Sam Allardyce spoke to TalkSport this morning about Everton’s lack of success and their slow start to the season.
The former England manager, who was sacked as Toffees boss after six months in charge last summer, puts Everton’s lack of success down to having very little stability in the wake of their disappointing 3-2 loss away at Brighton.
Speaking at length over the future of manager Marco Silva, and the circumstances surrounding his tenure in charge at the club, the 65-year-old relayed the point that the club needs stability now more than ever – regardless of how much money they spend in the transfer window.
Appearing on Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast, Allardyce went on to ask how they can turn this around and who they could get to replace Silva at the helm.
“Who do you get if Marco Silva goes? They tried and failed to sign Marco Silva, and then they came for me, and I think that once they didn’t clinch that it looks like Marco Silva was always going to arrive at the club.
“Where do you go? If you don’t get that stability very quickly, it [bad form] could continue for a period of time where it’s going to be very difficult to bring success back to Everton no matter how much money you spend.”
The Toffees have lost five out of their last six league games, putting real pressure on boss Silva, who oversaw an influx of summer investment at Goodison Park.
Everton spent a total of £114m in the summer according to Soccerbase, including star signings Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean – brought in for a combined £58.5m.
Despite this, so far they have struggled to stamp their authority on winnable Premier League games – with their goal of breaking the top six looking more difficult every week.
Indeed, if the Toffees are going to potentially qualify for Europe, they’ll need to find their feet quickly as Allardyce suggests.
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