Everton’s Marco Silva Even-Money Favorite to Be Next Premier League Manager Sacked

Marco Silvas is uenduring a worrying tome as Everton manager
Portuguese coach Marco Silva is coming under increasing pressure at Everton after a miserable run of four straight EPL defeats whch has plunged the team into the relegation zone. Photo from @Everton Official(Twitter).
  • Team has suffered four straight EPL defeats
  • Big summer spending spree has failed to work out
  • Portuguese boss in charge since May, 2018

Everton have suffered four straight defeats in England’s Premier League and the future is looking increasingly precarious for coach Marco Silva.

The team is in the unfamiliar territory of the bottom three relegation zone while the second international break of the season – currently taking place – is often seen as a good time to sack failing managers.

It has placed Portuguese Silva at the top of Bovada’s list of EPL bosses under threat at an even-money price to be sacked or to leave their post.

EPL Next Manager to Depart Odds

Manager Odds at Bovada
Marco Silva EVEN
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer +250
Mauricio Pochettino +400
Ralph Hassenhutl +1200
Steve Bruce +1600
Quique Sanchez Flores +2000
Daniel Farke +3300
Dean Smith +3300
Graham Potter +3300
Manuel Pellegrini +3300
Roy Hodgson +3300
Nuno Espirito Santo +4000
Sean Dyche +4000
Unai Emery +4000
Chris Wilder +5000
Frank Lampard +5000
Eddie Howe +6600
Brendan Rodgers +10000
Jurgen Klopp +15000
Pep Guardiola +15000

*Odds taken at 2019/10/08

He is followed by Manchester United’s struggling Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at +250 and Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino at +400.

Only Two League Wins This Season

Despite a summer spending spree of $200 million, Everton have won only twice all season.

With Manchester United making it known that they plan to stand by Solskjaer and Tottenham only four months on from an appearance in the Champions League final, Silva is correctly identified by the analysts as the coach most at risk in the EPL.

However, Solskjaer faces a crunch fixture in United’s next match at home against runaway leaders and fierce rivals Liverpool. A heavy defeat would put him under severe pressure when they play on Sunday, October 20, at Old Trafford, at 11:30 am EST

Bottom club Watford have already changed their coach this season – sacking Javi Gracia and replacing him with former boss Quique Sanchez Flores.

There are no doubts, either, about the future of second-from-bottom Norwich City’s boss Daniel Farke after he led them to the Championship title last May.

Silva was put in charge at Goodison Park in May, 2018.

Only two teams have scored fewer than Everton’s six goals this season – Watford and Newcastle.

He was jeered by supporters following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Burnley.

Only two teams have scored fewer than Everton’s six goals this season – Watford and Newcastle.

Only four teams have conceded more than their 13 goals.

The pre-season spending spree included the signing of forwards Alex Iwobi from Arsenal for $45 million and Moise Kean from Juventus for $40 million.

But the team has been adversely affected by the departure of defensive midfielder Idrissa Gueye to Paris Saint-Germain and the return of loanee defender Kurt Zouma to Chelsea.

No Trophy Since 1995

The wealthy Everton owner Farad Moshiri identified Silva last year as the man who could bring the club its first trophy since 1995.

However, the boardroom will surely be forced to act if the current run of defeats continues.

The club’s next fixture is at home against West Ham United who are in eighth place and have the fourth-best away record in the EPL with one win and three draws.

The game could decide Silva’s fate – if the club don’t decide to act during the current international break.

Moshiri bought his major stake in Everton in March, 2016. The coach at the time, Roberto Martinez was fired inside two months.

The previous permanent boss, Ronald Koeman, lasted only from June, 2016 until October, 2017.

Moshiri bought his major stake in Everton in March, 2016. The coach at the time, Roberto Martinez was fired inside two months.

After spending $245 million in the summer of 2017, Koeman’s side fell into the relegation zone following a 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal on October 22. He was fired the next day.

Silva’s situation is now becoming remarkably similar.

Moshiri also chose not to leave Sam Allardyce in charge after he had been brought in on a temporary contract and steered the club to an eighth-place finish following Koeman’s axeing in 2017-18.

Allowed Time Last Season

Silva was allowed time to steer the club out of trouble last season.

During a four-month period in 2018-19, Everton won just five of 18 EPL matches and was eliminated from the FA Cup by Championship side Millwall.

Everton then won five of their last eight games for an eighth-placed finish.

That prompted optimism for this season. Ironically, it could be that optimism which costs Silva his job if he fails to live up to the hope he built towards the end of last season.

Pick: Marco Silva (EVEN)

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