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Marco Silva is under increasing pressure after Saturday’s defeat to Norwich City with Eddie Howe, Mikel Arteta and Mark Hughes all being linked as potential replacements.
Silva and Brands hold talks over recalling Everton loan star
Jordan slams Silva
Simon Jordan has slammed Marco Silva, claiming he has never been qualified to manage Everton.
Speaking to the Final Word on
talkSPORT, the former Crystal Palace chairman has not held back …
I don’t know how he got the job in the first place quite frankly. I really like [Everton chairman] Bill Kenwright, I count him as a friend.
I think on the whole, most of the managerial decisions he’s made, alongside [Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad] Moshiri, but primarily when he had all the influence with [managers like] David Moyes, Roberto Martinez and Ronald Koeman, they were advancing the football club.
This guy has come from Olympiakos, he went into Hull. He was ridiculed, I know, from the Soccer Saturday punditry team before he got to Hull.
It looked like he was going to keep them up, he didn ‘ t keep them up and went to Watford.
He had two or three months of a reasonable level of football and that qualified him for a huge project like Everton with a guy like Moshiri, who was bringing players in and having huge ambition to want to move this football club forward with a new stadium.
AC Milan to offload Everton target on loan?
With Jose Mourinho ruling out the possibility of Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining him at Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan look set to land the legendary Swede on a free transfer .
However, his arrival at the San Siro could see Milan look to offload one of two rumored Everton targets.
Calciomercatoclaims Rafael Leao or Krzysztof Piatek could make way for Ibrahimovic, having been linked with Everton in the past.
Meanwhile, Sport Mediaset, cited by
*************************************** Milan News, are reporting Milan could offer Piatek to the Blues in a loan-exchange deal for Moise Kean.
Kean ‘wants’ Silva sack
Despite speculation linking him with a return to Italy , Moise Kean is reportedly waiting to see if Marco Silva gets sacked before deciding his future.
Gazzetta dello Sport, cited by Sport Witness , claim the striker does not have a good relationship with his manager and ‘awaits his successor’.
Everton ‘hold talks’ with Moyes
Everton have held preliminary talks with David Moyes reportsFootball Insider.
They claim the Blues have sounded out his interest in replacing Marco Silva with the Scot said to be keen to return to Goodison.
Moyes reportedly has the advantage over other candidates as he knows the club well, has a rapport with supporters and is a free agent.
Next Everton manager odds
If Marco Silva loses his job, these are odds for Everton’s next permanent manager.
Guardiola speaks on Arteta future amid Everton and Arsenal links
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been speaking on the future of his assistant Mikel Arteta with the former Everton and Arsenal midfielder being linked with the hot seat at both of his former clubs.
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Prospect of Arteta sweet for this fan
Everton FC Women highlights
A horrible weekend to be a Blue but at least Everton FC Women won.
Guardiola on Arteta future
Pep Guardiola has backed Mikel Arteta to be a manager one day as he continues to be linked with Everton and Arsenal.
However, the Spaniard is hoping his compatriot will stay put at Manchester City for now.
Everton consider replacing Silva before Leicester
Everton are considering replacing Marco Silva before next weekend’s clash with Leicester City report .
They claim David Moyes is a strong contender with Eddie Howe also u nder consideration.
The Scot would be a short-term appointment to steady the ship but the report suggests some members of Everton’s board favor Howe, who has been on their shortlist in the past.
Everton ‘wanted Mourinho’
Jose Mourinho was on Everton’s radar as a potential replacement for Marco Silva before taking over at Tottenham reportFootball Insider.
Arteta a ‘top contender’ to replace Silva
Mikel Arteta is reportedly a top contender to replace Marco Silva at Everton reports Football Insider .
They claim the Spaniard has made a big impression on Everton bosses at Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City and will be sounded out about a possible Goodison return in the coming days.
Kevin Campbell backs Eddie Howe
Former Everton striker Kevin Campbell thinks Eddie Howe should replace Marco Silva.
Benitez eyes Premier League return
Having been linked with Everton, Rafa Benitez has admitted his wife wants him to return to the Premier League.
However, speaking tothe Times, he’s revealed he has no intention of leaving China just yet.
