Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce has given his view on his successor Marco Silva on the back of Saturday’s 3-2 defeat against Brighton.
On TalkSport, Allardyce was asked if Silva is still the right man to lead the Toffees and shared his experience of working at the club and vision for their future.
He said: “Who do you get if Marco Silva goes? They tried and failed to sign Marco Silva and then they came for me. Marco Silva was always going to arrive. When I got that job I thought I was going to keep it for a long period. That didn’t happen. Now I believe Silva was hanging in the background, I truly believe that now.
“If he’s the right man, only time will tell. I come and go a short-term deal, and I go. Where do you go if you don’t get that stability? It’s going to be hard to bring success to Everton without stability. Everybody talks about the football they play. When Roberto (Martinez)’s football didn’t win matches, they didn’t love Roberto.”
TBR’s View – Allardyce clearly remains bitter about Everton departure
Silva needs to improve Everton’s away form and consistency in order to keep his job. He showed enough at the end of last season to suggest he can do exactly that.
Allardyce showed nothing of the sort in terms of performance level and style of play to suggest he was a long-term Everton manager who could create a team worth watching.
He clearly remains bitter about his dismissal, but he flunked another big job, just like Newcastle and England. Even if Silva doesn’t prove the right man, that doesn’t mean Allardyce ever was.