Marco Silva will be given more time as Everton boss, but can’t continue in his current run of form forever, according to The Athletic journalist Greg O’Keeffe.
The Toffees are currently languishing in 14th in the Premier League table after losing three of their opening six matches this term, including a 2-0 defeat at the hands of newly-promoted Sheffield United at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.
And O’Keeffe has been quick to outline the state of play for the Portuguese manager.
Writing in a Q&A for the Athletic, when asked how much more time Silva could expect to be given, he said: “Longer than this but not infinitely long.”
Should Silva be given the shove?
Honestly, things aren’t looking too good for him at the moment.
Seven points from six games isn’t the worst record in the world, but there were genuine ambitions of a top-six finish on Merseyside this season, and already that looks as if it could be a stretch.
When you look at the sides who you would expect to be around and about the Toffees, you could probably argue that Leicester City and West Ham look streets ahead of them at this current moment in time.
The issue facing Silva is that the weight of expectation has been increased by the amount of financial backing he has been given.
Big money moves for the likes of Richarlison and Yerry Mina, as well as Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean in more recent times, have meant that there is a real belief that this side should be challenging the traditional powerhouses of the top flight.
But thus far, things haven’t exactly gone to plan.
Despite all of the money spent by Silva, he still had to rely on Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott, two flops brought in by previous managers, to try and get him out of a sticky spot against Sheffield United yesterday.
Walcott in particular has been incredibly underwhelming, and has averaged 0.3 successful dribbles and no key passes per game so far this season, as per Whoscored.
If things don’t pick up soon, things are going to get awfully dreary for Silva in the very near future.