When a team spends a massive amount in the transfer market, they expect to at least be challenging for a European place. Everton have done just that, and they have big dreams for the future, but will it be with Marco Silva in charge?
Everton don’t just want Europa League football again. They want the Premier League trophy to be paraded around the new stadium they are building and within ten years. Recent seasons have seen the club spend big in the transfer window but with little success and with three managers.
Ronald Koeman had a nightmare start last season and Sam Allardyce bored his way to safety. It was Watford boss Marco Silva that they really wanted in charge and the summer of 2018 saw that happen.
More money was spent in the transfer market but the two items they can’t seem to buy are away form and consistency. Just two away league wins all season at Leicester and Burnley and only once have they won two league games in a row. Everton are down in 11th place and the weekend saw them lose 3-2 at Championship side Millwall, ending their FA Cup hopes.
For most of the season, Everton have been a top seven side, but recent weeks have seen them hit a bad patch. Four of their last six league and cup games have been lost but just look at who they have been losing to.
Aside from the FA Cup loss, they have been beaten by Brighton, Leicester City and Southampton, none of whom are in the top half of the Premier League. Their two wins this year have been over League Two leaders Lincoln City and out-0f-form Bournemouth.
Everton have big dreams and Silva isn’t delivering, he’s 7/2 at SkyBet on being the next Premier League boss to leave his club.