Kevin Mirallas has suggested David Moyes could help Everton return to winning ways if Marco Silva is sacked.
Mirallas left the Toffees this summer after spending seven years at the club, but only played under former Toffees boss Moyes for one season.
The ex-Everton winger is not certain about how successful Moyes would be if he returned but admits that he did have a good relationship with the Scotsman.
Speaking to The Athletic, Mirallas said: “It’s also not easy when you change a lot of players every season. You need time. I don’t know if it would be a good thing (if Moyes came back) but I do know him and, for sure, he’d do a decent job.
“I played only one year under Moyes but I had a good relationship with him. He always told me to dribble, do what I wanted but work hard every game. In my first season, it wasn’t easy as I was changing country but he was always behind me, even when I had injuries. That was my best year.
“But when Moyes left, the club went in a different direction. Now, if you brought Moyes in, it would be like going back in time to five years ago. I don’t know if that’s a good idea. In football, sometimes strange things happen.
“You bring in Marco Silva to play nice football but now Moyes would not want to play the same way. Maybe Bernard wouldn’t play, as he doesn’t tackle. Different managers have different styles.”
Speculation surrounding Silva’s future has mounted because of Everton’s poor start to the season.
Silva’s side sit in the relegation zone having won just two league matches this season.
They face a tough trip to Brighton next after the Seagulls secured a shock 3-0 win over Tottenham before the international break.