Marco Silva has acknowledged that his Everton future is under threat in the wake of Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat against Wolves, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
The Toffees put in a lifeless performance at Goodison Park, barely laying a glove on their visitors and failing to build on the confidence generated by a crucial 1-0 away win against Huddersfield in midweek.
When Silva was asked about whether the buck stops with him for such a display, he said: “Of course, I understand that. I am not here to find excuses or whine about something, of course there will be questions about me.
“When everything goes well, they say good things about the manager and when something is wrong it is normal as well the manager gets pressure.”
December’s Merseyside derby was the turning point for Silva’s Goodison reign. His side went into that match confident in their new expansive style and held their own at Anfield deep into stoppage time.
But Divock Origi’s late winner – coming in the manner that it did – appears to have derailed Silva’s side and their performances have been awful thereafter.
Silva needs to prove he can engineer long-term improvement at a Premier League club – he hasn’t completed a whole season in a job in England yet – but he also needs to be given that opportunity.
Everton’s relatively new riches has meant that short-termism has entered their thinking but what they need is stability – and Silva is their best hope of that right now.