Michael Keane has emphasised the importance of stability at Everton amid uncertainty over the future of Marco Silva, as reported by the Times, Monday 11 February, The Game, Page 7.
Keane’s footballing upbringing come at two clubs where there is a desire to keep managers in the job for a prolonged period of time.
He came through the ranks at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson’s prolonged reign and was then a victim of their more recent chopping and changing when he was sold to Burnley under Louis van Gaal.
And at Turf Moor, he played under Sean Dyche, who was retained by the Clarets when they got relegated back in 2014-15 and rewarded the club’s faith in him with an instant promotion back to the Premier League.
After Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Silva’s former club Watford, Keane said: “We’ve got 100 per cent belief that we will turn the corner. We believe in what we’re doing. Stability is important; the routine becomes more entrenched, players and staff get to know each other and as that unity takes root, you grow as a team.”
That indicates that the players remain behind Silva despite an awful run of form since the Merseyside derby and can get their act together before they face Cardiff in the closing days of February in their next game.
Keane’s footballing experiences have extolled the virtues of patience and stability and he indicates he hopes Everton share those values.