter, with many claiming they’d go as far as to give their season ticket back in protest should it happen.
If Everton pick mark hughes as manager I will not step a foot In Goodison until he’s gone
— ryan burnell (@ryanburnell16) November 25, 2019
If David Moyes or Mark Hughes come anywhere near this club my season ticket is going straight back
— Fynn (@EFCFynn) November 25, 2019
If it’s Mark Hughes that comes in @Everton can have all my season tickets back
— Dominic Tierney (@bullseye1878) November 23, 2019
If we get Moyes or Mark Hughes I'm gonna start supporting RB Leipzig
— Coriander (@CorinxYZ) November 25, 2019
I’ll give my season ticket back if use get Mark Hughes yeno @Everton
— JOE HOOLEY (@hooley_joe) November 25, 2019
I'm not ever gonna give up my season ticket. But, if Mark Hughes gets the managers job, I'll not set foot inside goodison till he's gone. Would be a shocking appointment, absolutely shocking.
— Love Goodison, hope I love Bramley more.. (@C_Hanson76) November 25, 2019
Could Mark Hughes do well at Everton? Join the discussion by commenting below…
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience