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Marco Silva’s Everton Statement

Marco Silva has released a statement in which he thanked the Everton supporters and praised the commitment of the club’s players after being sacked on Thursday.

In a statement published by the League Managers’ Association, Silva said: ‘It has been a real honour to have managed Everton for the past 18 months and I would like to thank Farhad Moshiri, Bill Kenwright, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Keith Harris, Marcel Brands and the entire board for giving me the opportunity to be part of this special club.

‘Thank you to all of the Evertonian fans who always live and breathe the club and show such great passion.

‘A special thank you to all of the players, for their professionalism and the commitment they put into their work every day and to the club staff who welcomed me to Finch Farm training ground and made me feel at home.’

  1. 5 points behind Newcastle, Sheffield Utd & Crystal Palace.

    Thank the Lord this fraud is no longer manager.

  2. [QUOTE=”Caolam, post: 7468023, member: 27088″]
    I don’t doubt Marco Silva is a descent man, neither do I doubt that he gave of his very best. Unfortunately he didn’t have the ability to manage the club successfully. We have had managers in the past who haven’t had the money or opportunity to sign players, Marco did but his recruitment hasn’t been value for money.
    I hoped he would be great, the truth is he wasn’t, on results his sacking is justified. I hold no grudges against him, I hope he goes to Europe and does well but I am more interested in how Duncan Ferguson gets on.
    [/QUOTE]
    ‘A descent man’ – a Freudian slip if I saw one. lol

  3. [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7471903, member: 52667″]
    Haha. Jesus. How is that defending them? Are you after a straightener or something?
    [/QUOTE]

    On ignore you go, full kit wearing weirdo.

  4. [QUOTE=”Minimeister, post: 7468980, member: 22631″]
    I didn’t even post it you wall pushing, victim

    First 5 posts defending the RS on a new forum. Go and get yourself a new hobby you freak.
    [/QUOTE]

    Haha. Jesus. How is that defending them? Are you after a straightener or something?

  5. [QUOTE=”orly, post: 7469174, member: 16002″]
    I’m a bit resigned to it myself too FinnFrandelino. Not sure how we escape with the current squad and if everyone is going to keep picking DCL.
    [/QUOTE]
    I think we need to appoint new manager ASAP. let him buy his CB and hope for the best.

  6. [QUOTE=”TheFinnFan, post: 7469166, member: 7927″]
    I just realised that we will go down
    [/QUOTE]

    I’m a bit resigned to it myself too FinnFrandelino. Not sure how we escape with the current squad and if everyone is going to keep picking DCL.

  7. [QUOTE=”orly, post: 7469152, member: 16002″]
    And even that was drafted for him by a media team with zero input from the man himself
    [/QUOTE]
    I just realised that we will go down

  8. [QUOTE=”TheFinnFan, post: 7467612, member: 7927″]
    It’s sad that only in his last statement he connected with us.
    [/QUOTE]

    And even that was drafted for him by a media team with zero input from the man himself

  9. [QUOTE=”Seathestars, post: 7467360, member: 40160″]
    Nothing against him, he wasn’t right for the job.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’ve nothing personally against the man, don’t blame him, but the board who appointed him in the first place. He don’t have the CV for the job.

  10. [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7468798, member: 52667″]
    Like I said, point scoring over deaths. You’re not arsed about anyone who died like.

    Absolute weapon
    [/QUOTE]

    I didn’t even post it you wall pushing, victim

    First 5 posts defending the RS on a new forum. Go and get yourself a new hobby you freak.

  11. [QUOTE=”Minimeister, post: 7467589, member: 22631″]
    Sorry mate I got you mixed up with someone else! Easily done on here
    [/QUOTE]

    Like I said, point scoring over deaths. You’re not arsed about anyone who died like.

    Absolute weapon

  12. I agree with a lot of what of what has already been said, he was a nice guy I have no problem with him as a guy, he was just out of his depth as a manager. I don’t think he was to blame for the mess we’re in, other than the zonal marking which he eventually got rid of, I think he did his best and was let down by the higher ups. We’ve had different managers, different DOF and slightly different players, which proves that there’s something else going on. My view is his sacking won’t drastically change things, we still have the same morons who have failed to replace Lukaku when they’ve had 2 years to do so. The clowns who failed to get a replacement for Zouma and the clowns who wasted huge amounts of money on average players, Bolaise, Klassen, Sigs, Snides, Keane, Mina, Pickford, Richarlison, Walcott and a variety of other players. Moshiri is in my opinion the man to blame for this mess, nobody has a clue whose making the decisions on players, Brands, Moshiri, the manager or Kenwright.

  13. He is just appreciating the club for giving him the chance to manage a big club in the premier league. He seems like a decent bloke and players love him so obviously a very good man manager our next manager just needs to be ruthless and get the players worrying about being dropped

  14. I don’t doubt Marco Silva is a descent man, neither do I doubt that he gave of his very best. Unfortunately he didn’t have the ability to manage the club successfully. We have had managers in the past who haven’t had the money or opportunity to sign players, Marco did but his recruitment hasn’t been value for money.
    I hoped he would be great, the truth is he wasn’t, on results his sacking is justified. I hold no grudges against him, I hope he goes to Europe and does well but I am more interested in how Duncan Ferguson gets on.

  15. No doubt he worked hard, he wasn’t koeman in that regard he did graft but just couldn’t make it work. A lot of misfortune too but overall too many losses.

  16. I actually think we have enough in attack for a decent coach – it’s the lack of defensive grit that worries me about this depleted squad now.

  17. What a strange and erratic appointment he has been – there were some genuinely great games where Digne, Bernard, Gomez and Richarlison were a joy to watch. Selling Gana really stuffed things though and then not replacing Zouma compounded the problem.

    Seemed a decent man trying to do his best like most of us – sure he has loads of cash but that’s gotta hurt.

    I’d worry that Howe would end up going the same way if he was appointed.

    We are going to have to scrape around for a defender and midfielder in the transfer window.

  18. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7467913, member: 23570″]
    He can try to shift the blame if he wants but he had no answers when it went bad. Saying he couldn’t do it because Lukaku was sold just shows that he relied on players to do it.
    [/QUOTE]
    Every manager loves the long ball. It is just some are too afraid to admit it! If Emery has not been terrified of passes that go further than 10ft he would probably have kept his job and would have qualified for the Champions League last year!

  19. [QUOTE=”JobForTheMoyes, post: 7467908, member: 47334″]
    Top six is the benchmark! He’s also doing well at Holland, rejuvenating the team.

    Ronald points out that was not able to indulge in long ball football when Lukaku was sold. Instead he was forced to keep it on the deck at all times, limiting the tactical approach. He also admits that Everton sign tripe at inflated prices:

    Dutchman Koeman added: “We sold Lukaku for £90m. Our most expensive purchase, the Icelander Gylfi Sigurdsson, cost half.

    “It’s a lot of money, but in England you work in a world of different numbers. Players here all cost a lot more than they are actually worth. That’s how the market works.”
    [/QUOTE]
    He can try to shift the blame if he wants but he had no answers when it went bad. Saying he couldn’t do it because Lukaku was sold just shows that he relied on players to do it.

  20. [QUOTE=”Layne, post: 7467765, member: 11814″]
    Weak biff. Toodles. Show a bit of passion, communicate with your players on the field. Make changes to counter the opposition. Couldn’t give a frig if he’s a sweetheart, he’s a turd manager and was never up to the job.
    [/QUOTE]

    BOOOOOOO!

  21. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7467902, member: 23570″]
    He took them from 8th to the dizzying heights of 6th by replacing Lovren with Van Dijk and then Alderweireld. Consider me unimpressed.
    [/QUOTE]
    In theory he should have had us two places above Spurs then, which in one season would have seen us finish a record -1 in the league!

  22. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7467902, member: 23570″]
    He took them from 8th to the dizzying heights of 6th by replacing Lovren with Van Dijk and then Alderweireld. Consider me unimpressed.
    [/QUOTE]
    Top six is the benchmark! He’s also doing well at Holland, rejuvenating the team.

    Ronald points out that was not able to indulge in long ball football when Lukaku was sold. Instead he was forced to keep it on the deck at all times, limiting the tactical approach. He also admits that Everton sign tripe at inflated prices:

    Dutchman Koeman added: “We sold Lukaku for £90m. Our most expensive purchase, the Icelander Gylfi Sigurdsson, cost half.

    “It’s a lot of money, but in England you work in a world of different numbers. Players here all cost a lot more than they are actually worth. That’s how the market works.”

