Toffees favourite is still undecided about his future.
Stoke City are considering asking veteran Everton midfield player Phil Neville to take over from Tony Pulis, who left his role as manager of the Potters on Tuesday, reports the Daily Mail.
Neville, 36, has still to make a final decision about where his long-term future lies in the game and there still remains the possibility that the one-time England international could even carry on playing in the Premier League next season.
However, if Neville’s current knee injury does mean an end to his glittering playing career after 19 years at the very top, then it is more than likely that he will move into management, especially given the fact that the one-time Manchester United star will be assisting England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce at the European Championship finals in Israel this summer.
And if that were to be the case, then Stoke are hoping Neville accepts their offer to replace Pulis, who has left the Britannia after eight years with the club.
Neville, who is currently taking his Uefa coaching badges, has made 689 career appearances for United and Everton since 1994, while he also represented his country with distinction on 59 occasions between 1996 and 2007.