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Everton sack manager Marco Silva after 18 months in charge

Marco-Silva

Everton have announced the sacking of  manager Marco Silva, following the Everton’s 5-2 defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night, the club have confirmed.

The Merseyside outfit looked to have turned a corner after a poor start to the season, following up a creditable draw with Tottenham with victory at Southampton prior to the international break.

Silva, who took charge in May 2018, won 24 and lost 24 of his 60 games.

Since joining back in 2018, Silva has averaged just 1.28 points per game, which is the lowest tally of any manager at Everton since Walter Smith, who left the club in 2002.

Silva was sacked on Thursday afternoon, with the former Hull and Watford boss Silva leaving his post just less than 18 months after his appointment in May 2018.

A short ​statement from the club thanked Silva for his service, while confirming that coach and club legend Duncan Ferguson will take temporary charge of the first team for the game against ​Chelsea on Sunday.

Silva manage to secure eighth-placed finish in his first campaign, but they have gone backwards since the summer, despite heavy spending, and are now sat in 18th following the defeat at Anfield.

The club also confirmed that they will now undergo a recruitment process to determine who steps in as their fourth permanent manager in less than four years.

Rumours have suggested former manager David Moyes could be brought back in as manager.

Moyes spent 11 years as Everton manager, and his return has been seen by fans as a retrograde step given his lack of success since leaving for Manchester United in 2013.

He was sacked at United and Real Socieded and was in charge of Sunderland when they were relegated from the Premier League before having a short spell at West Ham.