Everton manager Marco Silva says he believes the connection between the players and fans is growing stronger with every passing game, and he is enjoying the growing connection himself.
The two previous Everton managers (Sam Allardyce and Ronald Koeman) struggled to get to grips with what it meant to be an Everton manager, with Koeman famously decorating his Christmas tree in red, while Allardyce went one better and did something Koeman thought twice about, and brought in former Liverpool icon Sammy Lee as an assistant.
Silva has gone about his business in a much more gracious manner, and his style and performances on the pitch are building an enduring relationship with Everton fans.
Although it is only the first half of his first season, there is a real sense that things at the club have changed quickly and very much for the better, which Silva puts down to the hard work of his players.
Speaking to EvertonTV he said, “This confidence we are seeing between our players and our fans, this connection is getting stronger all the time
“That is the most important thing I have felt since the beginning of the season.
“With the big work of our players and all of us, it is something we are achieving more and more.”