Seamus Coleman

Coleman insists Marco Silva needs ‘time’ at Everton

Seamus Coleman has insisted that Everton need to give Marco Silva time to implement his own style and sign his own players, after what has been a difficult debut season at Goodison Park.

There were high hopes on the blue half of Merseyside coming into the 2018/19 season after the club finally landed long-time target Marco Silva, who replaced the unpopular figure of Sam Allardyce as manager in the summer.

While the ambition of the Everton board and fans alike is to try and break into the top six, Silva’s first season at the club certainly hasn’t lived up to the hype, with the Toffees currently sitting 10th in the Premier League behind the likes of Wolves and Watford, 19 points off the top six, while also being dumped out of the Carabao Cup and FA Cup in the third and fourth rounds respectively.

The clubs run of form since the last minute Merseyside derby defeat back in early December has been disappointing, to say the least (three wins in 13 games) and has seen some sections of the Goodison Park faithful questioning Silva’s credential’s to take the Blues forward.

However, having comfortably beaten Cardiff 3-0 before earning a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Liverpool on Sunday in their last two outings, Everton captain Seamus Coleman has said the club’s board should give the Portuguese time to get the ‘balance right’.

“You can’t just keep chopping and changing managers, it doesn’t work,” Coleman told talkSPORT.

“I know in today’s business that’s what people want after four or five bad results, but you’ve got to give people time to get their own players in and implement their own style of play.

“There will be good times and bad times. It’s going to take a season or a season-and-a-half for managers nowadays to get their own balance right.

“I think there’s far too much hiring and firing in the Premier League at the minute, but I know it’s a money game.”

Silva is the Blues’ fourth permanent manager in the five-and-a-half years since David Moyes left the club for Manchester United back in 2013.

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