Do you know that Marco Silva has 3,000 connections on LinkedIn and has received 50 references? The Everton manager has spent a fortune on new players and they still can’t defend set pieces. The Goodison Park faithful are getting pissed off at the performances. That was the issue with Big Sam, the turgid style of football. “At least Silva will play attacking football” was the rebuttal to their critics.
Fast forward a few months and the honeymoon period is over. It’s seems like a longtime since Paul Merson went on a textbook ramble about Silva getting the Hull job over “Gary Rownutt”. Watford played a tug-of-love/hate with Everton and while the results have been mediocre at best, Silva continues in a relatively big role in English football. Is Silva just brilliant at self-promotion? Get me his agent.