Moshiri enthused about “dynamic, modern” Silva

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Marco Silva was confirmed as Everton's new manager this afternoon

Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright have welcomed new Everton manager Marco Silva as the second appointment aimed at transforming the club's faltering fortunes on the pitch.

The 40-year-old was confirmed as the Blues' new head coach in an announcement at 3pm this afternoon, two weeks and a day after Marcel Brands was officially announced as Everton's second Director of Football.

The club's hierarchy are hopeful that Brands, who succeeded Steve Walsh, and Silva can bring a more forward-thinking and energetic approach to Goodison Park than was the case under former manager Ronald Koeman and his interim successor, Sam Allardyce.

“I am really pleased to extend a warm Everton welcome to our new manager, Marco Silva,” Moshiri said in a statement.

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“As Marcel has pointed out, Marco is a young, dynamic, energetic and very modern manager whose dedication to his job and demanding approach will help us, I believe, to move forward in a confident, purposeful way to where we want to be as a Club.

“His abilities are underpinned by a strong footballing philosophy, a fierce work ethic and his enthusiasm in embracing Everton, our values and our ambitions has hugely impressed me, as I hope it will each and every Evertonian.”

Kenwright, meanwhile, spoke of his confidence that the Blues have a strong management team in place capable of taking the club forward again.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Marco Silva as our new manager,” the Chairman said. “As the posters outside Goodison have proclaimed for many years, DNA is important to Everton and Evertonians. It's what they instinctively search out…

"In Marco and Marcel we welcome a pair of sportsmen whose statements of intent have already shown that they embrace that special quality that Evertonians look for… and with Farhad's vigorous patronage we are looking forward to the three M's, Marco, Marcel and Moshiri, help to take the Blues back to their rightful position among football's elite.”

The ongoing wrangle with Silva's former club Watford over compensation has not yet been resolved but it has not prevented Everton from making Silva their new head coach to work under Brands.

The Hornets sacked Silva in January following a run of just one win in 11 games, blaming the Toffees' unwarranted approach for unsettling the Portuguese and his team after a promising start to the 2017-18 season.

Everton were reportedly willing to pay as much as £15m for Watford to release Silva last November but all offers were rejected. Despite dismissing the Lisbon-born coach, they are still seeking damages via an official complaint lodged with the Premier League.


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Jimmy Hogan
1 Posted 31/05/2018 at 18:01:34
Kenwright bowing out? That's how I read it.
Daniel A Johnson
2 Posted 31/05/2018 at 18:25:56
I still think we have signed up Colin Farrell by mistake. The likeness is uncanny... lol!!!
Peter Mills
3 Posted 31/05/2018 at 18:35:06
Bill's missed a trick there – he could have had the 4 Ms – “Marco, Marcel, Moshiri and Me”!
Gordon White
4 Posted 31/05/2018 at 18:45:13
Welcome to Everton, Mr Silva.

Every Evertonian will want you to succeed, although some may have reservations. No matter who took over, there will always be those of a different opinion. But I hope that everyone gets behind you and Mr Brands and the team you will both build in a positive way.

I remember Howard Kendal was on the verge of being sacked before things came together. (Likewise, Sir Alex Ferguson.) I am excited about the future again.

Kelvin Thomas
5 Posted 31/05/2018 at 19:19:19
Congratulations, Mr Silva, and welcome to our great club.

Fantastic first interview.

Let's get to work!

Geoff Lambert
6 Posted 31/05/2018 at 19:30:07
Another bullshitter get out of our club!!!!

Let's get big Sam back we knew where we stood with him and Walsh.

I hate all this change... I will give him my full backing till he loses his first match.

We should have got the big Zin in today.

Geoff Lambert
7 Posted 31/05/2018 at 19:33:01
pps: Welcome to ToffeeWeb, Mr Silva. i hope you can give us some good attacking football — and a bit of Silva-ware would be nice, please!
Paul Kossoff
8 Posted 31/05/2018 at 19:41:17
And it's hi-ho Marco Silva's signing – he's our new blue boss now baby.

I see the blue dawn rising but I won't make a fuss cos it's obvious! 😇😇😇

Colin Glassar
9 Posted 31/05/2018 at 19:46:35
Why does Boys Pen Bill always go and have to spoil it with his cheesy, corny hyperbole? Just shut the fuck up, Bill, and let the man do his job.

Welcome aboard, Marco. Good luck.

