Sam Allardyce's tenure as Everton manager looks to be over amid reports that the club will relieve him of his duties within the next 48 hours.
The 63-year-old was due to meet with major shareholder Farhad Moshiri at some stage this week where it was expected he would be informed that he will not be retained beyond the end of the current season.
It appears, however, based on the proliferation of news reports tonight, that the decision has already been taken and the media briefed that the search for his replacement is already underway. Marco Silva, the former Hull City and Watford manager, is the supposed favourite ahead of his countryman Paulo Fonseca who, late-breaking reports say, interviewed with West Ham United this afternoon.
ESPN led with claims from their sources that Allardyce would be leaving Everton later this week and that was followed by corroborating suggestions by Andy Hunter (which will be on the back page of tomorrow's print edition of The Guardian), and the majority of the other news outlets.
It could mark the beginning of a series of significant changes at Goodison Park this summer that may include a new director of football in the form of Marcel Brands, the departure of the club's highest earner in Wayne Rooney, and a new chief executive.
Brands's arrival from PSV Eindhoven has been mooted for weeks now and confirmation from him either way is due any day now. Rooney, meanwhile, appears to be in the final stages of making a switch to DC United of Major League Soccer.
Current CEO Robert Elstone is leaving Everton after 10 years at the commercial helm to take up a similar role heading up Rugby's Super League.
With Everton seemingly in free-fall last autumn following the sacking of Ronald Koeman and amid David Unsworth's struggles to right the ship, Moshiri sounded out renowned Premier League firefighter, Allardyce, along with Silva and Fonseca as potential replacements.
Marco Silva, Farhad Moshiri's top target last November, is apparently still at the top of the shortlist to become the new Everton boss.
After both Watford and Shakhtar refused to allow their coaches to speak with the Blues and as fears of a prolonged fight against relegation set in following crushing defeats to Atalanta in the Europa League and Southampton in the Premier League, Moshiri felt compelled to go back to Allardyce at the end of November with a compromise arrangement.
The former Bolton, Blackburn, Newcastle, West Ham, Sunderland and Crystal Palace boss, who had left the England post a year earlier in disgrace, eventually agreed to an 18-month term worth a reported £6m.
He guided Everton into the top half of the table and to within six points of Champions League-chasing Tottenham by mid-December but could not sustain a consistent run of form to mount a challenge for Europe. The Toffees eventually clung on to eighth place despite losing their final game of 2017-18 at West Ham.
Criticised for negative tactics, a lack of attacking adventure, a chronic shortage of goals, and some heavy defeats to teams in the top six, Allardyce failed to win over Blues fans and was the subject of increasingly vocal chants from the stands calling for his dismissal over the final weeks of the season. That, combined with a desire on Moshiri's part to kickstart his stalled project with a fresh appointment has led to the decision to cut ties this month.
The reports suggest that Silva's appointment may not be entirely straightforward, with the Portuguese still in a legal dispute with Watford over £750,000 he feels he is owed due to premature dismissal from the Hertfordshire club in January.
The Hornets board may still pursue legal action against Everton if they hire him for what they deemed an illegal approach for Silva in the first place last November, despite the fact that the Blues offered them upwards of £15m to part with him.
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1 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:09:01
2 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:18:13
3 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:18:48
4 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:21:13
It certainly allows us a little optimism for the first time since this miserable season commenced.
5 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:25:51
An injection of fresh ideas, strategic planning and a pragmatic framework in place to assess goals and objectives each season is a must, together with improving and maximising revenues including the best commercial deals.
6 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:27:17
7 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:31:40
Uninspiring if true.
8 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:31:47
9 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:32:42
10 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:33:12
11 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:34:48
I think we will see a much tighter ship now with Kenwrights interference diminishing.
12 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:35:14
I'm undecided if Silva is the answer (I'll support him 100% if he's appointed, though) but let's not treat the two situations as if they were equal.
13 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:36:11
14 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:36:19
15 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:38:57
16 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:40:03
17 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:46:05
18 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:46:31
19 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:47:50
20 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:48:54
We gave his Watford side a 2 goal lead and beat them 3-2 when we were absolutely rudderless.
It seems to me he starts well and then falls away like the guy at Swansea and Martinez.
I really hope you and Steve Ferns are right because this is a much bigger challenge than Hull or Watford. The whole club needs a revolution not just the coaching.
21 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:55:31
That was categorically not the case with Martinez. Comparisons between them are lazy at best, uninformed at worst. Or is that the wrong way round?! If Silva had been in charge that whole year at Hull then I could understand but cmon...context people!
22 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:56:17
When Moyes went many of us were relieved but when Martinez came in there was a lot of apprehension.
Despite his appointment the team started playing some decent football but alas it didn't last.
Then along came Ronald and we then felt that this guy was the real deal and again he quickly proved to be a dud.
Things got desperate and Unsy may have done better with some more time but it wasn't to be and Allardyce proved how adept he was at making the team even more lethargic than it had ever been despite finishing eighth.
What next we are asking ? Moshiri needs to do his homework if he hasn't already started and dig deep again to hopefully get the right man.
23 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:57:32
No time and possibly reduced budget this preseason.
For me likely Silva has been on a retainer .Still with EFC who knows. It surely must get better, this week.
24 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:57:59
25 Posted 14/05/2018 at 22:58:23
26 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:00:25
27 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:00:40
Silva did okay but didnt cover himself in glory at Hull. He had a decent half-season at Watford. I dont see why we seem to be so interested. His record abroad has high points and low points but thats true of many other managers.
Fonseca has done a good job at Shakhtar but is untried in the Premier League. Again, its another punt.
Why are the the following names seemingly not in the mix:
Unai Emery (now available!)
Im not suggesting any of the above are the right answer but surely they have to be considered alongside the two known candidates?
28 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:04:39
29 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:05:28
30 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:13:16
So, we seek someone who's maybe got the Pochettino touch, the only problem being the squad he inherited was way more equipped than ours is. That's why I'm grimly prepared to welcome Silva and his entourage of coaches, and he only works with HIS entourage of coaches thus far.
He's a man whose Hull and Watford squads were enthused by his ability to actually get on the training field and physically move their body positions into the optimum position to make it best for their team's tactics, to the cost of their opponent's and, you know what, he might have saved Hull had he had a just few more games.
I shake my head and wonder just why adult "professional" millionaire footballers these days need to have someone teach them, one-to-one, something as basic as the best position for them to stand/posture/present but there it is. From what I expect he'll find at FF he'll have his work cut out though.
On the positive side, in his down-time he'll no doubt be given the "A to Zed" on pigeon training from "the legend" Ferguson as the breakfast fry-up is plonked in front of them all.
31 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:14:47
32 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:15:30
33 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:15:31
Wasted millions on over priced players.
Giving a two year contract to a manager who was clearly a short term appointment.
Chasing Marco Silva who relegated Hull and who won a few games for Watford before getting the sack. If we appoint this guy then he clearly is clueless.
And now being linked to using the parasite super agent Raiola*
34 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:16:25
There is a lot of criticism of his coaching from players. Neymar seems to be on a personal mission to get him sacked. However, I believe Neymar is really after a move and his agent is using the press to criticise Emery to get that move. PSG acted by getting rid of Emery as they are determined to keep their star man, the player they believe is behind only Messi and Cristiano Aveiro.
I do believe that Emery would do an excellent job at Everton, but I feel people call for him simply by looking at the jobs he's had and the trophies he's won, without knowing why he won them and how he won them and so what he actually can offer Everton.
I feel that if you actually broke down Emery's skillset, that he is a great man-manager, but this is called into question at PSG. He is a good tactician. But you also need to bear in mind that Seville never broke the top 3 in Spain, they often struggled to 4th or 5th in La Liga, and that PSG underachieved last season.
I don't think he is the best man for the job, despite his talents, but more importantly, he will demand and get a club in the Champions League.
Edit: sorry Emery was only in charge this season. It's been so long it felt like two.
35 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:16:27
36 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:21:07
37 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:28:10
Im not sure its going to be met with universal appraisal and I just hope its not another case of fans wanting him gone by November if hes not hit the ground running.
Personally I think we have a squad of shite that needs massively overhauling and its currently a squad of ageing players who their best years have long gone and young players who just arent Premier League class, at least not yet anyway .
I fear it will need a massive overhaul of playing staff regardless of who gets this job, and thats the one thing I doubt will happen this summer so well be stuck with this same unbalanced squad of underperforming wasters.
38 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:30:16
Over to you, Mr. Walsh!
39 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:33:12
I can accept that some don't want him but it's bemusing when some of the said posters say they want Fonseca. They have very similar managerial paths. If anything wouldn't it be better to go for the man who has premier league experience and did a decent job at smaller clubs?!
Emery could be a shout but his English is very poor.
40 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:42:37
41 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:48:43
42 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:48:50
43 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:49:18
44 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:51:51
If you want to talk about big names then how about Ancelotti, great player, great manager also let go because he was under achieving at Bayern, apparently their star player Robben hated him. Just for the record I don't think Ancelotti would be a good fit for Everton.
But I do think Emery would. Mangers just like players have their levels, we have all seen the limitations that existed with David Moyes. If we can get a manager in who is in the champions league bracket but still has a point to prove then we will be having a good start. Add to that a manager who's Seville team pressed with intensity and hit teams on the break, I really believe he is the manager we need.
45 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:53:42
Thank fuck this dire episode in our history is about to draw to a close. I thought the dark days of Walter Smith were bad, but Allardyce made me reminisce for those times like it was a holiday in the Seychelles. Good riddance to him!
46 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:58:56
Everton need a workaholic coach, not a big name to drift in and out and say a few words and try to do it all on match day. Carlo was one of the best, his CL trophies point to that, but his hunger is long gone. He wouldn't take a job like Everton, and seems destined for international management to me. However, he does love London, lives there and seems to want another job in the capital.
47 Posted 14/05/2018 at 00:02:33
Is that an amazing job?
Statistically that's mid to lower mid table performance.
Is it amazing simply because it was Hull he did it with because otherwise I "honestly" can't see it.
48 Posted 14/05/2018 at 00:08:57
It is a bit too early for him to leave Huddersfield at the moment, he needs another season with them in the premier league but I think he will become a very successful manager. I will be watching his progress with interest.
As has been said, whoever gets the Everton gig, has a huge rebuilding job in front of him and he is going to need more money from Moshiri.
I think the signings of Walcott and Tosun will work out OK but we still need a dominant left sided centre half, a midfield Dynamo, and another striker and left back. That will test Farhad Moshiri's nerve.
Mind you, the £131m he will receive in TV money for this season will help.
49 Posted 15/05/2018 at 00:09:50
Steve Bruce was knocking on the door of the lunatic owner, you know the guy, he wants to change Hull City into Hull Tigers (surely that's a rugby league side?). He asked him for funds as he needed players to make them competitive. He was told no. Hull were not ready for the PL and they had no plans to stay there.
So in came Mike Phelan. At first he was caretaker and they got a couple of wins. So he got the job. He then had Hull doing what everyone expected and they were rock bottom, and whilst they would not have a record breakingly bad season, they would not break 25 points. So in came Silva, with Hull bottom and all but doomed. Then as we all know, they beat the RS, they beat Utd, they were in a Cup Semi, and they won a load of games.
So maybe 42+ points over a season is crap, but it's a bloody miracle with that Hull side. And that's the point. He made a Championship level side, with no decent players, and a load of misfits like Niasse, competitive and come oh so close to staying up, and he did it all in a few months.
I wouldn't say he did an amazing job at Hull, but their fans still rave about him, so do their players, and they are all grateful for his efforts and wish he'd never left.
50 Posted 15/05/2018 at 00:12:10
That Huddersfield side are the worst team in this division. I have no doubt about that. They should have been bottom, and the fact they were not is all down to him. He's done well the last two seasons, let's see if he can make it a third.
