Manchester United have reportedly already made contact with a potential replacement for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who could be sacked after the weekend.
The Premier League side has approached Mauricio Pochettino's representatives, according to Manchester Evening News.
Pochettino has been without a job since being released by Tottenham Hotspur in November last year, and is believed to have turned down several opportunities, including taking over at FC Barcelona, because he wants to coach the Red Devils.
According to insiders, United's hierarchy backed Solskjaer ahead of Wednesday's shock defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir, but they could turn against the Norwegian if the team also loses to Everton on the weekend.
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Having won just two of their six league games of the campaign so far – and lost three of them – the Manchester club could slip to as low as 17th spot on the Premier League table if they lose to the Toffees on Saturday. The last time the Red Devils were defeated in four of their first seven league games of a season happened in the 1989/90 campaign.
The Everton match is followed by an international break, with clubs often using these periods as an opportunity to sack their managers given that there is more time to appoint a replacement until the next game.
Pochettino, meanwhile, is keen to get back into management, as he confirmed during an appearance on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football this week.
"I am always ready to go again and be involved in the game," he said.
"I hope to go back soon so we can start again to work. I am looking forward to being back in the game. I love this game."