Marco Silva seemed like the perfect manager for Everton. They’re a team that has been famed over the last decade or so for being a consistent, stable outfit, yet that stability has descended into relative chaos as of late.
A flurry of failed managerial appointments offered varying levels of success to the Goodison Park faithful, yet Silva seemed like a good man to help steady the ship, whilst also bringing back the brilliant football that the club had been known for.
However, so far, he’s been somewhat underwhelming. Results have been inconsistent, and so far, the Toffees haven’t lived up to expectations. They won at the weekend against Bournemouth, but it was hardly convincing.
That said, whilst it may not please fans, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see Silva failing to dominate. His job was always going to be a difficult one, and with every passing week, the task on his hands grows ever larger. It was never going to be a one summer job. In fact, the truth is that the Portuguese will still need another window or two to really leave his mark on the team.
Bringing players in is crucial, but it’s also important that the Toffees get rid of the deadwood at the club. According to the Daily Mail, that’s exactly what they’re planning with Cenk Tosun, Oumar Niasse and Morgan Schneiderlin all reportedly available for a transfer this month.
Each player moved to the club with a lot of expectation, but they’ve all failed to deliver. Despite having obvious roles to play, they’ve not stepped up, and that’s been a big problem for Everton.
With the club looking to sell, that implies that Silva is being given the time to build the team in his image, and whilst it’s not working perfectly right now, by the time a year or so passes, maybe the Portuguese will have the squad he wants.
Then, and only then, can we pass judgement on the Portuguese.
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