Rafael Benitez or Marcel Brands might be sacked by Everton by the end of the week, Football Insider can exclusively confirm.
The outcome of tonight’s Merseyside derby (2 December) at Goodison Park could determine the futures of the two most prominent football figures.
According to a source close to Everton, a power struggle exists behind the scenes at the club, which has gotten worse during the team’s recent poor form.
It’s possible that either the manager or the director of football will be fired in a matter of days.
Benitez, 61, is a self-made guy who wants more responsibility over the club’s recruitment in the coming months.
After signing a new three-year deal in April, Brands, 59, thinks he has the authority to control transactions.
Source: BBC Sport