Mikel Arteta is a potential candidate to fill the Everton managerial post should Marco Silva be sacked, reliable journalist Duncan Castles has told The Transfer Window podcast.

The current Goodison Park coach is under immense pressure amidst the Toffees’ struggles this season.

Despite having spent heavily during the summer transfer window, the Merseysiders have been very much underwhelming in the Premier League so far this season.

Everton currently find themselves in 15th place on the league standings with just 14 points after 12 games.

However, the Toffees did manage to win their last game against Southampton over the weekend.

Everton have a good chance to record a second successive Premier League win straight after the international break as they are set to play against bottom of the pile Norwich City, who look like relegation material.

The Toffees need to use the game against Norwich to regain some confidence, as they will thereafter play against Leicester City, who now find themselves in second place on the Premier League standings following a series of positive results.

After retiring as a footballer, Arteta has gone on to attract praise as Manchester City’s assistant manager to Pep Guardiola.

The former Everton midfielder has helped the club to win two successive Premier League titles.

The Spaniard is bound to become a first-team manager at some point though he does not need to rush as he is still only 37-years-old.

As a player, Arteta spent six successful years at Goodison Park before moving to Arsenal in 2011.

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