Last year saw Everton embark on a new era as they announced the arrival of an incoming majority shareholder. Farhad Moshiri’s decision to invest in the club would give the Toffees a significant and more importantly welcome financial shot in the arm.
With untold riches at their disposal the blue half of Merseyside had instantaneous dreams of breaking the top six, however as we all know by now that failed to be the case last season as increased spending meant increased expectations.
Ones that Ronald Koeman failed to live up to. Especially as when you consider that by the time he was sacked just a couple of months into the campaign, the club were closer to a relegation battle than they were a European place.
From Koeman to Silva
With Sam Allardyce being installed as nothing more than a firefighter to stop demotion to the EFL Championship, it was always going to be a question as to who would be the man to take them into a new direction once the former England manager’s tenure came to end.
A man that came in the shape of former Hull and Watford manager Marco Silva and although Everton had to wait a little longer than they wanted, they got their man in the end as they installed the 41-year-old into the Goodison Park hotseat back in June of this year.
According to many sources, it was no secret that the club were long time admirers of the former Watford boss and it is felt by the Vicarage Road outfit that Silva’s flirtation with Everton was the catalyst of the downturn in form that led to his eventual sacking.
However, Watford’s loss has been most definitely Everton’s gain as they have managed to acquire the services of one of the hottest managerial prospects not just in England but also across the continent.
Critics can point to the fact that he has already managed three English clubs in less than 18 months, but perhaps that just show how much of a demand he has been in and Everton fans will be hoping that he is the man to lead them to future glories.
And when you look at the initial signs from the first two months of this season, then it looks pretty promising as to how much further Marco Silva can push one of the most established clubs in the Premier League.
Finally into the Big 6 circle?
Going into the international break, the Toffees found themselves 11th in the table, but that current standing will not be too much cause for concern especially when there are still three quarters of the season to be played. A quick review at the people betting on Genting Casino shows quickly that many people believe in Everton to be placed way higher in the premier League than they are now.
Everton look a different animal to the misfiring offerings under Koeman and the tough end product that Allardyce served up previously, the purchase of Richarlison who also followed Silva from Watford has been an astute purchase.If Everton can get a good run of form going once the action resumes in late October, then they will make easy inroads up the table something that potentially could turn their European dreams into a reality come the end of the season. It seems as if the recent clouds at Goodison could have a Silva lining.