Marco Silva is considering taking Everton away on a warm-weather break to help turn their form around, according to the Liverpool Echo.
They report that because Everton don’t have an FA Cup game this weekend or a Premier League match the weekend after, the opportunity is there for Silva to get his side on a trip away.
Everton’s poor form continued on Saturday with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Silva’s former club Watford but they now have a period of time where they can get their act together.
Silva said: “I will give some rest to the players. We will give some days to our players and they come back to Finch Farm and then let’s see what I decide to do in the second week before the Cardiff match.”
The 3-2 FA Cup exit at the hands of Millwall ended Everton’s pursuit of silverware for another season, but it has also granted Silva the opportunity to get his players to work on their form and fitness ahead of the final months of the campaign.
And those months will be crucial if Silva is to turn his Goodison Park reign around and convince those who matter at the club that he is the right man to oversee long-term progress at the club.
A warm-weather break may not go down well in some quarters but if that’s what it takes for Everton’s players to get the smiles back on their faces, then so be it.