MARK HUGHES is being lined up as a potential replacement if Everton sack Marco Silva – and fans are furious at the prospect.
Silva is feeling the heat at Goodion Park with just one Premier League win in the last seven games.
That stretch includes five defeats and one draw, thanks to Cenk Tosun’s injury-time equaliser against Spurs last weekend.
So another loss at strugglers Southampton could prove to be the final straw for Silva.
And Daily Mail reporter Dominic King reckons that Hughes is in the frame should the Portuguese be shown the exit door.
Hughes, 56, has been out of work since being sacked by Southampton in December.
But suggestions of the Welshman taking over on Merseyside have not gone down well as fans raged at the prospect on social media.
One tweeted: “If we employ Moyes or Mark Hughes then I’m done. Let alone winning anything, Moyes has failed at United, Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham.
“Hughes was sacked when Stoke and Southampton were in the relegation zone! Sound familiar?! Don’t you dare Everton.”
Another said: “If Mark Hughes was ever to become Everton manager then I am going to bow out gracefully and leave you to it, there is only so much s*** you can take before you call it a day and that would be it for me.”
A third added: “Keep Mark Hughes away from Everton football club cannot stand the man.”
Another commented: “General consensus on Everton twitter today is if Mark Hughes comes near our club, Goodison will be empty every game. Rightly so.”
And a final user typed: “I am normally a very positive happy person but if Hughes comes in ( which I don’t think would happen ) that would be the end of me and Everton. Would rather my time and money spent on something better.”
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The Scot spent 11 years at the club before replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Since his ill-fated eights months at Old Trafford he has struggled with his spells at Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham, leaving the Hammers at the end of the 2017/18 season.
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