  23. Best for all concerned he’s gone and wish him all the best, does seem like a genuine fella. Just hope this squad of players are not sly and work I’m fractured groups as our new man is going to be walking into Groundhog Day like every manager since Moyes…

  24. [QUOTE=”anton66, post: 7467347, member: 1855″]
    Players commitment?
    [/QUOTE]
    A sense of humour in a time of adversity.

  25. [QUOTE=”JobForTheMoyes, post: 7467899, member: 47334″]
    Nah, Koeman improved that team and made Poch look like a dummy…. and then he joined us!
    [/QUOTE]
    He took them from 8th to the dizzying heights of 6th by replacing Lovren with Van Dijk and then Alderweireld. Consider me unimpressed.

  26. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7467890, member: 23570″]
    Poch built that team up. Koeman took over when they were already good and got lucky with Van Dijk and Alderweireld being added in while he was in charge.

    It isn’t a fool proof way of working it. But pretending we can get Poch or someone similar to walk in now won’t work either. It requires some creativity.
    [/QUOTE]
    Nah, Koeman improved that team and made Poch look like a dummy…. and then he joined us!

  27. [QUOTE=”MarcelsGoat, post: 7467870, member: 3358″]
    I realise you might not want to watch a vid, the answer was Yakubu.
    [/QUOTE]
    Of course it was

  28. [QUOTE=”Ballly, post: 7467871, member: 49684″]
    It is very challenging isn’t it but isn’t Poch to Spurs the same as Koeman to Everton with both coming from Southampton? Maybe you think Koeman was good enough but wasn’t given time? I know this isn’t a popular opinion on here but I actually think Martinez may have been the one (despite 2 out of 3 poor underwhelming seasons) as he wasn’t afforded the funds the others were and I would’ve liked to have seen him spend what Silva had to spend for example.
    [/QUOTE]
    Poch built that team up. Koeman took over when they were already good and got lucky with Van Dijk and Alderweireld being added in while he was in charge.

    It isn’t a fool proof way of working it. But pretending we can get Poch or someone similar to walk in now won’t work either. It requires some creativity.

  29. [QUOTE=”Daveysgingerlovechild, post: 7467738, member: 23149″]
    A suitably diplomatic exit. I dont think we’ll see Silva making snide jibes like Allardyce did.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah, because he’ll be sunning himself on the Riviera and enjoying his retirement money!

  30. [QUOTE=”LEONARD, post: 7467644, member: 42514″]
    A nice and decent man, but he was reserved and unpassionate to the point of real concern.

    I know hindsight is a wonderful thing, but the warning signs were there from the away defeat to Villa.

    We had the opportunity to be at the head of the Premiership, Silva and the players chickened out.

    It has all been downhill since then, really sad.
    [/QUOTE]
    Funnily enough he looked very animated in his pictures at Sporting Lisbon.

  31. [QUOTE=”Groucho, post: 7467358, member: 11868″]
    I think you’re reading too much into that
    [/QUOTE]
    I don’t think so. Subtlety is the name of the game at this level and in these circumstances.

  32. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7467812, member: 23570″]
    I don’t know the answer. But I think the process should be similar to when you try to find undervalued players. Who out there is doing good things and maybe not having it totally work out so that someone better snaps him up. It’s what Spurs did with Poch initially for example.
    [/QUOTE]

    It is very challenging isn’t it but isn’t Poch to Spurs the same as Koeman to Everton with both coming from Southampton? Maybe you think Koeman was good enough but wasn’t given time? I know this isn’t a popular opinion on here but I actually think Martinez may have been the one (despite 2 out of 3 poor underwhelming seasons) as he wasn’t afforded the funds the others were and I would’ve liked to have seen him spend what Silva had to spend for example.

  33. [QUOTE=”Shab, post: 7467846, member: 27106″]
    Arteta, Jagielka and ???? It was 10 years ago, I cant remember now
    [/QUOTE]

    I realise you might not want to watch a vid, the answer was Yakubu.

  34. [QUOTE=”Shab, post: 7467846, member: 27106″]
    Arteta, Jagielka and ???? It was 10 years ago, I cant remember now
    [/QUOTE]
    [MEDIA=youtube]sCD0Ey8CUX8[/MEDIA]

    I wont give spoilers.

  35. [QUOTE=”sageyefc, post: 7467385, member: 19618″]
    Nice man
    [/QUOTE]
    Indeed, like Martinez but also like Martinez, sadly not good enough for us.