Dennis Stevens
10 Posted 31/05/2018 at 19:57:50
Paul, I'd have thought you'd just say it's Alright Now!
Guy Hastings
11 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:02:40
Silva – the name alone is a clapped-out sports sub's dream.
Paul Kossoff
12 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:08:44
Dennis, it is alright now, we are not in the wishing well anymore, we have our Mr big, and with a little bit of love, we will be riding on a pony to success! 😁
Jimmy Hogan
13 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:13:03
Paul (#13), you've got the right name!!!
Paul Kossoff
14 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:14:19
Jimmy, let's hope we have the right manager this time. We are long overdue in all departments!
Brian Murray
15 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:24:45
Jimmy Hogan (#1).

Let's hope to god you're right because Bill has a never-ending nasty habit of being inept in every deal, call or decision he makes and it spreads through the club like poison ivy. We have had enough of floosies Ivy and Dawn... even a new one!

Andrew Clare
16 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:25:47
Good luck, Marco. Build a great team to make us proud. I just hope people with be patient as these things take time.
Dennis Stevens
17 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:40:06
Aye, Paul – after Tons Of Sobs, we'll be Travellin' In Style!
Pat Kelly
18 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:44:01
Fingers crossed Brands and Silva have the right chemistry. Talk is cheap and its results that count but the media demands statements of intent and all the usual guff. It can't be any worse than what we had to get used to under Koeman and Allardyce. Let's hope Silva can whip this squad into shape and show them how to play football again.
John Mckay
19 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:47:35
Good luck, Silva. You can't do any worse than last season as it was pure turd.

First port of call: get rid of Williams!

Don Alexander
20 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:51:24
On the Free theme, guess who this lyric fits;

"You've always got something to hide
Something you just can't tell
And the only time that you're satisfied
Is with your feet in Moshiri's well."

Joe McMahon
21 Posted 31/05/2018 at 20:53:06
Things seem a bit more professional don't they. Just hoping Ferguson and Jeffers can be moved on, we need a performing team everywhere. Chuffed with Brands, he's so not Steve Walsh!
Jamie Crowley
22 Posted 31/05/2018 at 21:00:44
D Johnson @3...

I knew he looked like someone but couldn't put my finger on it.

Colin Farrell twin!

Between he and Brands, we definitely have the best management hair in the league for sure.

Our "Charisma Attribute" just went from level 1 to level 10 – thank God.

Sincerely, Shallow Hal.

Mike Gaynes
23 Posted 31/05/2018 at 21:13:49
Peter (#4), there's definitely room for a Mills among those M's.
Peter Thistle
24 Posted 31/05/2018 at 21:32:10
Kenwright has to ruin everything. I wish he'd become a monk and take a vow of silence for all our sakes.
Peter Mills
25 Posted 31/05/2018 at 21:45:29
Mike (#24), I may have told you before, Everton missed their chance when they rejected my application for the vacant managerial position and appointed Gordon Lee instead.

I've still got the “Dear John” letter somewhere.

Colin Glassar
26 Posted 31/05/2018 at 21:50:06
I hope part of the plan is to really develop the kids, eg, Kenny, Baningime, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Lookman etc... Under the proper guidance and coaching, these lads are our future.
Paul Kossoff
27 Posted 31/05/2018 at 22:50:08
Dennis and Don, brilliant! Last one!

Sam, throw down your gun don't shoot yourself, we just put a bullet through you, run out of town with your head up your arse, you were never a blue. Fat Sam, little sam, and Walshy the bell, while we will all bathe in Moshiri's well!!!😇😇😇

Derek Thomas
28 Posted 31/05/2018 at 23:51:13
New Dawn... Scene 1, Take 27 — Action!
Paul Mackay
29 Posted 01/06/2018 at 02:50:31
Let’s hope the fixture list is kind to us and we have some winnable games early doors in order to get the team confidence up.
Bob Parrington
30 Posted 01/06/2018 at 07:55:44
Penance for being naughty with our approaches to Silva when Watford Manager – the Premier League changes rules for Everton's first 12 games:

1.Ceteh vs Everton
2. Manure vs Everton
3. Everton vs Spurs
4. Everton vs RS
5. Arsenal vs Everton
6. Chelsea vs Everton
7. Everton vs Citeh
8. Everton vs Manure
9. Spurs vs Everton
10. RS vs Everton
11. Everton vs Arsenal
12. Everton vs Chelsea

Cool 36 points there for the taking, eh?

Les Green
31 Posted 01/06/2018 at 08:35:15

I think the comparison to Colin Farrell doesn't end there, because I think he's Irish — not Portuguese... hence the name Mark O'Silva

Jerome Shields
32 Posted 02/06/2018 at 10:08:29
I think they would have been better to put out a press release welcoming him to the Club and then shut up.
Geoffrey Williams
33 Posted 04/06/2018 at 14:07:34
I don't know how the season will pan out but watching today's press conference it looks as though we have a far more professional team running the club. Fingers crossed!

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