Marco Silva sacked by Everton after Liverpool defeat

Marco Silva, Manager of Everton looks prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield.

Everton have parted company with manager Marco Silva after a 5-2 defeat at Liverpool saw them tumble into the relegation zone.

Silva, 42, leaves Goodison Park 19 months after his arrival, having won just four of his 15 league games in charge this season following last term’s eighth-place finish.

First team coach and former Everton striker Duncan Ferguson will take temporary charge until Silva’s replacement is appointed, starting with Saturday’s visit of Chelsea.

Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri arrived at Finch Farm on Thursday afternoon to dismiss Silva and to address the squad after training.

A statement posted by Everton said:

“Everton Football Club can confirm that manager Marco Silva has left the club.

“Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, chairman Bill Kenwright and the board of directors would like to thank Marco for his service over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future.

“The club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.”

During Everton’s 2-0 home defeat to Norwich City last month, many fans joined in with Norwich supporters’ chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning,” while the team were loudly booed at full-time and chairman Bill Kenwright was later confronted by an Evertonian.

Everton’s derby demolition and Southampton’s 2-1 home win over Norwich meant the Blues fell one point behind the Saints and into 18th.
Speaking about his future after Wednesday’s loss at Anfield, Silva had said:

”I am not the right person to answer. Every game I get the same question. My words here will change nothing, this question is for different people.

“We are making some mistakes which put us under big, big pressure. The type of mistakes we are making is because the players are playing under big pressure because of the position in the table. They are making some mistakes that are not normal for the level we are.”

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