While the footballing world focuses on the troubles in Manchester, it’s worth noting that Everton are suffering just as bad, if not worse, under Marco Silva.
The 42-year-old is under mounting pressure after a disastrous run of four Premier League dropped them into the relegation zone.
Everton billionaire majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri first invested in the club in February 2016 and increased his stake two years later from 49.9 per cent to 68.6 per in September 2018.
According to Transfermarkt’s estimations, the Toffees have spent almost half a billion on transfers (£457.92m). Silva was responsible for approximately £198m of that since being appointed in June 2018. Everton’s highest finish in the previous three years is seventh.
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There’s only so long that mediocrity can be accepted, and only so many chances that can be handed out, before executive decisions need to be made – and like a cat sitting precariously on its eighth life, Silva’s ninth, against West Ham United, may well be his last.
Mark Ogden, a senior writer at ESPN, told BBC 5 Live Sport: “Everton are struggling big time – I think Silva’s under more pressure than most.
“I think he could be the next one to go, actually.”
“Everton are struggling big time – I think Silva’s under more pressure than most.”
The Toffee’s have lost their last four league games & find themselves just one place above the relegation zone.
Why haven’t things clicked for them this season? ? pic.twitter.com/zk36szDM0L
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) October 18, 2019