Everton boss Marco Silva says that being a football manager is his passion, and that from the moment he wakes up it is all-consuming.
The Blues’ boss also said that he believes Everton need stability, starting with sticking to an idea and giving a manager time to develop a side into what he believes fits with the Everton identity.
He will want to start that by carrying on a run of decent form away at West Ham this evening, but he knows he will be in for a challenge.
With West Ham undefeated at home this year, and three back-to-back wins, so winning here won’t be easy. Bookmakers have 15/8 on an Everton win, (source: MyBettingSites) although this is not priced up not much longer than a West Ham win
Silva has looked like turning things around at Everton in recent games, with a draw at home to Liverpool, and more recently beating Chelsea at Goodison Park before the international break.
“Everton has an identity,” Silva told the Telegraph. “Give 100%. Your blood inside the pitch. That’s our obligation.”
“[Stability is] really important and that’s why I joined Everton.
“When I came here I didn’t have any doubts. The owner showed me the idea, I analysed it and realised it was something I needed for my career – a project, something to build.
“I think the club also needs to stick with one idea. The stability I need the club also needs.
“Being a manager is more than a job. It’s my passion. From the moment I wake up in the morning it’s my passion.”