  36. [QUOTE=”MarcelsGoat, post: 7467806, member: 3358″]
    Good luck to the fella, I wish him nothing but good fortune.

    He did everything he could for this club, he was the first in and last out every day.

    He had some of the worst luck ive seen a manager have since Moyes lost his 3 best players before a cup final.

    Good luck Marco, may your watch lead the way in your next job.
    [/QUOTE]

    Arteta, Jagielka and ???? It was 10 years ago, I cant remember now

  37. Good luck to the guy, it’s not his fault that he got picked to do a job that he was wildly unqualified for.

  38. [QUOTE=”Ballly, post: 7467799, member: 49684″]
    I agree with you that he was unlucky for the reasons you outlined……….but the question is…….who is good enough that is attainable? I know the narrative is out there that Mourinho, Poch, Ancelotti and Simeone are the one’s but in all seriousness who is good enough that we can get? That’s four in a row since Moyes that aren’t good enough for most on here so its easy to keep saying this but who is? To be fair to Moshiri, he doesn’t have a crystal ball of who will and wont work out. Modern day Everton are stuck between a rock and a hard place with this hiring of managers lark.
    [/QUOTE]
    I don’t know the answer. But I think the process should be similar to when you try to find undervalued players. Who out there is doing good things and maybe not having it totally work out so that someone better snaps him up. It’s what Spurs did with Poch initially for example.

  39. Good luck to the fella, I wish him nothing but good fortune.

    He did everything he could for this club, he was the first in and last out every day.

    He had some of the worst luck ive seen a manager have since Moyes lost his 3 best players before a cup final.

    Good luck Marco, may your watch lead the way in your next job.

  40. [QUOTE=”TheBigIguana, post: 7467730, member: 23570″]
    [COLOR=rgb(250, 197, 28)]He was never going to be good enough for us[/COLOR]. I worried after last season that the late run was not sustainable because we weren’t any better attacking wise and were living off of clean sheets. Losing Gana killed that plan and the attack didn’t step up enough to compensate.

    That said he’s unlucky to have had it gone this bad. Between the VAR debacles, individual mistakes, mistakes with transfers and just bad luck in some games that we deserved more from he really got a rough hand. I don’t think I’ll end up disliking him the way I did Koeman. Hopefully he goes to Portugal or wherever and bounces back.
    [/QUOTE]

    I agree with you that he was unlucky for the reasons you outlined……….but the question is…….who is good enough that is attainable? I know the narrative is out there that Mourinho, Poch, Ancelotti and Simeone are the one’s but in all seriousness who is good enough that we can get? That’s four in a row since Moyes that aren’t good enough for most on here so its easy to keep saying this but who is? To be fair to Moshiri, he doesn’t have a crystal ball of who will and wont work out. Modern day Everton are stuck between a rock and a hard place with this hiring of managers lark.

  41. Weak biff. Toodles. Show a bit of passion, communicate with your players on the field. Make changes to counter the opposition. Couldn’t give a frig if he’s a sweetheart, he’s a turd manager and was never up to the job.

  42. Good luck Marco, I cant understand how it’s ended like this, with a good run of results at the end of last season I thought we’d be flying this season but it’s ended with another manager gone, a lot of money gone and every Everton fan wondering who next?

  43. A suitably diplomatic exit. I dont think we’ll see Silva making snide jibes like Allardyce did.

  44. He was never going to be good enough for us. I worried after last season that the late run was not sustainable because we weren’t any better attacking wise and were living off of clean sheets. Losing Gana killed that plan and the attack didn’t step up enough to compensate.

    That said he’s unlucky to have had it gone this bad. Between the VAR debacles, individual mistakes, mistakes with transfers and just bad luck in some games that we deserved more from he really got a rough hand. I don’t think I’ll end up disliking him the way I did Koeman. Hopefully he goes to Portugal or wherever and bounces back.

  45. Apparently in the meeting Moshiri was wearing his hurt or heal gloves.

    Sadly for Marco Mosh listened to his hurt one.

  46. A nice and decent man, but he was reserved and unpassionate to the point of real concern.

    I know hindsight is a wonderful thing, but the warning signs were there from the away defeat to Villa.

    We had the opportunity to be at the head of the Premiership, Silva and the players chickened out.

    It has all been downhill since then, really sad.

  47. No hard feelings, but it had to come, we just could not let it carry on. Nobody is bigger than the club and the club must come first.

