Loads of Everton supporters have been sharing who they would like to see the Toffees hire as Marco Silva’s replacement at Goodison Park, should the Portuguese head coach be sacked.
Is Marco Silva the right man for Everton?
Silva has overseen 52 fixtures across all competitions since he was appointed as Sam Allardyce’s successor in May 2018, but has only taken 22 wins from those and is now without a Premier League victory to his name from the Blues’ last three games (TransferMarkt).
The Merseyside outfit’s defeat at AFC Bournemouth prior to home losses against Sheffield United and Manchester City also meant that Everton have only won five Premier League games on the road with Silva in charge, having played 22 away from Goodison Park since his arrival.
Everton’s previously supreme home form has started to waver with the Blades’ and Citizens’ triumphs, too, having made Goodison Park a fortress this year with victories over Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United immediately following a goalless draw with Liverpool.
Some Toffees supporters are starting to feel like enough is enough, though, with many taking to social media to share who they would like to see Director of Football Marcel Brands appoint if Silva were to be relieved of his duties.
A prominent name called for was former Liverpool and Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez, who is currently in charge of Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang on a £12m-a-year contract (Independent).
Since his arrival in China, Benitez has overseen six wins in 12 games, following a 1.48 points-per-game average at St. James’ Park after securing 62 wins in 146 fixtures with the Magpies across all competitions.
Other managers certain Blues supporters would be keen to hire include Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe – who has been with the Cherries since 2012 – Leeds United’s Marcelo Bielsa, or a return to Goodison Park for current Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta.
Here are some of the messages shared…
Blanc, Mourinho , Allergi (is Available) Spalletti, Conte Jardim.
These are all available right now.
Go and pay whatever it takes. @Everton
— Mr Jones (@OH_Man_Blue) September 29, 2019
Keep him for a couple more games, then, RAFA!!!!! With money to spend and Brands connections… It’s better than the poison chalice of Mourinho.
— The Formby Fonz (@ClintBartonBos) September 30, 2019
Eddie Howe! Knows the Prem, Get him and Callum Wilson onboard and another cb and cm
— Ant Percival (@anthonyperciva3) September 29, 2019
Seems like we have played the same way for years just a change of personnel. Down the wings fullbacks overlap then pull the ball back behind the strikers after they have made a decent run into the box. We are predictable. For me bring in Erik ten Hag Ajax are amazing to watch
— Russell Kelly (@toysrruss1) September 29, 2019
If we could replace him Marcelo Bielsa
— Andy Wood (@AndyWood23) September 29, 2019
Benitez would be an excellent manager for #Efc. He’d get us organised, attract good players and would have us playing good football. Silva been here 15mths, spent shed load and our football is poor. Tired tactics and easy pickings for the opposition when we play away.
— Bullens Kid (@BullensKid) September 29, 2019
I want us to persevere with Silva. However, if he was to be sacked. I want Arteta in as manager with Cahill as assistant
— Aaron Stevenson (@Coach_AaronSte) September 29, 2019
I don’t know if it’s quite sacking time. But Rafa would be a great addition.
— John R (@JohnRobert1878) September 29, 2019
— Samuel and Thomas (@wearethetwins) September 29, 2019
Jose Mourinho for me.
— S (@JustSayItPeopl1) September 29, 2019
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— D (@FatWeightlifter) September 29, 2019