Marco Silva says he pays no attention to reports linking him with the sack, with the pressure continuing to mount on the Everton boss following the club’s poor start to the season.
Last weekend’s dismal home defeat to relegation-threatened Norwich City further increased the toxic atmosphere surrounding the Merseyside club at present, though Silva insists he remains unconcerned by speculation linking him with an Everton exit.
Speaking on the sack rumours at his pre-match press conference, Silva said: “I don’t waste my time, I don’t waste my focus thinking about that situation.
“My focus is always on my players and what I can control. The next match is always what is on my mind and analysing, of course, why we didn’t perform and we didn’t achieve the result we wanted and needed. Nothing more, I don’t lose one minute thinking about this situation.
“I didn’t see everything (speculation about his future). Like you expect, I didn’t read at all. Of course I have the feedback from the people who are working with me and the media people as well, but not everything.
“It’s not part of my day to read or see what’s happened. I try to put all my energy into the team and things that can help me and my players at the club to perform and to improve.
“I know something about the rumours but they’re not in my daily routine”
Everton face a daunting trip to face high-flying Leicester City this weekend, the club travelling to the King Power Stadium on Sunday to face the Foxes who are currently on a run of six consecutive Premier League victories.