@Rodenplav64 vill probably answer himself, but what makes people think Silva is a good shout?
His CV is hit and miss, experience in the prem not very impressive to put it politely. Got Hull relegated, was a flavour of the month at Watford, then lost his head completely when a bigger club had expressed interest in him and got sacked. Generally wasn’t better or worse than Mazzarri or Flores. His defensive record in the prem is atrocious.
What else? He is not Allardyce, is young, has a fancy Portuguese name and is “progressive” whatever that means. Oh, and there was some article in some paper about his philosophy so that’s probably enough to hire him.
And I’m not buying the arguments that Hull were shit and Watford defenders woeful, so it’s not his fault. There a lots of managers who have done a better job in the lesser prem clubs than Everton (Dyche, Howe), in the Championship or Swiss or Bulgarian league but that doesn’t mean we should offer them a job.
I’m not saying we should waste our time chasing unrealistic targets, but surely we can get something better than another “Porto guy”?
First of all, can we please stop saying he got Hull relegated. He didn't. They were already in a very precarious position when he took-over and he made them a much better team.
They went down because the chairman refused to spend any money on players and trying to keep them in the premier league was a thankless task.
He was doing a great job at Watford before he had his head turned. Granted, it could be worrying at how things capitulated, but when you're managing a team with a history of sacking managers every 12 months, it's understandable that he pushed for the job here.
Then look at his work outside the premier league, in portugal and greece.
He took Estoril from 10th in the second division, to 4th in the premier league.
He then moved onto Lisbon where he won the cup, and was only sacked for not wearing the club suit.
He then moved on to Olympiacos where he broke a European record for consecutive wins, getting a very impressive result at the emirates in the process and left with an 80% win ratio.
From what I can see he's improved every team he's managed and instilled a mentality and way of playing suited to a team like Everton.
Fair enough if people don't rate him, but I do think it's important to do a little bit of research into a managers background before forming an opinion on them.
Some of the stuff about him is pretty lazy, especially the comparisons to Martinez and the relegating hull parts.
He's ideal for us in my opinion, and everything I want in a new manager.