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Everton sack manager Marco Silva following humiliation in the Merseyside derby

Everton have sacked Marco Silva with the club sitting in the relegation zone after 15 games.

The Toffees lost to bitter rivals Liverpool on Wednesday night in an embarrassing 5-2 defeat at Anfield — their ninth defeat of the league campaign.

The loss leaves Everton, who haven’t been relegated since 1951, in 18th and fighting for their Premier League status.


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The Portuguese boss — who’s also managed Hull and Watford in a whirlwind three years in England — has been with the Toffees for 18 months but has struggled to achieve anything better than his predecessors, with many supporters believing the club have gone backwards under his charge.

Pressure has also been mounting this term following a summer spending spree that has failed to see the club produce results, with Silva’s total outlay on Merseyside an eye-watering £220million.

Recent big-money signings such as Alex Iwobi and Italian youngster Moise Kean have failed to capture the imagination, while midfielders Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes face lengthy periods on the sidelines through injury.

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Early reports have suggested David Moyes could take the reins at the troubled club.

Moyes spent 11 seasons at Goodison Park and led the club into the Champions League qualifiers, but left for the bright lights of Man United in 2013 — where he was sacked 10 months later.

The Scot’s last job was at West Ham, guiding them to a 13th-place finish at the end of the 2017/18 season having taken over when they firmly in the relegation places.

Marcelo Gallardo, Eddie Howe and Rafael Benitez are also in contention, but the Scot is 1/4 with most bookmakers to take the job he left six years ago.

Whoever takes the reins will a have their work cut out, as the Toffees’ next three Prem fixtures are against Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal.


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