Everton’s form has been patchy at best this season in Marco Silva’s first campaign as the club’s manager.
The Toffees sit ninth in the Premier League but have struggled to find any real consistency throughout 2018/19.
The Portuguese coach has previous in the Premier League having managed Hull City and Watford; although the Everton gig comes with a different level of expectation.
Silva’s side were defeated 3-1 at home by Wolves at the weekend to make it just four wins in the last 14 matches in all competitions.
Everton were also knocked out of the cup to lowly Championship outfit Millwall, leaving Silva with plenty of work to do.
The Toffees boss has been defended by BBC pundit Ian Wright.
Speaking on BBC 5 Live Sport, he said: “You know that we are talking about a coach who was pursued for two years to get to this point and I know that they brought in a new director of football, so you have to give them time to get it going.”
The former Arsenal striker didn’t completely make Silva immune to criticism; citing that there is still work to be done at Goodison Park.
He continued: “For me, defensively, there is not enough work being done.
“Yes, they do need a striker who can score goals, but even if they had a striker who could score goals at the moment, when you look at the individual mistakes and how easy it is to get through them. There seems to be a lot more work to be done.”
Work to do
The Arsenal legend does have a point.
Everton have chopped and changed managers far too frequently in recent years and that needs to stop.
Silva clearly has work to do but the Toffees are currently in the top half of the division; just five points away from Wolves in seventh – so all is not lost.
The Toffees are a club that gave David Moyes several years to get things right.
Silva can prove to be a decent coach but he simply needs more time to get his own ideas across to the players.
Several new recruits were added in the summer and that coupled with Silva’s new methods is bound to create a period of transition.
Everton need to keep the faith in Silva.