Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by United in December
Danny Murphy reckons former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could manage Everton in the future.
Current Toffees boss Marco Silva is under growing pressure after losing six of his last eight Premier League games.
The club were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship strugglers Millwall last month.
Despite Everton’s poor run of form, Silva was given a vote of confidence by Goodison Park owner Farhad Moshiri last week.
But former Liverpool midfielder Murphy wouldn’t rule out Mourinho, who was sacked by United in December, joining Everton “further down the line”.
Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White on Monday, he said: “I don’t think it is that crazy a thought because of the financial clout they have got.
“I don’t know if all Evertonians would go for that. He is a certain type, he is very marmite, Mourinho, and it could be an expensive risk.
“He has won stuff, he has got good contacts with agents and players and stuff, but maybe not yet.
“It is one of those things where that could happen further down the line.
“I don’t think it is that crazy. If Everton are looking bigger and want to compete, why not get a manager who has competed?”
Silva’s most recent defeat came at his former club Watford on Saturday. The Toffees were wasteful in front of goal as Andre Gray snatched a second-half winner.
Next up for Everton is a trip to relegation-threatened Cardiff, who have won back-to-back league games against Bournemouth and Southampton.