At the time of writing, Marco Silva is still the Everton manager, but it feels like only a matter of time before the board conclude that this can go on no longer.
“They’re in a situation where they have to change their manager – they’re in the bottom three,” said Jamie Carragher on the Totally Football Show this week.
But have their performances actually been as bad as their results suggest?
“I know you look at things like expected goals sometimes on this show, which we do on Monday Night Football too. But if you look at a lot of the numbers for Everton, they’re not for a team in the bottom three.
“They haven’t got a goalscorer and their goalkeeper lets them down at times. There was a stat on Twitter that Jordan Pickford had conceded five goals from five shots on target at Anfield – he’s not making saves.”
So who should come in next? The rumours indicate that a return for David Moyes is on the cards, but it doesn’t sound like that would be a popular move among their fans.
“I’ve had this discussion with a lot of Everton fans, and they’re so against David Moyes coming back. So against it you wouldn’t believe. I thought that considering the job he did there before, which I thought was miraculous at the time with the financial constraints.
“But I don’t think they have any option now. They’ve been in this situation before 12-18 months ago when they brought Big Sam in. You almost need someone to come in and do a Sam Allardyce type of job really, in terms of just keeping them up.
“What do they do then? If Moyes comes in and keeps them up but the fans don’t want him, what do they do then? Do they go for another manager, do they keep Moyes?
“Everton isn’t an easy club to run or manage, because how are they ever going to be where the fans want them to be? Which is in the top four or competing with Liverpool. They’re basically one of those clubs that has been left behind, and unless they get a Manchester City-type ownership, they’re never going to get back to where the supporters maybe feel they should be.”
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