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Jose Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United boss in December after a damaging 3-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool.

The 56-year-old has been linked to with returns to Benfica, Real Madrid and even Chelsea since he left Old Trafford, but a new theory has been suggested by pundit Murphy.

Everton boss Marco Silva is under intense pressure at Goodison Park after a run of eight defeats in 11 games.

When asked whether Mourinho could be named as a shock replacement for Silva, Murphy told talkSPORT he could see it happening “further down the line”.

“I don’t think it is that crazy a thought because of the financial clout they have got,” Murphy said.

“I don’t know if all Evertonians would go for that.

“He is a certain type, he is very marmite, Mourinho, and it could be an expensive risk.

“He has won stuff, he has got good contacts with agents and players and stuff, but maybe not yet.”

Everton have slipped to ninth in the Premier League after a string of bad results that includes losses to Wolves, Southampton, Leicester and Brighton.

Murphy thinks if the bad form is to continue the club will be forced to part ways with the former Watford and Hull manager, but it might be too soon to offer Mourinho the job.

He said: “It is one of those things where that could happen further down the line.

“I don’t think it is that crazy. If Everton are looking bigger and want to compete, why not get a manager who has competed?”

Silva, 41, has the backing of his Everton players, according to England international Michael Keane.

He said: “We all rate the manager and we’re all pulling for him. I think he’s doing a good job but things aren’t going for him at the minute.

“Lots of managers in football go through bad spells, but sometimes the best way ahead is to stick with them and they come out the other side.

“We’re confident we can do that because we have quality among the players in this squad, a quality manager and we’ve got 100% belief that we will turn the corner and we believe in what we’re doing.”



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