After Everton’s ugly start to the 2017/18 season, Ronald Koeman was shown the door as Everton boss. Now we look at his replacement, each in a detailed profile.
Teams managed: Estoril 2011-14, Sporting CP 2014-15, Olympiacos 2015-16, Hull City 2017 and Watford 2017-
Former playing position: Right back
Managerial achievements: Portugese Divison 2 champions, Portugese division 2 Manager of the year, x1 Portugese cup and x1 Greek Super league titles.
Also among the candidates earmarked for the vacant Everton job, Marco Silva comes packing some good progress in the Premier league in his short managerial career. The Portuguese manager has pretty much followed in the footsteps of another manager we have already reviewed for the position in Paulo Bento. Like Bento, Silva has managed Sporting CP, 12 months after Bento vacated the position. Following on from Silva’s time at Sporting, he , like Bento, moved onto Olympiacos.
Silva’s achievements are fairly minimal due to the length of time he has currently had as a manager. But, the achievements he has made so far are respectable. Marco Silva dragged his hometown club, Estoril, from a dwindling position in Portugal’s second division, almost to the top of the first division in the space of 2 seasons. in doing so he gave the club the opportunity of Champions league football, something they hadn’t experienced before he arrived as manager or have experienced since his departure.
Most will recognise Silva’s ability as a coach in the Premier league with Hull City and now Watford. Although Hull City were eventually relegated at the end of last season, it is widely acknowledged that situation had already gone past the point of recovery, and although Silva dramatically improved their performances, it was to little to late. Now at Watford, Marco Silva has begun the season with his new club in a strong fashion. Watford struggled massively to perform as a Premier league sides at times, but Silva has brought consistency along with a firm identity to their play.
Everton are in a degree of difficulty rearing the foot of the Premier league table, and although Marco Silva has recently started his current project, he is a proven manager to improve faulting teams and with a cash backing could prove to be a real option in our managerial hunt.