51 Posted 14/05/2018 at 00:12:19
You mention a workaholic manager but it has to be in the right areas.
Roberto was obsessed with football completely 24/7, to the extent that he had extra TV screens in his living room so he could watch football whilst he was sitting on the same couch as his Missus but ultimately he neglected certain areas of the game, player fitness and he thought ball retention was enough to defend, if they don't have it they can't score.
Everyone thinks Roberto wanted to be like Guardiola, he didn't he wanted to be like Cruyff but without the players, he was so idealistic about it that eventually it done for him (he might still win the world cup mind as he will have fit players to play for him)
52 Posted 15/05/2018 at 00:17:16
53 Posted 14/05/2018 at 00:22:48
54 Posted 15/05/2018 at 00:25:42
55 Posted 15/05/2018 at 00:30:32
Martinez never pressed the ball in the Bielsa way. So yes, I agree his style is very different. It's based on retaining possession. However, I feel Martinez is a better coach and manager than many on here give him credit for. Many just dismiss the 72 point haul, the two Semi finals, and the European Quarter final as nothing, despite the fact that only one Everton manager can beat those feats.
Silva is a workaholic manager in the stlye of a (young) Mourinho and a (young) Benitez. Martinez watched football with his wife, watching two TVs. Benitez and Mourinho and now Silva watch football in an office, studying tape of the opposition diligently and analysing weaknesses and all three focus on defence from those tapes. There can be no comparison with Martinez in that regard.
Silva's default tactic is a counter attacking 4231, in the Mourinho mould. You cannot successfully counter attack if you cannot successfully defend. So again, he's the opposite of Martinez.
Silva likes to play attacking football in that he presses high up the pitch, in the Bielsa way, to win the ball in dangerous areas and attack the goal quickly before the defence has recovered their shape. This means a much more direct style and less possession based as his teams will play through balls, rather than looking for a square pass.
However, Silva has twice been in charge of top sides. Olympiacos and Sporting. These sides were head and shoulders better than the other teams in their league (with the exceptions of Benfica and Porto), and so he had to play a possession based style whilst teams looked to sit deep against him. That said, his teams scored a lot of goals from a devastating counter attack system, which is where that quote about Olympiacos giving the ball away so they could counter attack comes from, though it is very much tongue-in-cheek and should not be taken so literally.
A player who faded badly after Silva left Watford is Nathan Cleverly. If ever a player is a walking advert for Silva's coaching it is him. He looked like Zidane under Silva.
If we are to play a 4231, then expect something like:
Coleman Jagielka Keane Baines
Walcott Sigurdsson Lookman
However, Silva might prefer the much quicker Calvert-Lewin up top. His fullbacks do not attack as much as we might like. There is always that double pivot (two defensive midfielders) and Sigurdsson will be expected to do a lot of closing down. Tosun would be expected to "start the press" meaning he would be responsible for setting the tone of the closing down, which is why I suspect that Calvert-Lewin might get the nod. Silva would look for goals from the front 4, rather than just the striker.
56 Posted 15/05/2018 at 00:34:26
But Ill be delighted to see Sam go.
57 Posted 15/05/2018 at 00:35:24
58 Posted 15/05/2018 at 00:51:59
Baines - too slow
Schniederlin - too static, needs a mentality change to adapt
Rooney - too slow to be a striker and far too slow and static to be a midfielder
Those players who play midfield need to be able to tackle and burst forwards quickly. The defensive midfield two cannot just sit deep, they need to make runs and get past the playmaker, ie Sigurdsson. There's no way Rooney can play in this system.
The striker is the key position for me, Silva wants a combination of Calvert-Lewin and Niasse's qualities. He will settle for someone like Walcott getting the goals. The two wingers will be expected to be in the box a lot, and if Calvert-Lewin is leading the line, Walcott will be expected to be getting past him regularly, and so will have the majority of the goal-scoring opportunities.
59 Posted 15/05/2018 at 01:02:19
How about Julian Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim? 4th in the Bundesliga last season, pushing for Europe again now ( thrashed Red Bull Leipzig inc Ademola Lookman ) 5-2 at the weekend. Hes only 30, but has radical training ideas and would be a breath of fresh air!
60 Posted 15/05/2018 at 01:13:23
61 Posted 15/05/2018 at 01:15:06
"Please remember that past performance may not be indicative of future results."
The same applies to incoming players and managers.
We can speculate and analyze all we like. Yes, the odds see-saw in your favour with proven quality players and managers with decent track records.
However, in both categories, successful players and managers have failed at clubs you would expect them to succeed at.
No incoming player or manager comes with gilt-edged guarantees. It is always a lottery how it will pan out.
I continue to opine changing the manager alone will not magically and totally change our fortunes. Other far-reaching changes are needed as well.
62 Posted 15/05/2018 at 01:16:20
So a new start. Hopefully they've spent the last few months working with Brands and wording up managers and will be ready to announce straight away.
Any delay will indicate a lack of planning. Not a perception that Moshiri can afford... again.
63 Posted 15/05/2018 at 01:19:25
Steve: your insights suggest you really know your stuff and are really thought-provoking. What's your analysis of Eddie Howe?
64 Posted 15/05/2018 at 01:47:45
Whoever comes in needs a boatload of money to get us fighting for top 6. I'd be selling half the squad asap and getting in pacey quality replacements.
The only players a new manager should keep in their starting 11 are Pickford, Coleman, Gueye, Sigurdsson, and Walcott.
65 Posted 15/05/2018 at 01:52:56
66 Posted 15/05/2018 at 01:55:46
It's harder for me to assess Howe. You can't see enough of him on the training pitch to get an idea of how he would actually do the job.
Howe has done well with Bournemouth, but he has struggled at Burnley before. I think he'd need time to bed his ideas in and for us to see the changes. I Don't think we'd give him time though.
Also, he would need a complete overhaul of the squad to suit his tactics and a lot of players would have to be bought. Our midfield quite simply lacks good passers of the ball, and the players are not fit or fast enough to play the pressing game Howe tries (doesn't work as well as other managers) to play.
I've always had reservations with Howe, and I feel he needs to step up slightly, perhaps West Ham would be a good fit for him. Then we can see a bit better as to how he'd do. The risk the being that he then proves himself for a top 6 job. So, if anything, we'd to gamble on him now.
67 Posted 15/05/2018 at 01:58:18
68 Posted 15/05/2018 at 02:06:46
69 Posted 15/05/2018 at 02:41:26
If Brands does come in, given the timeline of negotiations with him, wouldn't he know the candidates for the management position now? Would be a bit of a hard sell otherwise?
In which case, if both Brands and Silva do come in, the new director of football would in some way at least be comfortable with the incoming manager?
That thought gives me a degree of comfort, as it would mean the appointment of Silva wasn't just Moshiri's pick. Pure speculation on my part.
70 Posted 15/05/2018 at 02:52:48
Steve - I am getting a bit worried, your enthusiasm is starting to affect me and I have been down that road before with Roberto. His sin miedo period had my head in the clouds.
If it is to be Silva I wouldn't have thought Watford could claim that much as they have been going through a manager a year for the last 10 years. Either way if Moshiri wants him it won't stop him hiring him - he seems to be about to flex his muscles.
71 Posted 15/05/2018 at 03:30:46
72 Posted 15/05/2018 at 06:23:28
73 Posted 15/05/2018 at 06:30:04
An OK 4 month's at Watford warrants being the next Everton Manager.
If this happens, I'm taking a year out of football, as a we are going to be here yet again in a year, baying for his blood. Silva knows as much about defending than Martinez did. We will be the laughing stock if the media world when they tell us we got the entertaining football we wanted going forward, yet having to score 3-4 goals to win a game because our defence is like a sieve.
The best Managers know how to defend and attack in equal measure where one is not compromised by the other. Silva and Martinez simply do not know how to defend, whereas Allardyce is scared to press teams.
Ancelotti for me is the right fit at the right time for Everton. Out of work, won it all.
74 Posted 15/05/2018 at 06:34:05
75 Posted 15/05/2018 at 06:36:03
The skies above are clear again
So lets sing a song of cheer again
Happy days are here again.
Piss off fat Sam!
76 Posted 15/05/2018 at 06:47:03
77 Posted 15/05/2018 at 06:48:10
Its a no brainer the man has won league titles and european cups and has made Newcastle a half decent side on a shoe string budget in a short space of time.
Marco Silva could be something special but is a real gamble why would take that risk when there is proven guys out there!
78 Posted 15/05/2018 at 06:58:56
Paul Merson on Sam Allardyce: "I think he's done a great job, I really do. At Southampton they looked all over the place and didn't look like they were going to win another game. Let's put it this way, if he'd gone to Swansea, West Brom or Stoke at that time, they'd have stayed up. You cannot knock the job he's done in my opinion."
For God's sake, a great job? Really? Has Merson actually watched an Everton match under Allardyce? I doubt it very much. Ffs, get rid quick so we can stop reading this type of media garbage.
79 Posted 15/05/2018 at 06:59:21
He also has a habit of getting a bit flouncy when he doesnt get his way.
He would undoubtedly be a fine candidate for the job though. Cant see it happening.
82 Posted 15/05/2018 at 07:14:58
83 Posted 15/05/2018 at 07:15:16
It's been a lesson, especially for Moshiri, which has had to be endured but we could be in The Championship now all be it for the hated one.
There will be plenty going on this next couple of weeks if we're to get going before the World Cup, which is important. Hopefully a move will be made for Benitez or Howe as an outsider for the post.
And we need to get Lookman back on board!!!!!
84 Posted 15/05/2018 at 07:17:36
I'm glad Rooney is going also. His season with Everton and transfer to America was predictable when he was signed. I am still convinced that Unsworth would have done as well, with less damage.
We need a five-year plan now. Next season will be a rocky one, whoever comes in, but hopefully at last we are heading in the right direction at least.
The three main problem to be sorted are: the legacy of Koeman's unstructured Summer transfer window; the Youth development decimation by Big Sam; and the aged squad.
This is a big job. Everton's ability to attract a suitable manager and players who are willing to take a career chance will be decisive.
85 Posted 15/05/2018 at 07:23:14
86 Posted 15/05/2018 at 07:32:20
Sound tactician. Proven winner.
Has proved he can do it on a limited budget by turning a poor Newcastle around.
Plus he may be able to entice Shelvey and Matt Ritchie to join him.
Unfortunately some fans would not countenace him because of his previous association with Liverpool and his 'small club'
87 Posted 15/05/2018 at 07:40:09
His penalty at Goodison is my highlight.
88 Posted 15/05/2018 at 07:41:25
I for one will give him backing if he becomes manager.
Panama's Tony Taylor was a team-mate of his at Estoril and recalls how Silva "switched the whole thing around" upon being promoted to manage the club. From second division strugglers, Silva even took Estoril into Europe. "His training was just so good," Taylor tells Sky Sports. "He was tactically sound and very attentive to the details."
Estoril's captain Steven Vitoria could hardly have been clearer about who was the catalyst for the club's rise. "Even now, if you asked anyone involved in the recent history at Estoril to point to the one person who was responsible for all of this, whether it was players, staff or fans, they would all come up with the same name," he tells Sky Sports. "It was Marco Silva."
At Olympiakos, Silva won the title and impressed his players once again with his work on the training ground. "It was amazing," Pajtim Kasami tells Sky Sports. "We won 17 times in a row. You could see right there that he was a manager with a big future. He is very intelligent tactically. He devotes a lot of time to the details.
"He is like a genius."
89 Posted 15/05/2018 at 07:45:58
Nobody at Arsenal had heard of Arsene Wenger when he took over and no proven premiere league experience and look at what he did so not sure how you can say to risky.
Sorry I think Premiere league experience is irrelevant, if your a good manager you should be able to manage in any league.
