Crunch Time For Marco Silva As Everton Owner Prepares To Address Shareholders?
Everton certainly didn’t expect this after an expenditure of £325.8million in the past three seasons.
The long-heralded arrival of manager Marco Silva in summer 2018 has so far failed to reap dividends and the Merseyside club sit in a dour 11th in the Premier League table.
Four losses in their last five league games - including to Brighton and Leicester - and a single win in their last eight at that, has left the Toffees in the bottom half of the table; more losses than wins this season and a similar points tally managed under Silva’s much-maligned predecessor Sam Allardyce.
Questions about formation and defensive capabilities - despite the extravagant expenditure - continue to linger around Goodison Park and whether Silva, who has never had a full season in charge of a club in the Premier League, has the cajones to actually match his once-burgeoning reputation as one of the hottest young managers in the game.
Though Silva is still pushed out (at 20/1 betvictor) behind the likes of Claude Puel, David Wagner, and Neil Warnock to be the next EPL manager to leave his post, the Portuguese coach is most certainly feeling the heat and news that Everton majority owner Farhad Moshiri is to attend his first meeting with the club’s since increasing his take is certain to get Silva and his devotees sweating if talk arises of the current situation of the team’s performance.
British-Iranian Moshiri has expanded his ownership to 68.6% stake after a November purchase and is likely to increase this further by July to 77.2%
According to the Liverpool Echo, Moshiri - flanked by chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale and board member Sasha Ryazsantsev - will likely join chairman Bill Kenwright and manager Marco Silva himself in the General Meeting at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Tuesday 8th January at 6pm (GMT.)
Everton next take on Bournemouth at home on Sunday 13th January. A poor result against the under-performing Cherries could well spell the impending klaxon of Silva’s doom.