Sam Allardyce met with Everton's major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, today but it appears as though he must wait for further clarification over his future.
The Blues' manager travelled to London to meet with Moshiri according to sources and reports by MailSport and MirrorFootball but, while he has been seeking assurances that he will be retained for next season, he was not informed of a definitive decision.
The 63-year-old was hired on an 18-month contract last November with the brief of preserving Everton's Premier League status, one he has fulfilled, albeit in uninspiring fashion.
An unpopular appointment to begin with, Allardyce's relationship with Toffees supporters has deteriorated recently to the point where he was barracked from the stands in two recent away games and a banner calling for his departure from Goodison Park was shown prominently by television cameras before Monday's match against Newcastle United.
The brevity of Allardyce's original terms suggested that Moshiri might reconsider the former Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham boss's position once the club was safe from relegation and this week's meeting, together with a rumoured board meeting tomorrow, suggests that he is indeed pondering another change in manager.
Shakhtar Donetsk boss, Paulo Fonseca, has been linked with the Everton job ever since the Ukrainian club rebuffed an approach for him from the Blues following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. His contract with Shakhtar expires at the end of the current season on 19th May.
Meanwhile, Marco Silva, the former Watford manager dismissed earlier this season by the Hornets' hierarchy who blamed Everton for unsettling him, is also available.
The Mail report suggests that director of football, Steve Walsh, was also in attendance at the meeting. His own role is believed to be in the balance as well amid reports that Marcel Brands, PSV Eindhoven's technical director, has been offered a position at Finch Farm. De Telegraaf in the Netherlands reported yesterday that Brands would make his final decision over whether or not to leave the Dutch champions for Everton within a week.