Everton defender Lucas Digne has backed his manager Marco Silva to come through a sticky period, according to the Liverpool Echo.
It’s clear that the Frenchman is a big fan of his boss at Goodison Park and has said he has everything in his skillset to become one of the best manager’s in the world.
He said: “He helps me a lot, he gives me advice. He reads the game really well. Some coaches can give advice during the game that you feel is not the solution but, Marco, when he gives you advice you think: ‘Ah, yeah, this is true’.
“He is one of the best coaches I’ve had and I am sure he can be one of the best in the world. We saw against West Ham the mentality was totally different and we played very fast, with intensity, we won every challenge and we didn’t concede chances or nothing.”
TBR’s View – Coming through Everton struggles would take Silva’s reputation to the next level
At the moment, Silva’s reputation in English football consists of him inspiring early improvement in sides but not lasting through the tough times.
If he were to leave Everton before the end of this season without inspiring improvement in their fortunes, his reputation would remain around that level.
But if he were to get Everton out of the rut and into the European places, it would take his standing to a new level, in line with how highly Digne rates him.