90 Posted 15/05/2018 at 07:59:32
91 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:05:11
92 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:07:33
If Pep rates him, who are we to argue? The one person who took the league by the scruff of the neck and gave football that we can only dream of at Goodison Park.
If Moshiri is serious about his investment in our club, he should break the chains and bring back the years of triumph.
A complete overhaul and direction is what we all want and Fonseca and Brands will be our saviours.
93 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:07:55
94 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:16:03
He is being appointed on his reputation as a man manager and coach. Wonders at Estoril, trophies at Sporting and Olympiakos, and a really good 23 points in 19 games with one of the PLs most dysfunctional and sorry teams in Hull.
Opinions are fine, but when it is based on total fallacy it really undermines the point.
95 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:23:05
If we have a chance I would approach Rafa Benitez to see if he would be interested.
A winner, experienced, knows the British game inside out, to me there's no risk if he came here.
Regarding his past over the road, well, if we can't get over that then we'll forever be an also ran.
We haven't done too bad with past members of the RS have we?
96 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:30:07
Bring someone in who has hunger for the role and sees us as a step up.
97 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:41:47
Yes agree we all seem to be experts on who the best manager is. I can only read what is said on the internet and like to think that footballers who have worked with managers know a bit more about them than we all do. I do like Silva as from what I can understand is he likes to man manage and take training which I think Everton needs right now with the crop of players we have.
98 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:44:14
We are where we are: a mid table team who can't atttact a top manager. As soon as we can accept it we might move on. We must gamble as we don't have the luxury of certainty.
99 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:51:16
100 Posted 15/05/2018 at 08:57:44
101 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:03:33
Paul @ 98 what a great post.
ps: I don't want Marco Silva as manager.
102 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:05:45
103 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:12:33
After the shite he spouted about the survey, the gruel served up on the pitch (even after we were safe), and general contempt shown towards the fans, he should have been sacked weeks ago.
Instead, the saga rumbles on alongside the lack of clarity on the CEO, DoF, Rooney and Bramley Moore.
With the exception of our excellent work in the community, we are an absolute shower of shite in every other respect both on and off the pitch at the moment.
104 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:22:57
As far as I'm concerned, it's a bit of a lottery. But Steve Ferns has done due diligence on Silva and he sounds worth a punt over the others from my perspective. As Jay Wood (BRZ) said above, past performance may not be indicative of future results etc, and whoever comes in as manager will still have to work with our mediocre squad and clueless structure, but I see it quite simply really. Which man on the touchline come August 11th will mean I take my seat with a thrill of anticipation of what's to come? I'd probably say Silva, with maybe Fonseca and Wenger as next on the list. Rafa would really worry me (not that I think he's a realistic choice) - I mean, imagine what the atmosphere would be like if we're struggling under him? It would make the way we've treated Allardyce seem like a guard of honour.
105 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:29:20
He might be good at'man-handling players into position on the training field' but his Premier record stinks. If he's the best that the useless Moshiri can come up with, I'm finished with what's left of a onc great club !
106 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:37:38
I'm not keen on SIlva either, but the way Everton has been run over the last 30 years I (strangely) can't muster the enthusiasm for any new manager at the moment.
It all just feels as though whoever comes in is going to have a hard time given the level of many players in our squad, and the clubs standing in the game these days. We don't support a top team anymore, and there isn't a current player alive that's ever seen us win anything or even compete at the top.
107 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:40:43
Remember the bad feelings aired against David Moyes at the end of his tenure? He wasnt good enough for us.
Then the incredulous amazement at the football we were suddenly playing under Roberto Martinez when we were a joy to watch and winning regularly. But, decent man as he is, he was also slated at the end by some of our fickle fans. He wasnt good enough for us.
Give me Rafa Benitez all day. Who really cares about a comment made years ago? He was the Liverpool manager verbally abused at every opportunity by Everton fans. So he gave a little back. So what? His candidacy, should he even want to come, would be stronger than anyone elses and for good reason.
Whilst were pontificating over whos going to be our next manager, our neighbours are preparing for another major final.
A list of English club trophy winners in the last 20 years does not contain the name Everton. Benitez is a winner.
108 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:44:29
There are a few interesting options:
The pipe dreams: Emery, Simeone, Conte, Ancelotti, Wenger(less so but he's signalling he want international football)
The 'safe' options: Howe, Dyche, Benitez, Moyes(?!), Keeping Allardyce (?!!)
The left-field options: Nagelsmann, Arteta, Viera, Laurent Blanc, Cocu.
The Portuguese flava: Silva, Fonseca, Sergio Concecaio, Villas-Boas(?), Rui Vitoria.
Beyond the pipe dream options my choice is Silva.
All new managers have an element of risk but I feel that him and Brands could usher in a new, forward moving era at Everton. Make no mistake we have squad that is no-where near the top 5 and I don't expect could be for at least a couple of years. But a strong, hard working coach with an intelligent, capable, forward-looking DOF could utilise some of the potential we have with the kids and blend a team that plays entertaining football that is capable on their day of beating anyone.
I think whoever takes over that next season, 5th-7th, with good football, some big scalps (a derby win?!) and maybe a cup run would represent success. It's got to be a long term plan with incremental improvement. The gap is too big and we are a mess currently. Hi ho Silva for me.
109 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:51:49
110 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:55:13
What exactly have these two managers done that some of the Everton fans want them especially Howe?
Howe team leaks goals just like Martinez team did, and Dyche well... remember boring boring Arsenal? Exactly.
If Everton are to compete in the top 6, and this will not happen overnight, give it a 2-year timespan with a manager someone like Conte, Benitez, Pellegrini, Pellegrini & Arteta (combo) or Wenger & Arteta (combo), but not Howe, he doesn't excite me at all (sorry).
111 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:56:21
Personally, I'd like to see Howe given a chance.
However, I think we would all give a big name manager more time to improve the team.
With Silva I can see the "he was never my choice anyway" comments by xmas.
112 Posted 15/05/2018 at 09:56:26
113 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:01:25
114 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:03:54
Agree on Eddie Howe who I feel the term, "he's another Martinez" applies to the most.
Eddie Howe had done a really good job at Bournemouth, and he deserves massive credit for keeping them up and then riding out the bad start they had to the season. They could have sank.
However the long and short of it is that at times Bournemouth can be absolutely woeful. One dimensional and defensively shambolical. As Martinez found out here when the going got tough, the difference between managing a club like Everton and a Wigan, or Bournemouth, is night and day. Just as Koeman did, in fact.
115 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:05:08
116 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:11:38
If Sean Dyche went by the name Seanio Dychio then Moshiri would probably have appointed him by now.
If Kenwight was still calling the shots I think he'd already be here.
117 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:14:46
Cheer up, I am only stating what I read on the internet from players who has worked with him.
I like yourself have no idea if he will be the best candidate or not, he may have had a crap time in the premiere league so far but his record before that is very good.
I just thing think he is young, hungry to succeed and wouldn't mind at all if he was appointed but that is just my opinion.
118 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:15:40
I understand it could all be media spin, but slightly concerning they don't think linking such names to Everton would be as believable as linking them to a side who narrowly avoided relegation!? How is this the case?
119 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:30:12
120 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:30:57
The important thing is that the new Manager has a five-year plan to get into the top four. Everton fans will recognise it when they see it. Everyone is prepared for a rocky next season.
There has been a lot of harm done these past two seasons; Martinez left Everton in better shape than Allardyce football-wise. The remnants of Moyes's glass ceiling mentality in the form of now aged players was never addressed.
With Moshiri taking more financial control, this would suggest that there is enough money to cover costly mistakes to learn and move on.
Hopefully, Brands is in place early since we need someone to attract the right players. Walsh was all right getting the odd good player, but when it came to the big buys, he was out of his league and hadn't the necessary presence, going along with the follow-up.
The team we need is defensively minded, who can quickly change to offensive play and be relentless in attack. I remember being at Tottenham at the end of the season. Only they could stop Everton winning the league. Tottenham looked good, but Everton persistently came back at them with a vengeance. Those were the days.
121 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:35:28
122 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:35:44
I have my own personal favourite candidate but I shall firstly wait for the announcement with sheer joy, that Allardyce has gone followed by the naming of our new manager, shortly after.
123 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:43:38
124 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:45:06
The lack of urgency makes me feel that Brands, has been lined up to work with Silva, for a while, but football is full of surprises so who knows?
I also think Huddersfield are one of the worst premier lge teams I have ever seen, so that's a good call off Laurie, and shows how much there should be to consider, when making such an important decision on selecting a new manager?
125 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:45:34
126 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:45:42
Yes there are cases for/against him, and plenty of people have put forward convincing arguments for the all his positives and history before his PL years, which I think are as valid as the negatives.
As per my first paragraph, it just feels like we're bottom-feeding again, which given Everton's status as a club these days, might well be all we're entitled to.
127 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:54:59
128 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:55:35
Watford, had a nearly new team once again, and only once Everton, turned their managers head, did there results really suffer. I thought they were the much better team at Goodison, before our crowd got really engaged for the only time this season, but maybe defence his this managers Achilles heel?
I remember Watford tearing Chelsea to shreds at Stamford bridge this season, with football I haven't witnessed for a long time off an Everton team. Full of pace, movement, forward passing, but very bad finishing, which might have possibly contributed to them losing the game more than bad defending
129 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:56:29
I actually think the initial paper links to Silva were just the usual lazy journalism. He was the guy they were after last time, so lets start with him. Winning one game in eleven before getting the sack is a relevant data point. But then, this is Everton and we hired a manager who had just got his team relegated!
130 Posted 15/05/2018 at 10:59:47
When he took over we were 13th, and he dragged us up to 8th. The difference in prize money between those finishing positions is circa £10 million.
So after paying Sam off, that leaves us with almost enough to finance the sacking of the next guy as well :)
131 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:02:14
132 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:03:56
In the end I went with Silva based on Steve Ferns's in depth piece. But all said and done, Fonseca, Silva or anybody else...its still a gamble.
We have to hope Moshiri gets it right
133 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:05:47
It also means that whoever gets the job will have fans moaning, “I wanted Emery”
“Howe is 4th after 3 games, we are 14th!”
“Silva has got West Ham into the top 6and we are stuck with this Koeman mk2”
It is a plain, bald fact .It will go on and on, whoever we choose.
It is difficult for Moshiri to please everyone, when the best showing in the poll is 16%
84% prefer someone else, and about 90% dont want their preferred candidate either!
Whoever gets it I will give 100% support to. After Koeman and Allardyce any of them on the list will be a better option.
My vote goes for Silva, even though 87% would rather have someone else.
The massive differences of opinion will probably mean that whoever comes will get criticised to within an inch of his life on here. Non stop.
Can Evertonians be patient ? Can we accept dips in form and incremental progress?
You will have to .
134 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:05:59
Any appointment represents a gamble in my eyes, there are no guarantees, each potential candidate probably has few failures or bad seasons on their C.V. as well as the successes.
Different Leagues, different players and different pressures can all contribute to success or failure in equal measure.
At the end of the day, Moshiri will appoint who he thinks is the right man for the job, what we think as fans, or who we want will have little or no influence on that.
Many of us, and quite rightly so have questioned Steve Walsh's recommendations and signings, and querying why he hasn't been given the boot already. Quite simply, he was Moshiri's choice, so dismissal would be an admission by Moshiri that he had goofed big style.
Maybe he is waiting for the alleged, and much anticipated arrival of Marcel Brands, to assist him in making, what will be key decisions in the forthcoming week or so.
Which is equally worrying if the next Manager is down to him alone, as he has more than proved he knows little about Football, and even less about Everton Football Club.
135 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:11:40
Yeah, he was a red... but so is little Sam and besides. Benitez has managed several clubs since those RS days.
