Everton manager Marco Silva remains confident he can turn around the club’s fortunes despite conflicting reports that his dismissal is imminent.
The Merseyside club woes reached a new low following their dismal home defeat to Norwich this weekend, the club languishing in the bottom half following a dismal start to the new season.
The club’s performances have caused major concern amongst the Everton fanbase in recent weeks with a toxic atmosphere having emerged at Goodison Park, the home crowd seemingly having lost all faith in Silva’s ability to take the club forward.
According to the Mirror, Silva’s fate has already been sealed and he will be sacked in the coming days, with former Blues boss David Moyes being lined up to return to steady the ship and steer the club away from relegation troubles.
By contrast, the Liverpool Echo claim he is staying for now though talks have been held amongst the club’s hierarchy about Silva’s future and there is an acceptance that results must change quickly.
Silva was jeered by the home crowd during the defeat to Norwich, but remains confident he is the right man to revive the club’s fortunes.
Asked if he can turn around the opinions of those that jeered, Silva said: “I believe I can. I believe in the work and our players and I believe in our fans as well. It is a normal reaction from the fans.
“I am here to do my best every day, to get the right result, and of course if you get the right results then you can repair things. This is the main thing about football, it is everything about results, and when we don’t achieve, normally they look for the person at the top and that is the manager.”
Worryingly for Silva, or indeed his replacement, Everton’s next four fixtures are against Leicester, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.