Everton fans were not impressed by Tuesday’s links to Marco Silva, and they’re convinced there are better candidates out there.
Everton fans shared a collective sigh of relief when Sam Allardyce was sacked on Wednesday, but reports earlier in the week suggested Marco Silva would be his replacement, and fans were not happy about it.
Silva impressed when he first moved to England with Hull, but his new manager bounce quickly wore off and the Tigers were relegated.
The charismatic manager’s impressive start with the club yielded a new job offer though, and he started last season in charge of Watford.
Some impressive early results helped by the incredible breakout of Richarlison quickly faded away, and the Portuguese boss was sacked after a run of terrible form.
Fans are concerned over the defensive frailties in both English teams Silva has managed, and they’re desperate for a more proven winner.
Arsene Wenger is a possible short-term fix, while plenty of fans are convinced Paulo Fonseca and former PSG man Unai Emery should be the front-runners. Finally, there are more than a few shouts for a shock swoop for former Liverpool man Rafael Benitez.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Not against Silva but would rather have Wenger/Unsworth or Wenger/Arteta or Fonseca or Eddie Howe…………but if it is Silva he'll get my 100% support!
— Scousericey (@scousericey) May 12, 2018
Why are they willing to pay compensation for silva when fonseca and emery are out there on the market and there free 🤔
— Callum Johnston (@callum_johnston) May 16, 2018
Exactly, Fonseca got to be, not Silva he_s crap! Arteta 2nd choice, wd be popular appointment!
— Maxy (@MJ3669) May 16, 2018
Becoming to much like a circus this, especially when he’s not proved anything! Emery or fonseca!!
— Andy Wood (@andywoodefc) May 16, 2018
Rather go and get Rafa
— dylan davies (@dylanjd14) May 16, 2018
West Ham making a move for Benitez!! I know it's a bit of a controversial one considering his past but id go for him rather than Silva………
— Paul Wilson (@bluepaul71) May 17, 2018
Why arnt we going in for benitez he is only in talks with newcastle make him a huge offer we get a top manager to much baggage with silva and his record is awfull plus he only stays with clubs one season if west ham get rafa we would be gutted we want the best
— Harry Colquhoun (@colquhoun_harry) May 17, 2018
Go get Benitez @Everton
— Ash Brough (@ashbrough) May 16, 2018
Ultimately he’s gone and quite simply I have never seen my team play such boring football. The biggest decision now is who comes in and NO WAY can Silva be our next manager. We want success go and bring in a top manager like Benitez!!!!
— HD (@daltshj) May 17, 2018