Everton sack Marco Silva, yes you’ve heard it – Everton have tonight confirmed that first team manager Marco Silva has been sacked less than 24 hours after his side lost 5-2 against rivals Liverpool.
Everton sack Marco Silva – music the ears of many Everton fans, he 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.
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Overall he won 24 and lost 24 of his 60 games between May 2018 and December 2019.
The Toffees wielded the axe on the 42-year-old manager earlier today after talks between Farhad Moshiri and the board of directors.
The club statement read: "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.
"Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the first team and will manage the side for the game against Chelsea on Saturday.
"The Club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible."
When Silva was asked about his future at Anfield on Wednesday night, he said: 'I am not the right person to talk to you about the situation. I cannot answer to you.
'Since I joined the club and until the last day I am here I will always be 100 per cent professional, giving my best every single day.
'I understand why the questions are coming. If we are winning all the games, you are not asking them.
'It is not for me to take those situations. I don't like to talk after every single match about my future.'
Who are the favourites to replace him you ask? These are the odds according to Sky Bet (subject to change):
David Moyes - 1/5
Marcelo Gallardo - 7/1
Eddie Howe - 12/1
Rafael Benitez - 14/1
Mauricio Pochettino - 18/1
Could Moyes already be on his way to sign the deal to become the new boss?
— Jake (@jakemillard21) December 5, 2019
Moyes had 11 seasons at Goodison and even led the Toffees into the Champions League qualifiers by finishing 4th with them in the 2004/05 season.
He is open to taking up the role and is thought to still have a warm relationship with chairman Bill Kenwright and is expected to be given a contract until the end of the season with an option to extend for at least a further two years.
David Moyes was most recently manager of West Ham United, he came in mid-season and kept them up with two games left.
He hasn’t got the best record, having a 29% win rating at the Hammers and won eight games out of 43 with Sunderland.
He’s also managed Manchester United and Real Sociedad.
After finding out that Marco Silva has been sacked by Everton, fans took to give their reaction - see those tweets on the next page.