Everton Club decided to sack coach Marco Silva after 18 months in Goodison Park after being beaten 5-2 by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby in the 15th round of the Premier League and dropped to the relegation zone. Mr. Silva is the 4th military leader in the English Premier League in less than 2 weeks.
“Everton Club can confirm that coach Marco Silva has left the team. Duncan Ferguson is temporarily in charge of the first team and will lead the team against Chelsea this weekend”, the Everton club said in a statement on Thursday. With that decision, it is reported that former coach David Moyes has been linked to return to Goodison Stadium as Silva’s successor to lead the team for the remainder of the season.
The verdict for Silva seems to be predictable after a series of 8 defeats in the last 11 matches. The patience of the Everton club leadership has not long been maintained when the team has been significantly added to compete for a place in the European Cup next season. However, Everton under coach Silva returned with a reverse position after 15 rounds of the top 3 from the bottom up.
In fact, Everton fans have called on the Portuguese military to leave after a 2-2 home defeat to Norwich on November 23. After a 1-2 defeat to host Leicester last weekend, coach Silva has only one chance left in the Merseyside derby at Anfield against Liverpool, who are unbeaten this season. And the outcome was even worse when he first conceded five times in a derby against rivals Liverpool for the first time since 1982.
Silva became the fourth Premier League coach this season to be sacked in less than 2 weeks. Earlier, Tottenham, Arsenal and Watford also killed Mauricio Pochettino, Unai Emery and Quique Sanchez Flores, respectively. Silva also became Everton’s fourth leader since the British-Iranian businessman Farhad Moshiri came to power in 2016 after Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce.
Silva has greatly strengthened his transfer market with more than £ 100 million spent on signings of Richarlison, Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes, Yeray Mina, Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi over the past two summers. However, finishing eighth last season is considered a meager return on investment and things are getting worse this season.