Tim Cahill has told Sky Sports that Everton manager Marco Silva need to be given time and patience to become a success at Goodison Park.
The Portuguese manager is under fire as The Toffees once again fail to live up to pre-season expectations. Some pundits and fans had predicted the Merseyside outfit to challenge for the top six.
With just six league games to play, Everton sit in a lowly 10th place – behind Sam Allardyce’s finish of ninth. They are a huge 18 points behind sixth-placed Manchester United, but only 15 points above the relegation zone.
Everton legend Cahill has urged Toffees fans to be patient with the former Watford and Hull City manager, who is earning £4million a year (£77,000 a week) according to the Sun after signing a three-year deal.
“Every manager needs time,” Cahill said. “At the moment, Everton have passed through a lot of managers. A lot of players have come in, there have been injuries, and a change of styles and philosophies.
“One of the biggest things is the rotation of players’ positions. He protects his players, he relies on them but also I think he needs more out of them.”
Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce and David Unsworth all took control of Everton last season. Three managers in one season is unsustainable, and Cahill is right.
Everton fans have to get behind Silva. They must realise that it is a process. It may not click in the first season, but Everton hired him for a reason.
Give him another season and if there are no signs of improvement come the end of the 2019-20 season, then sack him.