136 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:14:32
I hope whoever it is, that they are ready to jump in, dedicate 110%, innovate, and have a plan as to what they want, both style and playet wise.
137 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:19:15
138 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:26:38
139 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:36:08
140 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:36:12
141 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:41:56
We have shipped 58 goals this season with a 7 man defence at times, Leicester have shipped 60 and even Arsenal have shipped a few.
I would love us to get Simeone. A manager who I tactically aware in his game plan but lets be honest, we have zero chance of getting anybody of that Calibre.
Silva, Fonseca, Dyche and Howe are where we are at and we can only hope that if its one of these then we get lucky and they come good but no matter who it is has a bastard of a job on their hands at this jinxed club of ours.
142 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:47:33
143 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:49:50
Glad we are going to have a go with another manager though as his football just doesn't inspire any hope that we would win anything - even on our day.
What's just as interesting as the manager is their coaching team - who would Silva bring ?
144 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:51:46
Completely different matter for a proven coach, ie Silva. So I think things are happening as we speak regarding the new manager and Brands, to see if they are comfortable with one another.
145 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:54:00
Not sure what CV record you are looking at before he went to the premiere league:
Estoril - played 116 only lost 31 and got them to win the second tier Championship
Sporting - played 57 only lost 7 and won the cup
Olympiacos - played 48 only lost 7 and won the league
146 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:54:46
Transfer window opens Thursday! Must have Silva and Brands done this week if thats the plan.
147 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:56:44
You're quite right! Even more urgency then as you say.
148 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:59:10
149 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:59:30
150 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:59:38
I think Wenger would get the required patience and respect from the fans also due to his knowledge of English football and style of play , and patience from the fans is very very important .
Im not convinced Silva or even Fonseca would gain those same patience if things werent going great come Christmas and it could quickly turn into another ugly season but time will tell obviously, it will be a very intriguing period.
151 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:02:24
I feel Silva is a good bet. Watford were playing good football before we approached him, and their squad isn't exactly full of worldbeaters. With some high quality additions I think we will prosper with him at the helm. And I think he would be very good for our young 'uns as well... He seems good at man-management. I think he can turn Lookman, Vlasic et all into very good players.
But what a relief it is to see the back of Allardyce! That's the best part of it all...
152 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:03:24
The big challenge for the new manager is the playing staff. There are a lot of players too old for the premier league now, there's players that are simply not good enough, and there's players with potential but who are not quite ready. It's really not a good mix and one new manager coming in will not be able to fix all of that in 6-8 months.
We are a huge rebuilding project and not even Pep could come into this squad of players and get them fighting for 4th spot. Silva (or whoever it is) needs a lot of time and all of our support.
Let's put this nasty episode behind us and get back to supporting the blues through thick and thin. As long as we see the passion and fight return then I'll be happy and patient.
153 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:04:08
Next up for me is Emery. Proved he can get the best and over achieve with Saville as well as manage the big egos and expectations at PSG. At the same time playing good attacking football on the ground. I'm sure Arsenal and Chelsea will go for him.
However we previously chased Silva so I'd be surprised if he wasn't still the main target. I'll give him credit for quickly implementing his style of football at Hull and Watford which is far more pleasing to watch.
However the goals they shipped by defenders messing on the ball overplaying is a definate issue he needs to learn and be prepared to change style and players when it matters.
I'll take 2 years of 10th, avoiding relegation scraps and hopefully giving youth a chance whilst he learns over the Sam football. Then hopefully we can move onwards and upwards towards European football before the stadium move.
Definitely back to the Martinez entertaining football, goals at both ends and after the dross of this season I'm more than happy with that. NSNO
154 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:04:13
It's kinda hit or miss even for guys with a good CV.
I like the work of people like Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche although no trophies but much will be expected no matter who comes in.
I suppose Silva is the obvious one just now but what happened at Watford after Everton's approach last time is something I wasn't impressed with.
We can all find fault with many of the names bandied around but you need a man with motivational skills who has the know how to formulate strategies that utilizes the best of the players you have.
Mancini did that at Leicester and then one season later was sacked, unfairly in my opinion.
Finishing eighth wasn't bad because the way Everton performed in many games warranted relegation.
A new man will no doubt do his own''Spring Cleaning''
so let's hope it works out well for whoever gets the hot seat.
155 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:07:32
No candidate is going to please everyone but I genuinely believe that if you do some proper digging that the portents for Silva look promising. Still a risk of course but if we are looking for our own Pochetinno then he looks the closest thing to me.
156 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:08:55
It was Ranieri that did it at Leicester not Mancini.
I doubt Everton would pursue either of these two though.
157 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:15:22
Wenger has said he wants time to consider his options (we need a manager pronto). He's also said he's interested in international management and would struggle to manage a team against Arsenal. I reckon he'll take a national job after the WC and maybe another team after that experiment.
Why would Arteta leave his job as apprentice at City to be apprentice at Everton? Surely he'll stay learning from the master till he gets his own manager job? Plans to 'take over the reins' often fail to materialise for number 2s at any rate.
158 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:27:00
I was just trying to stop the Silva supporters from laying into me by covering myself saying that about his previous record - then ironically you pull me up on it anyway!
This is the problem with TW, it doesn't matter who you back, or how you try to cover every avenue when you post, someone will always, without fail pull you up on it.
I don't like the idea of Silva, just for the record, based on, well, his record.
159 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:27:35
Now unlike some I take huge pride in what EiTC do. But this is a bad-bad-BAD appointment if true.
To crib from Meat Loaf, in this case 'two outta three IS bad'.
If Moshiri opts for this, he still isn't 'getting' what we need.
No way on this plant does she have the necessary skill set a 21st century CEO of a PL club requires.
160 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:27:57
If you ask me, Finch Farm would be the place I would start. There are proven bad apples there. Whether that's the old guard, or new squad members, we don't know. I would ask why Duncan Ferguson is still a first team coach after being part of these failed regimes? Does someone insist he is kept on? If so, how does that work if the new manager doesn't get on with him? Undermined from the very beginning.
One thing is clear, whatever we have been doing isn't working, and is unlikely to get us past 7th position. Will there be wholesale changes? I mean coaching staff, playing staff, even the fucking chef. The whole place is rotten if they've managed to piss off all these managers. Identify the problems and eradicate them. Until then, we can look forward to another bucketful of dross for the foreseeable.
161 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:28:03
162 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:31:56
I just want to start looking forward to going to the game again and as soon as FS goes I will.
163 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:50:46
no worries it is good to debate and hear opinions of other ToffeeWebbers and the arguments that everyone has. If we had Pep we would all still be arguing the pros and cons.
165 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:53:22
I totally agree the rumour is that Denise Barrett-Baxendale is to replace Elstone, and running a charity is a lot different from running a Premiership club. There is no doubt she has done a terrific job with EITC, but for this role you need someone who understands all aspects of a football club. You only need to look at Manchester United when they brought in Woodward as Ceo to replace Gill, he really struggled at first, and they changed their manager and CEO at the same time with Moyes taking over from Ferguson. Maybe the role of our CEO will be different when Brands comes in as DOF.
For those unsure of who our next manager should be I would suggest you read what El Pivote says when comparing Fonseca and Silva a very well researched piece on both men. H e believes either will do a terrific job at Everton. I hear Moshiri is flying in today to meet Allardyce and maybe he will announce our new manager and DOF before the weekend.
166 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:54:47
He has about as much idea about the defensive side of the game as El Bob.
167 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:55:05
This itself is great news, enjoy the moment and thank the Lord we do not have this guy here next season.
I for one am not even going to worry about the next manager for a few Days, I am going to chill out and take in the moment when Sam finally leaves our club.
168 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:59:30
169 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:01:18
Interesting who, whom will be driving the qwest for the new manager..If Marcel Brands will be joining the club lets hope that he and the new 1st team manager will be able to get on.
Many tales from FF about how RK and SW didnt get on, so hopefully new order at GP and FF, by this weekend, and we start the new season with a purpose.
170 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:03:42
Moshiri is a fecking clown who, unfortunately chose to make Kenwright rich beyond his imagination. No forgiveness there then.
Believe me, we are the new Aston Villa and will suffer the same fate. I shall not bet nor post against the club or its minders but just learn to enjoy my winters in a clement climate without caring a shit about how Everton continues to implode.
Love you all for putting up with me. Let's just hope I've got it all wrong.
171 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:14:51
172 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:15:09
I agree it probably will never happen in a month of Sundays, just saying it would be the radical change that Everton crave really badly.
Silva is a young manager so maybe he will prove himself a goodun but its not one that fills us with a major amount of confidence after whats just happened this season to the men in charge.
173 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:15:42
However, hes much older. Hes no longer with his old right hand man, paco ayestran? Hes also managed the RS and would not survive a significant downturn in form.
Furthermore, hes criticised for full football, he whinges a lot, and ends up upsetting the players.
Like Mourinho and Ancelotti, I dont think Benitez is the manager he once was.
So no, I wouldnt take him.
174 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:17:32
I'm sure someone will be able to give me the low down on why she's not fit to be CEO.
175 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:18:31
176 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:21:19
While I'm delighted about Allardyce going (if the rumours are actually true) I'm starting to worry about two of the three rumoured appointments.
I'm sorry, but I just don't see anything on Silva's CV which elevates him above other candidates for the role. Anyone would win the league managing Olympiacos in Greece and, if you manage Sporting Lisbon, there's a good chance you'll win something there too.
Patchy record at Hull - played 22, won 8. And even worse at Watford - played 26, won 8. Why is he the go-to guy for the current 8th best team in the country, with one of the biggest histories and levels of expectation?!
And then there's the CEO position. Denise Barrett-Baxendale has done a wonderful job with EitC, and she's clearly an academic and a very intelligent lady. She's a real asset to the club. I don't, however, see anything in her CV which indicates she's the best person to run a £170m business in in the cut-throat world of elite sport. We need an experienced, hard-nose, go-getter who can make things happen thanks to their experience and business connections and, with all due respect, that person isn't Denise.
So I'm sat here worrying that Moshiri really doesn't know what he's doing.
177 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:34:13
178 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:39:49
If it wasnt for his RS connection he would be way ahead probably.
Would you forgive him his wind up ‘small club comments if we finished top 6 and above Liverpool next season with him as manager?
179 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:44:50
Right now we need a manager who is not divisive. Which ever of the other candidates we appoint, we will all be behind them. Theres no preconceptions with them, ie things to make you instantly dislike them. Such as Benitez RS days and Allardyces history (on and off the pitch). This means the new manager can unify the entire fan base if they get a good start, and unless its an instant five defeats in a row, then we are likely to be forgiving up until Christmas. We need unity now, as much as anything.
180 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:45:06
thats a good point about Benitez and his right hand man..
You seem to know a lot about Silva and I welcome the appointment but do you know anything about his coaching staff? Have they followed hom during his previous appointments?
181 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:45:58
182 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:53:55
To be honest I don't know much about Silva. I'm not totally enamoured with his record but after Steve Ferns research he may be a good fit. We need to be realistic as to who we get. We are not going to get top level like Emery. Maybe a young hungry manager like Silva, who is only 40 will kick start us. Any appointment is a gamble but we need to give the next manager some time to sort out the mess we are in. I don't necessarily agree that the players are completely useless, they need someone with a plan to get them playing again with a bit of verve, commitment and style. Football is not rocket science. Get the crowd onside by showing you care and that's half the battle. Average players can become good ones given the right training, we onky have to look across the park to see that.
Anyway Allardyce has gone so let's look forward now and hope whoever comes in can get the crowd excited. That's not too much to ask is it?
183 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:55:24
184 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:55:32
I bet he wishes he kept his mouth shut now.
