According to Sky Sports News, it is a “99 percent” certainty that ex-Watford boss Marco Silva will become the next football manager of Everton.
New director of football Marcel Brands is believed to have found the ideal candidate for the first manager of his tenure.
Brands was the head of transfer strategy and youth development at PSV Eindhoven for several years and arrives in English football with the task of reviving the sleeping giant of Everton. Last summer, Everton spent over £100 million in the transfer market, but without a discernible plan for how they wanted play.
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Both, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Davy Klaassen were purchased, for £45 and £24 million respectively, and they play the same position on the field. That summed up their strategy in the transfer market and their form was awful to begin the season.
Then manager, Ronald Koeman was sacked after a dismal defeat to Arsenal in October when they were closer to the relegation zone than the top six. Everton flirted with Marco Silva back in November, after several impressive performances from his Watford side.
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However, Watford accused Everton of tampering and the Toffees instead brought in disgraced, former England manager, Sam Allardyce.
Results slightly improved, as they were never really in danger of being relegated, but the performance on the pitch were dire. Allardyce does not employ the type of attacking football most Evertonians would prefer to see from their club and by the end of the season, Allardyce was sacked.
Marco Silva hit a poor run of form with Watford by early January and was given the sack almost immediately, even though a few months earlier, he was being hailed for his work with the club. Now, Silva will be tasked in figuring out how to fit all the expensive pieces they purchased last year and make the product on the field entertaining.
Everton will be leaving Goodison Park for a £500m, a 55,000-seater stadium at Bramley Moore Dock in 2022-23 season. The hope is that Silva can be a longterm manager, who can help usher a new era of Everton football.
He will have talented players such as Sigurosson, Theo Walcott, Cenk Tosun, and Jordan Pickford, but Silva has failed before at Watford, so we’ll have to wait and see if Everton got the person to lead this team to the future.