Marco Silva not losing sleep over Everton future
Everton manager Marco Silva says he is not losing sleep.
With some Everton fans calling for his sacking following last Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Norwich, silva’s side are 16th in the Premier League.
Director of football Marcel Brands says everyone at the club”should adhere together”.
“Of course I sleep,” explained Silva. “If you devote your max every day, why do you not sleep?”
Everton go two points above the relegation zone, with their three league games against teams at the top four, heading to Leicester on Liverpool and also Sunday Wednesday before hosting Chelsea the subsequent Saturday.
Silva said he had not yet been given an ultimatum by Brands before the trip to the King Power Stadium and would not be diverted by the intense talk over his future.
“I do not waste my time thinking about that. Not one second,” he said. “My attention is on what I could control.”
There were suggestions that Silva has only kept his job because of a lack of alternatives and a difference of opinion between majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and also chairman Bill Kenwright.
After staying silent throughout a turbulent couple of days, Brands gave an interview to Everton’s club media, released less than half of an hour before Silva media conference.
“Obviously, we all understand in game, as always, you need to perform – that is me, the manager, the gamers, for everybody,” Brands said.
“It’s also important, following a year or two of instability, to stay together in this circumstance. It is essential that everybody has the feeling that we can turn this round to better results.”
Some are not convinced the situation round cans turn.
On Monday, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said he might see a scenario where Everton were on their current tally of 14 points on the Day of New Year – losing their second seven Premier League games.
“I really don’t have the capacity to look five, six or seven matches to the near future,” said Silva.
“Nothing is easy in soccer. If you start losing attention and squandering energy by considering Anfield, Chelsea and Manchester United, then you are not focusing on the most essential thing, which is Leicester.”
Everton’s trip to Leicester is not made easier by the knowledge Morgan Schneiderlin, Fabian Delph, Seamus Coleman and Theo Walcott are all likely to miss out through injury.
Brands did affirm striker Richarlison – who has scored just three league goals this year – would be close to agreeing a contract.
Silva will not find it easy to have Everton’s fans back onside, judging from the boos he endured last weekend.
“I share their frustration,” Silva said. “As a manager, you constantly have to honor the reaction of your own supporters.
“Is it feasible things can alter? I’m not 100% confident. I’m not the person to ask.
“What I can do, it’s my job and responsibility for a supervisor, will be to work very hard, as I did because the first day I joined the club; try to find the ideal benefits and keep improving our soccer.”
Silva was endorsed with nearly #90m of signings and the Toffees completed eighth last year.
However, after spending over 100m on new players in the summer Everton have won only four league matches this year.