185 Posted 15/05/2018 at 13:56:14
Your recommendation by any chance ? :-)
186 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:16:48
He hired Koeman because he believed that his name and stature in world football matched Klopp, Guardiola and Mourinho - wrongly as his tactical nous and man management skills proved poor. Hiring a manager like Silva shows he has scaled back his aspirations significantly.
187 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:22:41
188 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:36:44
We we're made up for Unsy that he got a shot at caretaker boss (from u21 coach, not deputy manager even) when Koeman got the heave-ho, so what's the difference? What's so unusual about a deputy being considered as a likely candidate to step-up? She'll know the club inside out for starters...
189 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:38:31
It's not Silva's job to be universally popular on day 1, his job is to be universally popular at the end of year 3 because of performances on the pitch.
190 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:41:35
"Is there a problem with Denise Barrett-Baxendale being our next CEO? I'm sure someone will be able to give me the low down on why she's not fit to be CEO."
I'll take you up on the challenge, Michael.
Her background and core skills are firmly based in the world of academia. In her profile on the official club site, it flags up nothing about her business skills or acumen, but rather primarily describes her as "16 years working in education and fulfilled a variety of academic and leadership roles within Higher Education".
It is actually very difficult to uncover much detail about her qualifications or work experience outside the known of her time at Everton. She is listed as having a BA (Hons), an MBA and Phd, but in what I don't know.
There is no evidence - none whatsoever - that she has the experience or necessary multiple skill sets to head or effectively manage and juggle the many plates that comes with being the CEO of a PL club in the 21st century.
I respect her work with EiTC. It earnt her a gong from the Queen - an MBE - for 'Services to the Community of Merseyside'.
There are far, far better qualified candidates out there with proven success as CEOs of a sports franchise.
This appointment, if true, smacks of an old school Everton type of appointment from within.
Perhaps you, Michael, would like to expand on why, as you presume, DB-D "combines a business head with a wider perspective on our role in the community, and is a true blue to boot."
What is your evidence of such a claim and how does being 'a true blue to boot' seemingly prequalify her over other possible candidates in your eyes..?
191 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:43:33
Think you need to take a chill pill.
192 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:45:11
Yes, actually after posting I did a bit more research and like you could come up with very little actual business experience. However, she will be able to teach the children to play nicely, which might come in handy.
193 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:48:45
What is more important is that he'll have time to take stock (apart from the World Cup players) of the resources at his disposal and to take a good view of the shambles he has been presented with. He and his DoF colleagues then need to make sure there is not a repeat of last year's transfer mistakes.
We also need to be realistic of our expectations, the new management regime (whoever it is) are starting again from Base Camp, and as long as progress in terms of playing style and commitment is clearly displayed, then that is acceptable. The same position next year, but not dreading watching every game will be OK for me.
194 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:54:49
Personally I wanted someone who had the experience of growing a business and even the trauma of moving sites in in their resume.
However with potentially two maybe three, the chairmans, positions to be filled I can see the logic in an in-house appointment to retain ‘Everton knowledge.
My preference is for a candidate who is proactive, realizes the need for excellent communication and has the commercial improvement at the heart of the role, focused on the ground move.
We will see. 👀
195 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:57:36
I am impressed by what I sense is his personality interwined with his management ethic. Committed, passionate, heart on his sleeve, comes across and is reported as having a extremely likable character. He is also a bit of a maverick (sacked for not wearing the club suit?!) Sort of silly nonsense I might have done in my younger days. But the most impressive aspect for me is (was) the passion and style with which he conducted himself in his after match interviews.The discussions were always about the game and from an attack minded and fitness perspective. I recall one interview shortly after Niasse had joined him and he was saying what a wonderful guy Niasse was as a person, and how appreciative he was in being able to "enjoy his football again without feeling any stress to perform outside his skill-set, just being fit enough and encouraged to enjoy expressing his skills as only he knows how the rest just follows naturally". Another article I read somewhere was he feels the team is a performing unit as a result of the sum of its parts, not a rigid pre-structured unit which the players are 'trained' to adapt to. Can't see Allardyce getting that concept at all!
There are obvious big changes coming. I think Silva could really thrive at Everton with a strong DOF and well structured environment around him. In spite of all the negativity generated by Allardyce and his crew I think the Club has many solid and positive aspects; the fans, the future prospects, the strength of character of Moshiri to keep his focus, the Finch Farm set up, EITC, Seamus Coleman (for captain?) etc.
Also not to be dismissed as 'shallow' is a sense of natural 'style' or charisma. One of the drawbacks for Allardyce was his complete lack of style which by nature can reflect into perceptions, relationships, confidence and so on. I could just not imagine being 'inspired by Sam and Sam' and I am sure footballers in their 20's would probably feel this even more.
Here's hoping - COYB
196 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:04:17
197 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:17:20
198 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:18:01
being made CEO. She is clearly intelligent, savvy and is currently running the only successful arm of EFC. She knows the clubs workings, is a fan et etc.
If a bloke had been doing her job there would be many on here clamouring for him to get the CEOs job. Its like that old Harry Enfield sketch ‘Women know your place !! FFS its the 21st century who cares whether the CEO is male or female - all that matters is how well they do the job.
Its dinosaur thinking that led us to appoint Allardyce- and personally I think its high time this club stopped resembling a museum of navel gazing nostalgia and moved forward.
199 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:18:06
200 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:18:09
201 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:20:51
The new gaffer will need a substantial war chest to turn things around.
Oh how I hope to see us streaming forward in wave upon wave of attack next season.
I might even get exited and that hasn't been something I've felt since...
202 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:27:29
Three reasons 1) he doesn't last that long anywhere as he is either sacked or resigns 2) starting off with 87% of Everton fans not actively backing him (per the ToffeeWeb poll today) means he is sunk before he starts 3) His track record gives no indication that he will break top 5. If we hire him, I will back him 100%. But my honest view is we are squandering more years bringing him him.
Liverpool hired Klopp when 7th and we hire Silva while 8th? Says everything about the ambitions of the clubs.
203 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:28:18
How so? Because the previous season in finishing 7th we gathered 61 points. We trailed United in 6th place on 69 points by 8 points. Arsenal were 14 points better off in 5th with 75 points.
This season, Arsenal fell away badly in the league compared to previous seasons. They finished 6th on a mere 63 points - a difference of just 2 points compared to our points tally of the previous season.
Just a marginal improvement on the previous season could have seen us leapfrog the mighty Arsenal into 6th. We all know the reasons why that didn't happen.
By contrast, we ended the season with our second worst goals against tally in a 38 game PL season (58 - Walter Smith's Everton conceded 59 in 2000-2001).
We had the 6th worse defence in the league. Even the likes of relegated Swansea and WBA conceded less than us, as did other relegation-threatened teams such as Huddersfield, S'ton, Palace and Newcastle.
Each and every season, the teams with the worst defences are always under risk of relegation. This is of paramount importance at Everton for next season when considering the next manager.
Because since selling 'the useless lump' (sigh...shakes head in remorse) aka as Lukaku, our goals for column has also suffered. We have to go way back to HKIII's last ever season as Everton manager - 1997-98 41 goals scored - and the first season of Walter Smith - 1998-99 42 goals scored - to recall when we have scored less goals in a 38 game season.
Ergo, we don't score enough goals to turn around games. We barely score at a goal a game, but concede at nearly 1.6 goals a game.
Taken altogether, there is a huge, HUGE rebuilding job required at Everton.
Old school Mike Bassett-type English managers no longer cut it. 'Philosophers' like Martinez won't cut it.
I agree with Steve Ferns we need a 'hands on' coach at Finch Farm. But that alone won't serve our needs. We also need someone who can balance their coaching skills with cold hard pragmatism.
Because otherwise we could be in danger of 'philosophising' and erroneously 'sticking to our principles' all the way to the Championship.
204 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:28:24
I have not seen one post suggesting that DBB couldnt do the job because she is a female.
Almost all the reservations are around her lack of experience in the sports field .
I am particularly concerned how she would deal with transfer negotiations as I'm hoping this will be a major part of the role.
205 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:31:10
Total and absolute bollocks Ed!
206 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:32:56
The last thing we want is yet another ex failure taking charge taking us further down the road to failure and embarrasment especially with the squad currently on the books, a real recipe for disaster methinks, if we do'nt address the playing side of things.
207 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:36:28
The ability to motivate, co-ordinate and communicate with a group of relatively young guys and meld them into a team." I agree with that, provided it is allied with a proven track record of success at the highest level - that is a heavy hitter. Being successful is usually linked to the qualities you cited, although I don't think it correlates that only young managers can develop young teams. Otherwise, Fergie wouldn't have succeeded in bring in Scholes, Beckham, Neville, Butt at the same time.
208 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:37:05
209 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:39:21
210 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:42:31
211 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:43:06
212 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:44:54
213 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:46:07
1) He stayed 3 years at Estoril. He did an extraordinarily good job for them.
2) Every manager has at least 80% going the other way! Does that mean we shouldn't have any of them?!
3) Which managers do have a track record of getting mid table teams into the top 5? Are you gunning for Moyes?!
214 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:48:02
215 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:52:43
I agree with what your saying and as I have said earlier his past record outside the prem is very good and have read numerous articles from different players saying nothing but high praise of Silva.
216 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:53:31
217 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:56:53
218 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:03:06
Funny old game innit?
219 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:06:17
I just want to be entertained for a change. Not by the opposition would be nice too.
221 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:09:51
222 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:16:19
An old narcissistic oaf who never gets any better or any worse. A one trick pony who cannot evolve beyond his own ego.
Therefore if Silva is a manager who has the ability to lift the team, get them playing to their strengths, create a great atmosphere and bring both a training and playing philosophy capable of challenging any team. Then that is all that is expected of his role.
Brands is the bigger signing in my opinion. Walsh fucked up. We are left with the shit he signed staining the very fabric of our cloth.
My fear is that if he remains then Walsh might fuck up again. The likes of Troy Deeney and his Watford cronies signing on to appease Silva brings a huge worry.
Come the summer months I want to see Ziyech and or Carvalho in our midfield. I want a big defensive and forward signing.
We have the money, we have the history (if you know yours) and we have the ambition (hence why Allardyce ain't good enough).
Our last season was trial and error. I think looking back we will attribute this season as the moment Everton FC broke the little boy syndrome and finally realised what level of ruthlessness is required to be a man in a big boy's league.
223 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:17:06
224 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:18:41
Good old Bill. Everton is where the heart is, but sadly, an empty trophy cabinet also resides at L4. "A Charity, with a football club attached" has never been so apt. Nice though, isn't it? Anyone wanna buy a raffle ticket?
225 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:20:58
The performance he got out of that dreadful team landed him the opportunity at Watford. He had them playing very well until we came in for him. Watford played hardball and it derailed their season. Personally I care much more about the successes he has had and the way he has his teams play. I would be excited to see what he can do with Lookman, Walcott, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Tosun and even Sandro. Given just a couple of quality signings I believe hed have us playing exciting and winning football.
226 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:22:02
227 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:25:26
228 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:36:29
Have a look at what the manager did at Crystal Palace the same season. Took over when they were a point off the relegation places, having lost 8 out of their last 10, and finished six points clear of relegation after thumping Silva's Hull 4-0. Yes, that would be our very own Fat Sam.
So we're swapping a successful relegation specialist for a failed one. Great.
229 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:42:45
I echo your thoughts on so many levels, apart from the history. Ours is irrelevant to currently playing footballers, and means nothing in their lifetime.
While we cling to it, it gets further and further away from us, and means quite literally nothing to non-Evertonians and people under 30.
We can bang the drum and bleat on about how great we were in 30's, 60's or 80's but none of that means anything anymore. Everton needs to look to the future, not the past.
230 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:43:07
As we have said, we are not Hull. Avoiding relegation is not of any interest to us. Wed be swapping a dour dinosaur of the game for someone who has already won more silverware than that dinosaur and plays much better football and had little Watford flying until we came in for him and the team became unsettled.
