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Why Everton`s Plight May Not Be All Marco Silva`s Fault

29 December, 2019

Marco Silva is currently the number one favorite on betting sites to be the next Premier League manager to face the chop.

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Marco Silva is currently the number one favorite on betting sites to be the next Premier League manager to face the chop. Looking at where Everton are in the league and the dismal results which they have produced this season so far, it is very easy to see why this is the case. The Toffees are languishing just about the relegation spots in 16th place with just 4 wins and 7 defeats already this season, their misery compounded by last weekend’s home defeat against Norwich. The buck of course will always stop with the manager, but this is not to say that the current state of Everton is all down to the Portuguese manager.

Financial Lunacy 

The reason why David Moyes was revered so much by Everton fans, and the reason they want him back, was because of what he was able to produce with a shoestring budget. There was a genuine belief that if Everton were to have some additional funds then they would be next in line to take on the ‘top 6’ and challenge for more Champions League finishes. When Bill Kenwright sold half of his shares in Everton to Farhad Moshiri for big bucks, the money that they had so desperately hoped for was there to spend, and Everton have managed to completely squander it. Some of the signings which this club have made are questionable beyond belief, overpaying for almost all of them, take a look.

Alex Iwobi - £25 million for the Arsenal flop

Richarlison - £32 million for a man who impressed in half a season for Watford

Michael Keane - £18 million, another half promising player which they overpaid for

Yannick Bolasie - £20 million for a poor man’s Zaha

Morgan Schneiderlin - £17 million after a terrible spell at Man United

 Everton wasted their investment and their Lukaku money, and have invested it in a disjointed team, on massive wages.

Ruined Youth

Everton really looked like they were on to something when the likes of Tom Davies, Holgate and Calvert-Lewin all arrived on the scene having impressed at youth level. Sadly however these youngsters came at the wrong time, or more importantly under the wrong managers in Koeman and Allardyce, who expected them to be high level players far too early. By the time Silva came along, those players’ progression had stunted and he’s had to start again with most of them.

Expectation

Are everyone expected to be down at the bottom of the table? Of course they are not but if anyone thinks that this is a club which should be in the top 6, or even top 8, then they are deluding themselves. The club has lacked an identity for years, it has hired poor managers with little experience at the level they expect, Martinez, Koeman great examples of this, and they have failed to capitalize on a solid foundation which Mr. Moyes previously left them.

Silva has not covered himself in glory by any stretch of the imagination, but to lay all the blame at his door would be wrong.


 
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