Everton finally put boss Marco Silva out of his misery yesterday, sacking him after 18 months in charge.
The Blues will now begin the process to appoint a new manager with the Toffees currently in the bottom three of the Premier League.
Silva added several new players to his ranks during the summer but ultimately results haven’t been good enough.
Having done mediocre work with Hull and Watford, Silva could now be forced to revive his managerial career on the continent.
Everton undoubtedly made the right call in sacking the Portuguese boss. Some supporters feel he was actually given longer than he should have been.
It would seem one player who will be sad to see the back of Silva is young Everton hopeful, Anthony Gordon.
The 18-year-old made his debut in the Europa League two years ago but Silva has included him in his matchday squads recently.
He is yet to make his Premier League debut but does seem to be edging closer to doing so.
Following Silva’s dismissal he posted an emotional message to his former boss on Twitter:
Thanks for all the opportunities and advice you have given me, good luck boss ?? pic.twitter.com/VjBDTEL6zj
— Anthony Gordon (@anthonygordon59) December 5, 2019
Gordon looks like being the next cab off the rank in terms of academy talents to make an impression on the first-team.
As much as the Everton hierarchy will obviously want success, they won’t want that to come at the expense of the club’s long-standing principals.
The youth academy at Everton is one of the best in the country and Gordon is just one of many talented players currently coming through.
It will be interesting to see who the Toffees appoint as Silva’s successor. It will be equally intriguing to see if the new man keeps a place in his squad for Gordon.