Everton manager Marco Silva seems set for the long haul at the Premier League side. He is the latest manager being brandished at the Merseyside and reportedly ready to be the steady hands through the impending upheavals this summer.

Ronald Koeman joined in the summer of 2016 highly recommended following his work at Southampton. He started well but after poor transfer signings without commensurate results, the Dutchman was axed last October. Firefighting expert Sam Allardyce was ushered in to help until the end of the season. Everton owner Farhad Moshiri then employed Marco Silva to join hands with new director of football Marcel Brands in a modern European club management structure.

The partnership between Brands and Silva is expected to do better than the forced marriage between former director of football Steve Walsh and Koeman. Walsh arrived from Leicester following their successful season in the Premier League and Koeman was the star boy from St Mary’s. Both had to exit so Everton could re-boot.

Moshiri reportedly approached Brands back in 2016 but he could not leave PSV then so Walsh was the man the Toffees turned to. Brands is finally at the helms with a strong focus on youth, coaching, tactics and constant attacking football. Allardyce was barely the right fit for the role Everton are supposedly headed so it was natural that he made way.
Silva has Premier League experience with Hull City and Watford. He did well with City in the short time he spent there even though he could not help them retain their status. He started well at Watford before the Everton approach that affected him. Watford warned Everton off and as the season started to sink, the Hornets fired Silva.

For now, Silva is best remembered for his three excellent seasons at Estoril, helping them win promotion to the Primera Liga and then to the Europa League two times in a row. He was also at Sporting Lisbon, where he won the league title in 2015 before he was fired for niggling issues. He moved to Greece and won the league with Olympiakos before his move to England. He is hoping the marriage with Everton will work so he can prove himself at a high level and redeem his image as one of the brightest and experienced young managers in the game.