Everton sack manager Marco Silva
- Silva has lost nine Premier League games already
- The manager's latest defeat came at the derby as Everton lost 5-2 to Liverpool
- The tactician lasted only 18 months with the club after taking over from Sam Allardyce
- Former Everton boss David Moyes is a surprise favorite to take over at Goodison Park
Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva barely 24 hours after a derby defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
Silva’s sacking was confirmed on Thursday, December 5, with the club languishing desperately in 18th position after losing nine games in the league this season.
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Duncan Ferguson has been named as the temporary manager ahead of their game against Chelsea this weekend.
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A number of candidates have already emerged as potential successors at Everton, with the most outrageous man to be linked with the job being David Moyes, who coached the side for more than a decade before leaving the job in 2013 for Manchester United.
Through their official website, Everton confirmed that Silva was no longer in charge at the club.
"Majority Shareholder Farhad Moshiri, Chairman Bill Kenwright and the Board of Directors would like to thank Marco for his service over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future.
"Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the first team and will manage the side for the game against Chelsea on Saturday.
There was a lot of optimism when Silva first arrived at Goodison park in May 2018.
Having taken over from Sam Allardyce, it was expected that Silva would instill more attractive football to the Everton side to perhaps make them more competitive with the so-called Big Six.
However, 18 months down the line and the Spaniard looked to have lost his way in Merseyside, and despite a heavily talented squad, results have been wanting.
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In his last post-match interview, Silva not only looked defeated in terms of his time at Everton, but he also played down questions on his future, saying his fate was “not in his power”.
He becomes the latest Premier League managerial casualty after the departures of Quique Sanchez Flores and Javi Garcia (both sacked by Watford), Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery.
Silva’s record at Everton has been rather wretched, particularly in recent months as the club has already lost a staggering nine games in the Premier League.
They finished eighth in his first campaign in charge but despite spending more than £100m on signings in the summer, he failed to build on his decent form from last season.
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