231 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:46:48
As I've said before, there may be a good case to be made for giving Silva a chance, but the case is not based on what he's done in the UK.
232 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:50:21
She doesn't need to be a football person, she just needs to understand what is needed and recruit accordingly. They do the work the CEO looks at the big picture.
233 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:51:56
234 Posted 15/05/2018 at 16:58:07
235 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:02:42
236 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:12:19
First why do you assume he would bring anyone from Watford, and you also mention you would like us to sign Carvalho in midfield. Well who do you think managed Carvalho at Sporting Lisbon, yes Marco Silva.
237 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:19:52
238 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:21:21
DDB has managed one facet of the club, not the primary function and but I would say that its more likely in a club like Everton that Elstone dealt with day to day issues rather than planning. Why? well lets face in, any impact decisions are made by the board and the CEO has to implement.
Its DDB organisational skill, personnel management and commercial nous which will be to the fore, Brands will handle the players, contracts, transfers etc..
Has she the skillset to do that? Don't know, but then only those around her and above her will.
239 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:26:42
240 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:30:06
I agree, and in six months time, those who either turned us down or were never on our list of candidates will be highlighted on here as the managers we should have gone for and how short-sighted the owner/club was in missing out on them.
Be done with it Mosh, either retain Sam or re-appoint David Moyes it will at least unite the fans. Joking honestly Joking!
241 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:34:19
242 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:34:58
243 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:35:51
244 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:37:56
245 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:39:37
246 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:41:34
"Go go Silva away... Ride into tomorrow today and who was that masked man you say . It was Fonseca.
I'll get my hat.
247 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:42:04
Ooh touch a nerve did I.? DBB is currently Deputy CEO so therefore its not that strange to expect her to step up. The fact that her background is in education and academia does not invalidate her as a suitable CEO. Everton FC are a social enterprise as well as a business and of course a football club. Indeed Everton FC were originally formed as a social enterprise - if you know your history? The work that EiTC do in the community promotes the Everton brand effectively.
How the fuck do you know she wouldnt be an excellent CEO? - you dont , I dont either Perhaps we should get a ruthless business leader - Bills mate, Phillip Green - anyone? The CEO is an important public facing role at a football club in terms of marketing and communication. Are you saying thats currently done effectively by Elstone.
So Jay, I am amused at why you getting so riled- why are you? The reason that many women dont get the chances to lead large organisations is that they are never given a chance to
248 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:50:35
249 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:52:21
I want to be as optimistic about the future as the rest of you but until the hand of BK is finally wrestled off Everton Football Club and we start afresh without his influence hovering over everything that is said, decided or done, then we will probably be all writing the same next year.
There is nothing optimistic in a project that he will have a say in.
250 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:54:41
251 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:58:26
252 Posted 15/05/2018 at 17:59:41
253 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:00:14
254 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:06:21
Just enjoy the train ride until it crashes or maybe, just maybe, reaches the station!
255 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:20:34
256 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:27:23
257 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:31:39
I don't buy the 'his head was turned' shite because nobody knows that and even if it was true it would only prove he was lacking in moral fibre and a big bloody baby! You Silva advocates seriously want that at Everton on the strength of your unfounded presumptions? Btw I am not addressing that question to Steve Ferns as he is clearly Silva's agent in disguise.
Twenty one points at Hull out of his 18 games in charge David Barks? Now what's 18x3? Erm 54? That's 6 points les than half of what was available, right? What a manager! Might suit some but not me mate. Percentages can be fiddled an farted about with, with no adherence to context but wins vs losses cannot. They are facts!
258 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:32:35
260 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:35:26
262 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:40:34
263 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:44:11
I share your reservations over his flightiness and how quickly he was prepared to leave Watford (although, when you see how quickly the Pozzos hire and fire managers, I can't blame him too much!) but what he did at Hull suggests it would have been enough to keep them up had he been there longer.
264 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:45:22
The reality is that none of those people would want to come here. Everton is not as big a club as we may want to think they are. Not right now, anyway.
265 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:46:55
Silva to do better, don't make me laugh! It will unravel again in no time if I'm any judge at all. Moshiri needs to throw £200m - £300m at the squad, then we might make the top 6 and even then we wouldnt be nailed on.
268 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:53:47
Would you have kept any of those you've mentioned?
269 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:54:00
My concern is that we're trying to turn Silva's unsuccessful fire-fighting at Hull and, let's be honest here, failure at Watford into something noble, while we look at Allardyce's similar - well, actually, much better - record at the same kind of clubs and hurl abuse at him. I didn't want Allardyce, and, while I acknowledge he has done a reasonable job in difficult circumstances, I'm glad to see the back of him, but there's something of a whitewash going on with Silva's record while we blacken Allardyce's name with vitriol.
Silva clearly has something about him that may be worth taking a punt on, but I'm not sure we should be stretching the facts to suit our narrative.
270 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:54:53
The new man needs divine help.
Or to win a lot.
271 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:55:35
272 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:02:53
273 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:06:05
You flatter yourself. No nerves touched. Not riled in the least.
Your earlier post referenced nothing of your latest offering.
The absolute and total bollocks I referred to was you somehow claiming opposition to DBB was gender bias.
I stand by that. Your post @ 198 spouts absolute and total bollocks, all fabricated by YOU.
274 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:09:43
Also worth pointing out Pochettino lost 16 more games than he won at Espanyol. We'd all like a proven winner but how many of them are about and would they come?
Michael (269), by the same token, Allardyce's record was achieved with better players and, for 3/4 of his time, without any real threat of us going down. Silva at least ensured that Hull had a real go whereas Allardyce played it safe far too often. Even if all things between them were equal, I'd still take a young, ambitious manager (be it Silva, Fonseca, Arteta, whoever) with unrealised potential over a staid presence like Allardyce whose ceiling of achievement is pretty well established.
275 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:09:46
Given all that has happened since the Martinez appointment, can we really afford the time to appoint someone who might, just might, turn their record around?
276 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:13:33
277 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:21:18
Even Lyndon fancies him. poor ToffeeWeb !
278 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:22:32
279 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:24:12
280 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:27:30
281 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:28:34
282 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:34:01
Without knowledge of what Pochettino has achieved at Spurs, how many top 6 clubs do you think would look at him if they were purely going on his prior record – W76, L88? Sometimes you see potential in someone and get the right feeling off them when you talk to them and hear them spell out their vision.
Arsenal appear to be seriously looking at Mikel Arteta who hasn't even managed an U23s side let alone managed in Portugal, Greece and two clubs in the Premier League like Silva has. I would say that simply hiring him on the basis that he's been working under Guardiola for a couple of years is a massive risk but they clearly have some faith in him.
283 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:34:38
Since you ask, it wouldnt bother me if Allardyce stayed, Matinez tried playing like Barcelona/Man City but without their players, Koeman was a bad egg and I agree he had to go.
I've given my opinion umpteen times where I believe our problems lie and its 90% in the quality of the players.
284 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:39:08
285 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:44:57
Howe? He struggled at Burnley and apparently moved back down south because he was homesick. Is he tactically flexible enough to manage a top-six team? The lack of interest in him from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea suggests he might be.
286 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:46:58
When Rhino's team took to the field against Watford. they were in a state of shock. Koeman had drained the players of all confidence. Yet despite being gifted a 2-0 lead, Watford folded to an Everton team so completely devoid of belief and confidence they could only offer passion.
I don't buy any of this nonsense, Silva was able to get a tune out of a Hull team when they had nothing to lose. but he didn't fancy his chances of getting them back up when the pressure was on
Rather than regurgitate the nonsense we read on kids websites portraying him as some sort of tactician. Why don't we ask ourselves why we are even considering a man who fell apart at the mere prospect of landing the Everton Job. What would he be like if he actually got the gig ?
WIde berth, we've had enough second raters to last us a life time
287 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:50:57
288 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:54:17
Silva isn't perfect, but we're unlikely to land an absolute A1 proven manger, and I just hope whomever arrives is backed. Well unless it's Big Ron or 'Appy 'Arry.
289 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:54:41
He has been hounded out of Arsenal because their supporters believe his ideas are old and stale.
He, like Sam, is being labeled a dinosaur in modern footballing terms, yet many are still clamouring to appoint him.
Ladies and gents, ask yourself - is he the future?
Do we want to be revisiting this again in a couple of seasons.
I, for one, want us to build a dynasty - something akin to the much vaunted "boot-room" across the park.
To do that we need a fresh manager with fresh ideas. Someone relatively youthful and full of vigour.
Whether or not that turns out to be Silva - I don't know - but it is most certainly not Wenger.
290 Posted 15/05/2018 at 19:57:24
291 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:00:11
He was sacked by Sporting for not wearing the right suit, not based on performance.
292 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:04:35
293 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:05:22
294 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:10:35
295 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:12:08
296 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:13:03
So we're left with a washed-up has-been, or someone with potential. And you can churn out all the skewed confirmation-biased statistics you want, poor old Moshiri has to go on his instincts as to which one has the most potential.
I don't envy him.
Can't wait for the next ride to start, though.
297 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:13:40
298 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:15:47
299 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:16:31
Come off the fence and nail your colours to the mast. You must have a preference.
Come and join the merry 13% of us Silva Surfers .
Im planning tea and biscuits together every 2nd Thursday at 11 am. Well buy some Viscounts especially.
300 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:16:39
301 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:17:24
However a more important aspect in the matter is how did the players react to the knowledge that their manager wanted to move to us? I think that is a much bigger reason to why they went on that slump...
302 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:17:25
Once again you talk about 'in theory' regarding a better team and whilst all opinions are necessarily subjective this current Everton squad have hardly showed a 'dig in' 'get results' winning mentality have they?
So I would turn your hypothesis on its head and ask, if this current Everton squad were in Hull's position when Silva joined them, would we have survived, based on his 21 out of 54 points record? It is possibly an unfair question as any answers would also be based on supposition but the Brighton's Huddersfield's and indeed Bournemouth's could be said to be on a par with Hull, rather than us, could they not? And they have survived.
However, regardless of how he did or might have done, they still went down, and he was the man in charge for18 (54pts available) games of that season.
Just as the FA Cup winning manager in 2012/2013 was in charge when Wigan went down. I agree with Michael and would add that we need to put the whitewash brushes back in the bucket.
303 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:18:53
304 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:27:05
The only good thing about Allardyce is that the hatred of him basically united about 95% of ToffeeWeb. He hasn't even been officially sacked yet and it's already reverted back to Lord of the Flies on here.
305 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:35:14
306 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:36:43
It's impossible to know, obviously, but if you look at his almost immediate impact at Estoril and Hull, there's at least a precedent for him starting a job strongly even if one of the knocks against him is that he fades thereafter.
Again, I'm not seeking to whitewash his record at all. Having got so close, Hull fell apart in the final few games of 2016-17, starting with a disastrous home defeat to Sunderland. Was that Silva's initial magic wearing off, reality catching up with a poor team, a poor reflection on the manager? I don't know. Watford also collapsed once it emerged that Silva's focus had been lost and, perhaps, the squad had been destabilised by him giving a couple of players the nod that he might be off.
What I am saying is that he did have a big impact at Hull, did an excellent job in Greece (admittedly a weak league but then so is Ukraine's with regard to Fonseca), won silverware at Sporting and performed a minor miracle with Estoril (who just got relegated again this season after he took them up and into the Europa League) a few years ago.
Does any of that mean he will be a success at Everton? I don't think there's nearly enough evidence to say with conviction either way. The same is true of a dozen other names you could mention. Which is why I'm so undecided...!
307 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:37:49
I prefer not to argue about Everton managers with Darren, but something intrigues me about Silva, and it might be that Watford, who don't seem to really care who manages them, were supposed to have knocked back a £12/15 million bid off Everton, for his services?
