Latest on Carlo Ancelotti after Everton confirmed Duncan Ferguson would be in charge to face Manchester United this weekend
Ancelotti, sacked as manager of Napoli on Tuesday night, is understood to be keen on a return to the Premier League and the Blues' power-brokers are weighing up a move for the 60-year-old Italian.
Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is deliberating over the appointment of what will be the fourth permanent manager since he arrived at Goodison and knows the importance of finding the right man after sacking Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce and Silva.
But the ECHO understands that, despite reports earlier this week, director of football Marcel Brands is also at the heart of the club's search.
It had been suggested that Brands was not as central to finding a successor as expected for Silva but it is believed he remains integral to the process alongside Moshiri.
But for the time being Ferguson, who oversaw a win over Chelsea last weekend that took the Blues out of the bottom three, will remain in temporary charge of the team.
At this stage, and with Everton still considering their options, Ferguson is expected to be in the dugout for next week's Carabao Cup quarter-final with Leicester City at Goodison.