Kevin Campbell has told TalkSPORT that he believes AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe would be the perfect manager to lead Everton forward, if Marco Silva is sacked in the near future.
The Daily Mirror claimed that Silva’s sacking is ‘inevitable’ and that his ‘fate is sealed’, after a dismal performance against struggling Norwich City on Saturday. Despite boasting home advantage, Everton were comfortably beaten 2-0 by the Canaries.
Silva has not been sacked as of Monday (midday), but the chances are that he could leave. Everton sit in 15th place, having won just four of their 13 league games and are only four points above the drop. Indeed, they have a tough run coming up.
Their next five games are Leicester (A), Liverpool (A), Chelsea (H), Manchester United (A) and then Arsenal (H). Campbell believes a change needs to be made now, and has urged the club to choose 41-year-old Howe – who is a Toffees fan (Echo).
“I like the look of Eddie Howe – I really do,” Campbell said. “He has done a fantastic job at Bournemouth, and he is a young manager. I think he would get the best out of this Everton squad.”
TBR’s view – Silva needs to go, but are there other options than Howe?
It is certainly time that Silva leaves. The Portuguese manager boasts a worst record than Ronald Koeman, despite spending a lot of money in the time he has been at Goodison Park. It will be a surprise if he is not sacked in the next three days.
Howe is an excellent choice – especially given his affiliation to Everton. But David Moyes on a deal until the end of the season with a view to more would be even better, given his previous 11 years as manager of the clun.
The best choice, though, could be Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta who captained the Toffees for years. He is working under Pep Guardiola at The Etihad.