Steve Walsh’s position as Everton’s Director of Football is currently under review by owner Farhad Moshiri, according to the Guardian.

The former Leicester scout has come under fire this season, with the club’s on-field performances being largely underwhelming, despite Walsh spearheading a £239million recruitment drive.

Pressure appeared to mount around Walsh’s position when Ronald Koeman was sacked as Everton manager in November, but he was offered a reprieve and was heavily involved in the process of appointing Koeman’s successor, Sam Allardyce.

Since then, further questions have been over Walsh’s role, with the Everton careers of both Sandro Ramírez and Davy Klaassen having fallen by the wayside.

PSV Eindhoven’s Director of Football Marcel Brands is rumoured to be a potential replacement for Walsh if he is moved on by Moshiri, who will certainly want to fix any problems before they continue to persist.

Everton broke their transfer record twice last summer, signing nine first-team players (including Henry Onyekuru), and many have largely proven to be disappointing.

More worrying for Everton is that, despite spending large sums of money, the squad is still riddled with issues and paper thin squad depth in certain positions, namely on the left-side of defence.

With just seven points separating Everton and the relegation zone, and with it difficult to say the club is moving in the correct direction, Walsh could well be on borrowed time.