Back to Rhino, Darren, he was falling apart imo, but hopefully if Silva, is to get the job, then he will have seen what an Everton crowd, is capable of doing for the team first hand, because that's what won Everton that game last Bommy night mate!
308 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:39:05
309 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:44:01
310 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:50:32
Its the easiest thing to say I don't fancy xxxxxxxx to manage our club and then at some point you will be proved right because usually all managers at some point get the sack. Then you can quote posting on 15th May 2018 you didnt want xxxxxxxx and you were right. To be honest whoever we get us match going fans need to take back our passion for our club. I am sick and tired of the other lot being hailed as magnificent fans despite all their misdemeanors. Goodison has been overly quiet for far too long with good reason with the dross we have had to watch. So maybe we need to get back our voices nad make Goodison no visiting teams like to come too. I know the team have to show that passion as well, I just hope the new manager connects with the fans something the last 2 havent done.
311 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:51:50
My only reservation with Silva is his judgement. Why go to Watford, who sack managers on a whim? Maybe after the madhouse of Hull, he thought it would be easier? Maybe, like most coaches, he thought he'd be the one who changes things?
Much for Moshiri to ponder.
312 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:53:56
However, whoever it is please no 5 year megsbucks contract. I doubt very much we'll get one of the top managers so let's not take another punt and end up paying a fortune if it goes pearshaped
313 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:54:56
I know some find it difficult to do but if the guy is to become our manager should we not just try to, you know, support him until at least after a pre-season's training and, if he's allowed, some of his own signings?
It's way too easy to look forward with hind-sight and slag him off before he's even signed up, sure on the balance of probabilities that if the guy doesn't crack CL qualification and/or playing attractive football you'll again be able to gloat, "I told you so, I told you so!"
314 Posted 15/05/2018 at 20:57:10
Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale promoted to Chief Executive
Dr Keith Harris to become Clubs Deputy Chairman
Alexander Ryazantsev to take up Chief Finance and Commercial Officer role
Current Chief Executive, Robert Elstone, to depart for Super League
315 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:01:37
I can accept all other reservations but not that they folded due to anything in the managers control.
316 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:09:14
After a dozen games, we only have to see a few decent performances and whomever will have our full support. Win a Derby and he'll get the season. Win an away Derby and he'll get a 5 year deal.
Just wake us from this footballing purgatory, and get the atmosphere back at GP.
317 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:16:05
Our recruitment last summer was a disaster, and sacking Koeman for me was the reason we turned the season around.
318 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:20:01
God know what they'd do if they supported Everton - Semi automatics perhaps?
319 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:20:32
Maybe Silva, went to Watford because he doesn't like staying in one place for too long? But if he does come to Everton, then let's hope that changes.
320 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:20:39
321 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:26:35
Are you really claiming the Goodison crowd beat Watford ? So what or who, stirred them ? Rhino hadn't the time to prepare tactics, he could only demand passion from his troops against a team riding very high on confidence. Yes it got the crowd going but it was the passion from the players on the pitch which saw off the over rated Silva and his tactical know how. Just as it was passion that saw off very over rated GT.
The old lady has only really rocked four times since Moshiri took over and Rhino (despite taking over other peoples car crash's) was in charge of three of them. No coincidence that.
What a pity the guy who REALLY turned our season around isn't even being considered. I'm sure he would have a lot more to offer if he was given a little more time with his players rather than just try to inject some fight and belief into players who had been turned into Zombies.
Rhino will always be blamed by a section of the fanbase for being hammered in a cup we were already out of, in a game everyone connected to the club just wanted out of the way and the heavy defeat at St Mary's when the entire defence was decimated through injury. Very, very short sighted in my view, but enough, it seems, to take him out of the reckoning
The guy knows how to get the old lady bouncing and that alone, for me at least, would give him a huge advantage over some of the jokers being mentioned
Especially Mr P45
323 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:34:07
BK still in place as chairman. John Woods replaced by Keith Harris as his deputy, with particular responsibility (in his own words) of 'taking the lead in the Clubs most important projects, from first-team football matters to the new stadium project.'
DB-B promoted to CEO but there is no description on her areas of responsibility. No reference of a new deputy CEO in her place.
Moshiri's hit man Alexander (Sasha) Ryazantsev takes responsibility for the Clubs Financial and Commercial performance. He is quoted as saying:
"Im really pleased to be taking up the position of Chief Finance and Commercial Officer and to be supporting Denise in the running of this great Football Club. Were all fully committed to making the most of the opportunities we have, including growing our commercial revenues and delivering a new stadium, while ensuring we run the business in a sustainable way. This new structure presents us with clear lines of responsibility and accountability and provides us with a strong platform to move forward from."
Not the completely new broom and sweeping away of the old as some of us hoped for.
324 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:34:35
Tut, tut such bile - you never did give a reason why she shouldnt be CEO did you? well she is now, so perhaps Moshri who is a business man rates her more than you do.
What is exactly irking you? Having a CEO who has worked in education, has a doctorate in Leadership? Has done a good job already at Everton? Or has no bollocks to use your favourite word.
325 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:34:46
Eddie Howe has done better than Silva in the premier league, he has kept Bournemouth up for the last 3 years. He is our best bet and should be our next manager.
326 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:34:46
Eddie Howe has done better than Silva in the premier league, he has kept Bournemouth up for the last 3 years. He is our best bet and should be our next manager.
327 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:36:44
I think it was the right thing to do to hang on to Sam Allardyce till the end of the season. Enough of a circus around here.
As for the next manager, the apparent instability of Marco Silva has to be put into perspective. Greek and Portuguese football chairmen are not, by and large, known to be staunch defenders of stability and continuity, perhaps with the exception of the Porto chairman, who seems to be a legend on those shores. The Hull City job was given to Silva for only half the season, or he had an option to leave, and it doesn't strike me as impulsive to want to jump ship after being relegated. Watford is a complete nutcase under those Italians, as I'm sure the vast majority of us have not failed to notice. As for Silva concentrating on 'clean sheets', well, his record at Watford belies that. On the contrary, the team became better known for giving away leads, as happened at Goodison Park, where they were leading 2-0 with some twenty-five minutes to go, and we all know what the final score was. That happens to be my main concern about Silva.
All in all, I'd much prefer Paulo Fonseca, or even Eddie Howe, but Silva would certainly seem like an improvement on the current regime.
328 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:39:02
Lyndon @306, that is precisely why I posed the question you quoted. None of us know. My point is, all Silva's 'credentials' advocated on here, deeming him to be a worthy manager of our football club are based on hypotheticals.
His ACTUAL record in the Premiership is, WON 16, DRAWN 8, LOST 24, out of 48 games. By my reckoning that's 56 pts out of a possible 144 on offer. So, if we disregard the 'maybe's', 'what-ifs' and plain supposition, feel free to call me, 'Mr Picky' if I do not want a man with that abysmal record as manager of my football club.
329 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:39:40
330 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:40:48
Watford, were good at Goodison, and even when we went in front, they were the team that was playing all the footy.
If my memory is right (it's worrying me lately) we went 4-4-2, route one, got a bit of luck with their goaly going off, and with all them red bastards setting off fireworks in Stanley Pk, our crowd knew we were in real trouble, and done what I've seen them do countless times over the years!
I honestly think that's why Silva, wanted the Everton job, because he witnessed something that night, that very few crowds in the country can match, but maybe I'm just being biased?
331 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:41:32
You can continue that conversation on your own.
Can't help you if you can't see what I took issue with and dismissed in your original post.
332 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:44:28
I think you miss-read my post mate.
Who said anything about Silva bringing in Watford players?
I was talking about my lack of faith in Walsh. I'm aware of who managed Carvalho at Sporting. I just don't believe that Walsh would be able to pull off his signing.
I could see the guy panic buy Troy Deeney or some ex Watford player and spin it regarding tactics.
As my post stated earlier I'm pro Silva as his job is to work with the players and manage tactics. He's apparently good at that, so why not him!?
As for transfers I don't want Walsh anywhere near them.
Have a good evening.
333 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:51:20
Chelsea was a cup game and you coul dhear the players talking to each other before Williams last gasp winner. I can only assume you didn't go to the game after Martinez was sacked - fantastic carnival atmosphere. .or the west ham game where the crowd were up for it from the off.
The main thing Silva saw at Goodison was defeat,
334 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:52:14
335 Posted 15/05/2018 at 21:53:06
336 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:11:50
Forever 7th or 8th.
I fully expect to see these pages full of venom come November but I hope I am wrong.
Besides a top manager we need better quality players and there wont be too many of them coming in.
337 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:12:29
Wenger is available, so reportedly is Benitez(I know but you could swallow what little pride we have left), Emery is available, conte is probably available. I know all the experts will come on and say why would they even consider EFC but the challenge of competing with Guardiola, Mourhino etc in the best league in the world must appeal to at least one of them especially with a big transfer kitty.
The feedback I was getting over the weekend was that Silva was a done deal but that no longer appears to be the case due to complications with Watford. Fonseca might just pip him to the post but I am just as concerned about him.
Why cant we for once think hugeeeeee.
338 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:14:05
It won't be Howe.
It definitely won't be Unsworth.
It won't be Emery, Ancelotti, Simeone, Wenger, etc.
It will be one in the ilk of Fonseca, Silva, or Conceicao.
I will give full support to whichever one it is
339 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:18:47
What complications?...He was sacked by Watford there will be no complications between EFC and Watford
340 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:19:31
A different perspective on the nutcase that runs Sporting. You'll note that he blocked Benfica from taking Silva to Sporting in a straight swap of managers. Why would he do that if he thought Silva wasn't up to it. You'll also see mention of just how much a state Sporting where in. You should also note that Silva winning Sporting their first trophy for 7 years, is their only major trophy for 12 years (not counting the Portuguese Charity Shield and the much inferior version of our league cup). You could also note that the nutcase has since suspended Silva's successor and all his coaches, meantime they have the Portuguese Cup Final this weekend and no one knows what the hell is going on.
Stephen @339, Watford will argue we made an illegal approach and therefore demand compensation. Silva is currently suing Watford for £800k outstanding. If Moshiri really wants him, he'll wave the chequebook and make it all disappear for a reasonably small amount. This is indicative of the Pozzos and how they run things, and should show why Silva would have jumped at the chance to manage us.
He's had a load of Barmy owners:
- De Carvalho at Sporting
- Marinakis at Olympiacos (also owns Forest now and read the daft stuff he's up to there)
- Allam at Hull (the guy who wants to change Hull City to Hull Tigers)
- The Pozzos at Watford
With a list like that you can understand why he's been looking for the right club.
341 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:22:07
342 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:25:32
343 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:32:14
344 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:34:27
You are not Marco's agent in disguise. You are the man himself, barely disguised.
345 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:34:34
346 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:41:12
347 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:43:48
348 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:45:57
349 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:47:50
Silva is Everton's choice to replace the outgoing Sam Allardyce, but the acrimony following an alleged illegal approach last November has not receded, despite the Portuguese coach's subsequent dismissal by Watford. The Hornets want significant compensation for the disruption to their campaign and have filed an official complaint to the Premier League. In the most extreme scenario, Everton face a points deduction if the accusations of ‘poaching are proven, but a fine is the greater possibility should it go that far.
The Hornets want significant compensation for the disruption to their campaign and have filed an official complaint to the Premier League. In the most extreme scenario, Everton face a points deduction if the accusations of ‘poaching are proven, but a fine is the greater possibility should it go that far.
It's never simple at Goodison is it?
350 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:48:39
It's interesting to read that Arsenal have snubbed Fonseca. Would he really choose West Ham over us? If the two Portuguese both would choose us over West Ham, it's a tough decision as to which to go for.
I go for Silva on the basis of him doing better in Portugal when the two went head to head, and that it's hard for me to get a real insight into what Fonseca actually did in the Ukraine.
