David Moyes ready and waiting to make sensational return to Everton if Marco Silva is sacked in wake of damning Merseyside derby defeat
- David Moyes is ready and waiting to replace Marco Silva as Everton manager
- Pressure increased on Silva after a devastating 5-2 Merseyside derby defeat
- Silva could be sacked as early as Thursday morning with decisions being made
David Moyes is waiting in the wings to make a return to Everton as and when Marco Silva’s reign as manager is ended.
The Portuguese looked a broken man on Wednesday night following a 5-2 defeat in the Merseyside derby that prompted a furious reaction from Everton supporters.
Marcel Brands, Everton’s Director of Football, was deep in conversation with Alexander Ryazantsev, major shareholder Farhad Moshiri’s right hand man, and the only question is when Silva’s 18-month tenure comes to an end. An announcement could even happen as early as Thursday morning.
David Moyes ready to return to Everton should the club make the decision to sack Marco Silva
The under-fire boss saw pressure ramped up after a damning 5-2 Merseyside derby defeat
Moyes, who is ready to start work immediately and could bring popular former player Tim Cahill back as part of his coaching staff, had a successful 11-year stint in charge at Goodison Park from March 2002 to May 2013.
Everton have been making plans behind the scenes for a number of weeks following a dreadful run of form that has seen them plunge into the bottom three and has led to confidence draining from the squad.
Mark Hughes was put forward to Moshiri – who has spent £33.4million on compensation to sacked managers in the last four years – as a possible solution but Moyes’s knowledge of the club is likely to prove crucial.
Moyes had a successful 11-year stint in charge at Goodison Park from March 2002 to May 2013
Silva has faced relentless questions about his future during the past month but, for the fifth consecutive press conference, he responded with the same answer when asked whether he could continue.
‘I am not the right person to talk to you about the situation,’ said Silva. ‘I cannot answer to you. Since I joined the club and until the last day I am here I will always be 100 percent professional, giving my best every single day.
‘I understand why the questions are coming. If we are winning all the games, you are not asking them. It is not for me to take those situations. I don’t like to talk after every single match about my future.’
Everton’s defending was dreadful during the first half and Liverpool could have scored more than four in the opening 45 minutes.
Silva changed from a back five to a back four in the 34th minute when he substituted Djbiril Sidibe but he insisted tactics were not to blame.
It was a miserable night for Silva and Everton and he could be sacked as early as Thursday
‘It was a bad game for us, really bad night as well,’ said Silva.
‘They deserved the three points, no doubt and we were not good enough. The way we started the game, the way we conceded the goal, the five goals and the more chances they had.
‘Part of the moments, part of the third goal, after the offensive corner for us. Always they arrive quicker than us. The way we concede the goal was not good enough. We should do better, be more brave and win some challenges.’
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