Everton manager Marco Silva has revealed that he has not been given an ultimatum on his future at the club. The Portuguese manager’s future with the Toffees is currently the subject of debate following the club’s slow start to the season. The club fell to a 2-0 defeat against newly-promoted Norwich City last weekend which would have been extremely frustrating for fans of the club.
“I don’t waste my time or my focus thinking about that situation,” he said. “My focus is always on my players and what I can control,” he said as quoted by Sky Sports.
“The next match is always what is on my mind and analysing, of course, why we didn’t perform and why we didn’t achieve the result we wanted and needed. Nothing more, I don’t lose one minute thinking about this situation.
A few losses during the coming weeks and the Merseysiders could soon find themselves being involved in the relegation dog-fight. Since Silva was appointed as their manager during the summer of 2018, they have given him significant funds to invest on new players but the club has set to see any tangible improvement.
If results do not improve soon, Silva should be replaced
He has certainly been given sufficient resources and time to develop the club. Yes, it is acceptable that they will not win any trophies but they should however be firm candidates to challenge for a strong finish on the top half of the standings and even Europa League football. As things stand, they are playing more like a club which will finish on the bottom half of the standings and which could even be involved in the relegation scrap going forward.
Large sections of the club’s fan-base now appears to be against Silva leading the club. Graffiti emerged which called for him to be sacked at the stands on Gooidson Park on Monday night and sections of the club’s home support also expressed their sentiment quite clearly last Saturday during the defeat against Norwich City.
Currently the two favourites to succeed Silva if he is sacked are David Moyes and Eddie Howe. Moyes has arguably been the best Toffees manager since the turn of the century while Howe has done an impressive job as Cherries boss during the past several years.