I keep coming back to the fact that Silva is just a better coach. More hands on is one way of putting it. He could revolutionise this current squad, with just a few changes, and the reintegration of Lookman and Vlasic.
Lawrence @349: This is just the Pozzos being the Pozzos. Anything they can do to make some cash or to get back at us. We won't be docked points, we just might end up paying some compo and maybe a fine. I bet the Pozzos will make a deal and it'll all go away quietly.
351 Posted 15/05/2018 at 22:57:22
He's not, so I just cannot see how you dismiss Silva. He's the same, but foreign. He will be great and you will, like the rest of us, support him. By the way, would you rather have Fonseca? I don't know enough about him but posters whose views I respect lean me towards Silva.
352 Posted 15/05/2018 at 23:01:34
I agree with you, which is why I put the extract from the Telegraph in my post - I think Watford owe Silva circa £750k they don't want to pay it - Everton will likely pay it for them and give them a few bob more to keep them sweet and we'll all move on - unless of course Silva is not first choice.
I wonder if Bill asked for any compensation when David Moyes 'suddenly' left to go to United?
353 Posted 15/05/2018 at 23:04:47
Watford have lodged a formal complaint with the league.
They have been in arbitration but could not come to an agreement.
If we appoint Silva I expect Watford will have a stronger case and we could get a points deduction as well as major compensation to be paid.
Is he worth it???
354 Posted 15/05/2018 at 23:13:16
Second point, my opinion but not everyone else's: Benitez is ideal.
355 Posted 15/05/2018 at 23:43:03
THANK YOU GOD!!!
The nightmare ends.
356 Posted 15/05/2018 at 23:51:46
To be honest, I do not understand your post @340 and the 'example' you use in quoting the Independent, which is more an article about De Carvalho than Silva, especially when presented in the context of promoting him as a future manager of EFC.
In addition, is the fact that when he has failed at other clubs, always down to the owners rather than him? Is that what you are trying to promote here?
If his main claim to fame is the Estoril job Steve, then I can count numerous other examples in the past where similar or even harder 'miracles' have been performed. Check out Clough's record at Forest for instance.
357 Posted 16/05/2018 at 00:09:33
It appears very likely, especially according to the bookies, that one or the other of the two Portuguese will be managing us shortly. My preference for Silva is clear. But Fonseca will more than do, and his recent record over the last two seasons is impressive, so I'll more than get behind him, even if I wonder what might have been when Silva turns up at his next club and catapults them into the big time.
358 Posted 16/05/2018 at 00:15:04
359 Posted 15/05/2018 at 00:15:49
360 Posted 16/05/2018 at 00:47:34
We approached them for Silva, got rejected... but I think he might have be approached and agreed before hand. This threw him off his stroke... he said he had players asking him 'can I come too'... long story short; toys out the pram all around.
Watford sacked him, we maybe didn't help, but we approached and backed off when told No. They didn't have to sack him, they could've told him to pull finger and do the job he's being paid for
I think they are quite prepared to spend some legal fees and pocket a couple of Mill to settle out of court... as some are.
They didn't have to sack him... Stonewall them, bury them in paper, throw lawyers at them... nice exercise for the legal dept. Tell them to fuck off.
361 Posted 16/05/2018 at 06:24:32
To be completely honest I thought Jay Wood nailed it back in post 61, but over 360 posts would suggest we either have too much time on our hands, or we find it fun.
I find it highly amusing to see people putting forward the three Portuguese managers as the answer, for no obvious reason other than they are Portuguese - Jose has a lot to answer for.
Like you, I would be happy with Howe, I find it staggering that people would ignore his starting position, yet give great sympathy to the starting position of Silva at Hull - For the sake of any doubt, its two divisions, not two places . . .two divisions. People need to stop and give that a little thought.
Here's another thought, one defied gravity and continues to do so and the other has fallen like a bag of cement thrown from a block of flats.
There is simply no comparison between the Englishman's achievements and that of the three Portuguese front runners. But it appears, for some at least, that being English means you can be dismissed simply on a hunch, but being Portuguese will get you eternal sympathy . . it utter bollocks, so is the constant referrals to tactical analysis websites to boost Silva's credentials. Why don't people judge for themselves instead of repeatedly giving somebody else's opinion ? . .Why would people make ridiculous comparisons to Martinez and Howe, do they understand what they are seeing ? or are they simply looking at their hairstyles ?
Having said all that. Jay Wood is still right. You only get to find out if you have made the wrong choice after you have made it
Whoever comes in needs to be a good fit. He needs better people supporting him. He needs all of his stars to be aligned.
We can have our fun dismissing other peoples choices, but this is not a quick paint job, its a total rebuild
We need somebody who wants to play the right way. We need somebody who will be able to cope with the pressure. We need somebody of Authority. . . but to be honest, right now, I'd trade all that for an ambitious jammy fucker . .whatever nationality
362 Posted 16/05/2018 at 07:58:15
363 Posted 16/05/2018 at 08:47:27
Like I said before, your own eyes, your own instincts are stronger than a stack of stats.
364 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:12:36
My choice - and looking at the latest poll update I am not alone - is Benitez.
However no doubt posters will be against him because of what he said years ago and his name doesn't end in a vowel
365 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:51:40
366 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:51:54
367 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:52:01
Any advance on three ?
368 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:52:44
He's officially gone!!!!
369 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:55:14
370 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:55:20
371 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:56:02
372 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:57:40
373 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:57:47
374 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:58:49
What a nightmare that was.
COYBs. Let's get a world class Manager in that can restructure the club from top to bottom.
375 Posted 16/05/2018 at 09:59:32
376 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:06:26
377 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:08:34
378 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:12:14
Shiny new Manager loses a few games and is sacked in October amid fan protests as we sit in the bottom three.
Unsworth takes over for two games both of which are lost.
New shiny manager takes over but is sacked in January.
Old hand manager takes over to keep us up...we hope!
Another £10m or more down the drain.
379 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:15:04
Jimmy you beat be to it. I was gonna put a link up to that scene from The Wizard of Oz where Sammie Lee and all his mates sing that song "Ding dong the wicked witch is deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeead."
Happy face, happy face.
380 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:19:12
Now hopefully to a brighter future of decent football and the occassional victory against teams above is in the league.
New man is has a terrible mess to sort out and its got to be a long term plan. No way are we challenging top 4 next season. Id take 5th-7th some entertaining fare and a cup run or two.
381 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:19:48
382 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:20:23
383 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:21:33
Careful what you wish for comrades, let's just hope whoever was on Sam's table last night, all enjoyed the last supper!
384 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:21:49
385 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:27:34
I bloody hope so!... Never want him anywhere near us ever again.
386 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:27:39
387 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:28:26
I wouldn't mind seeing a manager unveiled before I get too excited though.
What we do next will tell us whether we're headed in the right direction or just taking a step in some direction.
388 Posted 16/05/2018 at 10:33:46
389 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:17:36
390 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:23:51
Just delighted we have got rid of this blight on the club.
391 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:25:54
If you don't ask you don't get. If you don't buy a ticket then you won't win the raffle. What's the worst thing that can happen? They can only say no.
392 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:32:27
That's the word that sticks most in my mind, when I think of the Allardyce tenure at our club.
Arrogance to bullshit his way into the appointment to start with.
Arrogance to try and take credit for the West Ham performance ( we just saw your West Ham performance, Sam, and there was a 7 goal swing in favour of the opposition).
Arrogance to think he can appoint Sammy Lee to his coaching staff and not expect a reaction from the fans.
Arrogance that he can finish with less shots than 2 relegated teams and still maintain a belief that the football was acceptable.
Arrogance that he believes 8th is acceptable (even for this season - we were 8th by February).
Arrogance to think he can dupe fans with his bullshit. Evertonians are intelligent football thinkers, always have been. Despite our reservations, we would have got behind him if he had actually applied himself in the Everton way - never satisfied unless the best.
393 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:46:15
394 Posted 16/05/2018 at 11:49:06
Don't know why he is shocked - but if DoF didn't know then could we be seeing the end of Walsh too ?
395 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:08:29
For me regardless of the past statements when he was an RS manager, Id go for Benitez as hes acheived success here and on the continent.
Silva though is muted in the media as favourite to take over, but lets see. Who ever takes over has a massive challenge starting at FF, fitness, mental approach, and trying to mould a football team, off load deadwood and sign proven new CD, CF, LB, and CAM, at least.
Good luck to whom ever tales over, as he will need the full backing of the club and supporters.
396 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:12:29
397 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:20:52
398 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:26:24
399 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:30:47
Very droll, Steve Ferns.
Not even Moshiri could re-appoint Moyes...could he? could he?
Somebody reassure me!
400 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:34:13
They no longer trot out the over-achieving tag but they do continually portray us as a club that should be happy to exist in the rareified air of the Premier League. If by some miraculous turn of fortunes, Everton FC find themselves challenging the top teams, next season, it will be the same people informing us at every opportunity that we lack this or that and that we will fade away as sure as day turns to night or they will say that x or y player at Everton should move on in order to satisfy their ambitions.
With that backdrop it is important that whichever manager gets the gig, we have to unite behind that manager and get right behind the team, from the opening whistle of next season right through to the final whistle in the last game. I want to see Goodison at its best next season, I don't want to see fans staring into empty space, wondering about what they are going to have for supper, I hope to see an animated crowd in every game.
Our natural leaning towards pessimism is more than understandable, given what we have had to put up with for too many years, but we should all try a little bit harder to truly support the team to the best of our abilities, there are plenty of non Evertonians who are paid handsomely to express their mostly negative views on Everton FC, why should we continue to do that job for them, free of charge?
We the fans are Everton FC, we always care about how we play, and whether we win or not, therefore we need to do as much as we possibly can in order to help the team on the park achieve as much as it can in every match - we may not finish any higher next season than we did this, we may not have any success in the cups, but the least we can do is to show how much pride we have in our club and all the talking heads in the world shouldn't ever get in the way of that.
401 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:34:34
402 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:36:52
403 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:41:52
Utterly drained by the circus thats its created, without any enjoyment for a season in exchange.
A regular shameful time in the clubs history.
The worst appointment ever, bar none. Will they at the top ever learn?
405 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:48:42
Onwards and upwards
406 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:48:57
I agree wholeheartedly. Well said
407 Posted 16/05/2018 at 12:55:06
Slightly skewed and nonsensical I agree, but it goes to show that actually Allardyce got the same level of shit performance out of our squad as Unsworth, who in my view (now and at the time) did a terrible job.
Oddly I've been one of those saying Allardyce did what was asked of him, but having read that I'm now questioning whether I was wrong. It's starting to strike me that this squad is just bang-average no matter who's in charge.
409 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:07:58
Google- Phillipe Couthino-Southampton. Read the article by and about Nicola Cortese, he was the man who spotted Poch. Might have missed an opportunity there, we'll never know.
410 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:16:45
I am hoping we pull in any money we can save sending Rooney away selling off the dead wood and begin by offering some "top drawer" managers very handsome pay deals (Ancellotti, Simeone, Emery) if they snub us so be it
But I have little faith in Silva, Fonseca and am shocked at some suggestions of Wenger?? If you want to see him bouncing his water bottle in disgust as our pushovers get spanked 5-0 that is up to you but the man is a spent force he was stinking the place out at Arsenal and that's with MORE money to spend than us.
Ruthless Chairman and Ruthless Manager please
411 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:18:42
412 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:41:18
A Champions league and UEFA cup winning manager.
On a hiding to nothing at the Magpies. Still lives in the area.
He's a world class manager and the obvious choice.
But is it a case of once a red always a red?
413 Posted 15/05/2018 at 14:01:58
414 Posted 16/05/2018 at 14:02:28
I also can't get past his links with the orcs, The insults would be intolerable.
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