  48. Fair dos and good luck Marco. Don’t dislike the man at all. Just didn’t do a good job as manager of Everton but its not all on his head, others played their part i.e the players and the board.

  49. No issues at all with Marco, good luck to him, wasnt his fault that Moshiri went all in for him. Yeah he did a poor job, but to was to be expected, now we just have to move on

  50. [QUOTE=”Billysgingham., post: 7467603, member: 50853″]
    The club was ruined long before Silva appeared don’t blame him for everyone else’s faults.
    [/QUOTE]

    This

  51. [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7467341, member: 52667″]
    No one cares Marco, you’ve ruined this club
    [/QUOTE]
    The club was ruined long before Silva appeared don’t blame him for everyone else’s faults.

  52. [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7467569, member: 52667″]
    Never defended that shower of [Poor language removed] in my life.

    Just don’t like using the deaths of others to point score. Grow up..
    [/QUOTE]

    What exactly does ‘identified’ mean?

  53. [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7467341, member: 52667″]
    No one cares Marco, you’ve ruined this club
    [/QUOTE]

    Sorry mate I got you mixed up with someone else! Easily done on here

    [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7403542, member: 52667″]
    Absolutely embarrassing.

    We should really pack it in with all that.
    [/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7403724, member: 52667″]
    I will.

    I hate that shower as much as anyone but it’s embarrassing. Grown men thinking that’s a good shout. It’s small time.
    [/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7403999, member: 52667″]
    I’ve identified as an Everton supporter for the last 33 years.

    And what you’re saying is small time, yet I’ve not done that. Very weird. Point scoring over the [Poor language removed] over the death of people. It’s pathetic lads.
    [/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7405132, member: 52667″]
    I’m not saying brush it under the carpet, I’m saying bringing it up like it was brought up here to score points is crap.
    [/QUOTE]

  54. [QUOTE=”Minimeister, post: 7467399, member: 22631″]
    Oh look, another victim who spends most of his time defending our neighbours, talking shabbite.
    [/QUOTE]

    Never defended that shower of shite in my life.

    Just don’t like using the deaths of others to point score. Grow up..

  55. Glimpses of a good manager in him, but they didn’t appear frequent enough and obviously he has a lot to learn, still.

    I thank him for trying and staying cool with how he was handled. With the league being so tight I think it wasn’t impossible for him to turn it around, but in the end his inconsitency doesn’t guarantee he would’ve. Right decision to sack him in the end, but could’ve been made earlier.

  56. Performed his role with dignity and never disrespected the club in any way.
    He did his best ,it wasn’t good enough sadly.
    But he was undermined by poor recruitment and injuries.
    His run of games at the end of last season showed us what could have been, with a bit more luck and better recruitment from our DoF.
    Wish him well for the future anyway.

  57. Not many managers lose their 3 key midfield players in the first few games. Thing is, you can’t afford to have unlucky managers however good they otherwise are.

  58. I have no hard feelings towards the man, but unfortunately he wasn’t up for the job. Hopefully he’s fine in himself because he looked emotionally drained.

  59. Good luck Marco. I think you did your best. Any vitriol should be directed at the board for hiring you in the first place. Strike 4 for them……..usually 3 strikes is bad isn’t it?

  60. [QUOTE=”AmericasToffee, post: 7467363, member: 50223″]
    People above Marco are the ones ruining Everton.
    [/QUOTE]
    Think it was some of these cowards players who are ruining Everton. But Silva didn’t have what it takes to get into them

  61. [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7467341, member: 52667″]
    No one cares Marco, you’ve ruined this club
    [/QUOTE]

    Oh look, another victim who spends most of his time defending our neighbours, talking shabbite.

  62. [QUOTE=”Charles Hawtrey, post: 7467355, member: 32390″]
    Classy to the end he didnt engage in any mudslinging or excuses.
    [/QUOTE]

    Yep. Seems a good bloke and I have no doubt he worked around the clock and gave it his all. Just wasn’t working and time will tell how much of that was down to him. Good luck Marco.

  63. [QUOTE=”RogerStringpiece1878, post: 7467341, member: 52667″]
    No one cares Marco, you’ve ruined this club
    [/QUOTE]

    People above Marco are the ones ruining Everton.

  64. [QUOTE=”orly, post: 7467329, member: 16002″]
    Brands thanked after Harris.

    Ok.
    [/QUOTE]
    I think you’re reading too much into that

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