Roberto Martinez is reportedly on the brink of being sacked as Everton manager.
The Spaniard has come under fire from supporters after a season of under-achievement at Goodison Park.
The Toffees are sitting 11th in the Premier League having failed to win any of their last seven games and their hopes of silverware were ended by Manchester United in the FA Cup last weekend.
Martinez vowed to ‘fight’ for his future on Thursday and insisted he is closer than ever to bringing success to the Merseysiders.
But, according to the Daily Telegraph, he is fighting a losing battle and could be shown the door as soon as next week.
New majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is said to be concerned by their recent form and the dissatisfaction around the club.
And the paper claims that Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright will meet with fellow board members on Friday to discuss the manager’s future.
Martinez will take charge of Saturday’s Premier League game against Bournemouth whatever the outcome of the talks but could be axed next week if he oversees another poor performance.