No way back for Marco Silva at Everton

Everton manager Marco Silva
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On Saturday afternoon, Everton suffered a 2-0 defeat against Norwich at Goodison Park.

The Canaries had arrived on Merseyside as the team bottom in the Premier League but left the Toffees just four points clear of the previously struggling visitors.

The result was terrible for the Merseysider’s. The loss means that Everton have now lost against all three of the promoted teams this season without scoring. Two of those defeats have been on home soil too.

The writing on the wall for Silva

It is plain to see that Silva’s tenure as Everton boss is coming to an end. On Saturday, the Portuguese boss looked like a man who knew what was to lie ahead of him at the final whistle.

Media reports suggest the top brass at the Merseyside club, including majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, held a board meeting after the game and spoke to Silva.

The only surprise to anybody of the Everton persuasion is that the club has not yet dispensed with Silva’s services.

Only a matter of time

The reason that Silva is still in a job is likely that the Toffees need time to find a replacement. The idea of former boss David Moyes returning on an interim basis has been me talked about in the media.

However, maybe the club are instead making moves behind the scenes to bring another long-term replacement for the potentially outgoing Watford boss. There is also the theory that the board are allowing him more time. With trips to Leicester and Liverpool next up, there seems very little chance of a turnaround.

Everton need to act fast

It is clear to anybody who watches Everton that the Toffees are not living up to expectations. A number of key injuries have not helped the Merseysider’s and Silva’s cause. However, there is still enough quality within that squad to see-off teams like Norwich.

If not then they are in serious trouble this season. A nightmare run of fixtures awaits the Merseysider’s. If they are to avoid a relegation scrap then the club’s hierarchy needs to act fast and replace their floundering head coach.

Will Marco Silva leave Everton in the near future?