Marco Silva faces the sack after humiliation at Anfield
Everton manager, Marco Silva faces the sack. The club’s board will decide his future on Thursday. Former boss, David Moyes is under consideration as an interim replacement.
Silva survived one round of emergency talks among the club’s hierarchy after the home defeat to Norwich on 23rd November.
He escaped the first time sacking as Everton appreciated, he has worked tirelessly and suffered injuries to key midfield players, Andre Gomes, Jean Phillippe Gbamin and Fabian Delph.
However, from the look of things, he will not be spared for the second time.
Everton suffered a humiliating 5-2 thrashing in the Merseyside derby at Anfield which left the club in the relegation zone.
The 42-year-old Portuguese was asked about his future in the aftermath of Everton’s eighth. He said, “I am not the right person to talk about this situation. You are asking me and I don’t have the answer.”
On the contrary, the answer will be delivered on Thursday.
There is a possibility that the manager will not be in charge for Saturday’s game against Chelsea at Goodison Park.
This will be after further discussions have been made which looks like it will result in Silva’s time at Everton ending in dismissal.
His dismissal will be a blow to majority stakeholders, Moshiri. He was the main driver behind Silva’s recruitment.
If he goes, the 56-year-old Moyes is in the frame to return as a temporary solution.
The return of Moyes as a potential successor to Silva provoked an angry reaction from many Everton fans. They regard his return as a retrograde step given his lack of success since leaving for Manchester United in 2013.
It has been suggested if Moyes returns, he could bring another Everton old boy, Tim Cahill back as his assistant.
When the Portuguese is dismissed, he will be the fourth man to suffer the fate.