My wife would like to see me coming back in future to the Premier League.
But she knows [for now] I stay. And that I have to do things right here.
Benitez linked with Everton job
Rafa Benitez has been linked as a po tential replacement should Marco Silva leave Everton.
inewsclaim Marco Silva’s future remains under review and the Spaniard is one of two managers being lined up.
However, the report admits David Moyes is a more likely appointment.
Mark Hughes ‘considered’
The Express aren’t the only ones suggesting Mark Hughes, the Guardianare too.
They claim the former Everton striker has been discussed at boardroom level in recent weeks as a possible replacement for Marco Silva.
Moyes ‘wants’ Everton job
David Moyes would be open to replacing Marco Silva as Everton manager report theExpress.
They list David Unsworth and Mark Hughes as alternatives if the Blues don’t turn to the Scot.
Gray predicts Silva departure
Everton legend Andy Gray thinks Marco Silva will lose his job later this week.
The Scot was speaking on beIN SPORTS when commenting on inaccurate rumors that the Blues had parted company with the Portuguese yesterday.
Silva sacking ‘inevitable’
(The Mirror) are echoing our latest update on Marco Silva, reporting he’s been handed a temporary reprieve.
However, they also claim his fate is sealed and David Moyes is the most likely replacement when Everton do take the decision to dismiss the Portuguese.
When meeting Silva on Saturday, Farhad Moshiri reportedly said his instinct was to remain loyal to Silva for as long as possible and wants him in charge against Leicester next weekend.
But the report also claims when speaking with the board again on Sunday, the majority felt his departure is inevitable.
Goal of the day
Right, we all need some cheering up.
So here’s Dan Gosling’s winner against Liverpool for today’s Goal of the day.
Allardyce takes aim at Silva and Brands
Speaking of Sam Allardyce, he’s wasted no time in sticking the knife into Marco Silva, Marcel Brands and Everton.
Appearing onTalkSPORT, he says the Blues have gone backwards under his replacement.
But he hasn’t stopped there. He’s hit out at Everton’s recruitment and believes the Portuguese has lost the Goodison dressing room.
There was a lot to be done in recruitment terms and making sure mistakes that were made before I got there weren’t repeated. It doesn’t look like that has been the case.
Even though a lot of money has been spent again, there are some good players in some areas but some areas that are still weak.
They have already lost four games at home and Everton’s home record has always been the strength of the team.
It needs some stability again and they need to get themselves in a reasonable position this season and see where they go from there.
It is about respect. It is not about whether you get on well with the players. It is respect you are looking for.
It is your desire and organization which earns you the respect of your players.
When players respect you, they go out and play. They might like him, but they are not playing for him.
Bent backs Allardyce
While Marc o Silva might be set to stay (for now), that hasn’t stopped a number of other names being tipped to replace the Portuguese.
Let’s start with the ridiculous just to get it out of the way.
Darren Bent thinks Everton should re-appoint Sam Allardyce. Yes, really.
For me, to move forward Everton need to move on and freshen it up. They need a manager that’s defensive-minded. They’re shipping way too many goals.
Listen I know they hated him (Allardyce) when he was there, but you need somebody who’s going to get results.
It might not be the best football to watch, but if you’re conceding every single game then please tell me how you’re going to get any kind of result?
Marco Silva future latest
Only one place to start and that’s with our latest update on Marco Silva’s future courtesy of Phil Kirkbride.
Marco Silva is expected to remain in charge of Everton on Monday as pressure mounts on his position as manager following
The Blues’ hierarchy have remained tight-lipped today as speculation over Silva’s future continues to intensify but it is understood he will carry on planning for next weekend’s game with Leicester City as normal .
Read the rest of Phil’s piece here .. .
Rise and shine!
Rise and shine, Bl ues fans!
Marco Silva is still Everton manager despite Saturday’s defeat to Norwich City.
We’ll have the latest update on his position courtesy of Phil Kirkbride, but that hasn’t stopped David Moyes, Rafa Benitez and Mikel Arteta from all being linked as potential replacements.
Keep it with me,Theo Squires, for all that plus your latest Blues news and transfer gossip throughout the day.