Marco Silva sacked as Everton manager after Merseyside derby thrashing

By Mirror: Thursday, December 5th 2019 at 22:44 GMT +3 | Premier League
Marco Silva has been sacked as Everton boss. [Courtesy]

Marco Silva has been sacked as Everton manager after the Toffees fell into the relegation zone following their thrashing by Liverpool.

The Toffees fell to their ninth loss in 15 Premier League games this term, as their horrendous start to the campaign continued at Anfield.

Big things were expected of Everton at the start of the season, with Silva splashing out big money on Alex Iwobi, Moise Kean, Andre Gomes, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.

But the Toffees fell into the drop zone after their 5-2 Merseyside derby defeat, having been 4-1 down at half-time as their dreadful record at Anfield - 20 years and counting without a league win - continued.

The Blues shipped five against their rivals for the first time since 1982, taking their recent run to seven defeats in 10 outings.

Silva's time at Goodison is up. [Courtesy]

Speaking post-game, Silva was scathing, branding his side's display “not good enough, not brave enough”.

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The 42-year-old was also resigned to his fate. When asked about his future, he said: "I am not the right person to answer about the situation, this question is for different people.

"Every game I get the same question.

"My words here will change nothing."

Silva moved to Merseyside in May 2018 after a long chase from Everton - who had been keen to snare him from Watford during his spell with the Hornets.

His time at Vicarage Road soured, and having been sacked, he eventually moved to Merseyside when the club elected to part with Sam Allardyce.

Silva led the Toffees to an eighth-place finish in the league last season and was knocked out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup in the fourth and third rounds respectively.

In all he took charge of 59 matches as manager, winning 24 and losing 23.

He had previously managed Hull City in the Premier League also, having taken charge of Olympiacos in Greece and both Sporting Lisbon and Estoril in his homeland.

Silva is the latest Premier League boss to be dismissed in the last few weeks - with Mauricio Pochettino's reign at Tottenham coming to an end a fortnight ago, with Jose Mourinho taking his place.

Arsenal also parted company with Unai Emery, replacing him with Freddie Ljungberg, while Watford are looking for their third manager of the season after axing Quique Sanchez Flores.


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