The managerial troubles at Everton could come to a head tonight as Marco Silva attempts to stop the slump against red-hot rivals Liverpool at Anfield. Should Jurgen Klopp’s men deal out a thrashing, then the pressure on the Portuguese boss will undoubtedly reach its all-time high.
One of the key reasons why Everton have seemingly not given Silva the shove just yet is a lack of viable options to replace him.
But it seems that Farhad Moshiri’s dream project might soon become available.
As reported by MARCA, and relayed by Sport Witness, Atletico Madrid are starting to consider the future of their boss Diego Simeone.
Los Colchoneros are currently sixth in La Liga after winning just one of their last five games in the league. They are also in danger of not qualifying from their Champions League group after back-to-back defeats against Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus. A win against Lokomotiv Moscow could now be neccessary to advance later this month.
But it appears Simeone’s stock is falling at the club, with MARCA suggesting a potential ‘divorce on the horizon’ after nearly eight years in the capital.
With that in mind, it is important to remember that Simeone was reportedly Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri’s number-one choice to become Everton manager.
As reported by Sky Sports in November 2017, Everton’s majority shareholder had a dream that involved appointing the Atletico Madrid manager. It always seemed like a massive long-shot. Not only because Simeone is on a reported €22 million (£18.75 million) per year salary, according to Football Espana, but because the Argentine is a La Liga winner who regularly operates in the Champions League.
In the end, it did prove far too ambitious and Silva became the new Everton boss. But should Simeone lose his job at the Wanda Metropolitano, it will be interesting to see if Everton do come knocking.