DAVID MOYES could soon find himself back in the Everton dugout if a bizarre chain of events take place.
The Scot is under growing pressure at West Ham following a torrid run of form – which has left them toiling in 18th place in the Premier League.
Moyes' troops will welcome fellow strugglers Everton to the London Stadium on Saturday in a good old-fashioned relegation six-pointer.
Defeat could bring about the end of his second reign as Hammers chief, although, ironically, it may pave the way for him to return to Goodison Park.
That's according to The Telegraph, who claim the West Ham brass are already weighing up potential replacements for the former Manchester United manager.
Victory over the Hammers would ease the mounting pressure on Toffees' boss Frank Lampard.
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Although it could prove to be a double-edged sword as the availability of club legend Moyes could tempt the Everton hierarchy to give him the boot.
It's been claimed the potential axing of Moyes would make Lampard's position as Toffees boss "vulnerable."
Lampard is indeed in a "vulnerable" position following a run of just one win in the club's last 11 Premier League matches.
But he was recently given a public vote of confidence by Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri.
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The British-Iranian businessman said: “I have faith in the work being done not only by our manager, but our director of football [Kevin Thelwell] and our board of directors.
“That faith is based on my knowledge of the depth and quality of work being done both at Finch Farm [Everton’s training complex] and the Royal Liver Building [Everton’s administrative HQ) – and of the plan that is in place.
"I am confident that we have skilled, experienced and focused professionals at all levels of the club.
"We are all agreed that our current league position must and will improve.”
He added: “In almost seven years since my arrival at the club, I have significantly increased my investment and our new stadium has become reality.
“We regularly review our performance and initiate change where we feel that the club falls short of standard.
"This has meant that we have seen turnover in managers, directors of football and several board members, but always as we have striven to achieve success.
"Whilst, in virtually every instance, change has been supported and encouraged by fans, stability must be the key to progression.”
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