Everton statement in full as Marco Silva sacked - Duncan Ferguson takes interim charge



Posted Friday, December 06, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk

Everton statement in full as Marco Silva sacked - Duncan Ferguson takes interim charge

Marco Silva has been axed by Everton following the 5-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield which leaves the Toffees in the Premier League relegation zone

Everton have sacked Marco Silva - and confirmed Duncan Ferguson as their caretaker manager.

Silva has been axed after a disappointing 18-month spell in charge at Goodison Park.

He was given the boot in the wake of Wednesday’s Merseyside derby thrashing at Liverpool.

Former Toffees striker Ferguson will be in the dugout for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.

A statement read: “Everton Football Club can confirm that manager Marco Silva has left the Club.

"Majority Shareholder Farhad Moshiri, Chairman Bill Kenwright and the Board of Directors would like to thank Marco for his service over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future.

"Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the first team and will manage the side for the game against Chelsea on Saturday.

"The Club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.”

Former Everton boss David Moyes could seal a sensational return to Goodison Park. He is the bookies' favourite to take charge on a permanent basis.

Moyes has been out of work since leaving West Ham at the end of the 2017/18 campaign. The Scot enjoyed a successful 11-year stint at Everton before leaving to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Everton statement in full as Marco Silva sacked - Duncan Ferguson takes interim charge
Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of Everton (Image: PA)

A gruelling fixture list awaits Ferguson and Silva's eventual successor.

A trip to Old Trafford follows the Chelsea clash before the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Leicester City. Arsenal are the visitors to Goodison Park in the final game before Christmas.

Silva's final game in charge of Everton was a miserable experience as Liverpool dished out a mauling.

A Divock Origi brace plus goals from Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum did the damage. Michael Keane and Richarlison were on target for the Toffees.

Everton statement in full as Marco Silva sacked - Duncan Ferguson takes interim charge
David Moyes' last job was with West Ham and now he wants to return to Everton (Image: GETTY)

Speaking after the Liverpool defeat, Silva said: ""It was a tough night for us. We knew before the match it would be tough for us, we had to be competitive. We conceded two quick goals and that was really tough for us. We knew what they would try to do, we knew everything, we cannot concede goals in that way at the level we are.

"Our two defenders were in a good position but again, Origi scores. It is impossible, we have to track these players. It does not make sense, we did not plan that way.

"It is really tough for us to be in the relegation zone but if you are there you are making the same mistakes. I'm not here to talk about the fight of the players, our opponent was more brave than us. We should do better of course, we were not good enough."



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