This sums him up for me,tactically limited managers get found out quickly in the Prem.Still playing a system that last season relied heavily on Gueye.He'd have to do a lot to win me around, I've virtually given up on him. It's not about the results mostly even with an easy fixture list I didn't expect Everton to win all of them all though it was achievable if we turned up it's more about being so far up yourself you stick with the same formation and way of playing when it's lost you the last 3 games and then has the cheek to do it against Burnley hoping it will magically change. It is a good point about Moshiri wanting success ASAP while you would have thought Brands being brought in to try the Ajax method of blooding youngsters which doesn't guarantee success but it can get you very close if you have the right group.
Thanks Bri.Excellent piece encapsulating our problems.
Sometimes I don't even know where to begin to try and make some sense of this continuous cycle of raised hope followed by disappointment and dejection.
I can only summarise what I have said already;
1) I don't think Silva will survive much longer, win or lose on Saturday. It's the inability to address fundamental issues - continuing poor away form and an inability to recover points from a losing situation that will cost him as much as this current horror run.
2) Given that is likely to be the case, the responsibility of searching for and choosing a new manager should fall entirely on Brands. Moshiri's "methods" in this instance have been clearly shown to fail.
We might expect Brands to be able to bring in a manager more tailor-made to suit our present circumstances, rather than a hopeful punt on landing the "next big thing." We don't have the luxury of taking a gamble like that after a succession of failed appointments. The stakes are simply too high and we cannot sustain continued failure and stagnation.
3) We won't find the ideal candidate and managers in the elite group will not give us the time of day. If possible, I would like to see someone as experienced as possible brought in, with a degree of character and personality big enough to manage inflated expectations at this club and get more from under-performing players.
4) Like it or not, we need to be active in January, with or without a new manager, for a CB/Striker. I would think it's imperative for any new manager coing in to know that there will be funds avalable in January, given the pressure he would be under from the off and the short-termism that has clearly taken hold.
The preface :Back page of the Telegraph Sport today.
In tomorrow's Sport section.
Story of the Blues
How Everton - one of England's grandest clubs - became a byword for chaos.