Silva is under real pressure following Saturday’s defeat by Watford, his former side
Everton have lined up Leeds United’s Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager should Marco Silva be sacked, according to reports.
Silva, the Portuguese, is under real pressure following Saturday’s defeat by Watford, his former side, which made it just four wins in Everton’s last 16 matches – one of which was against League Two Lincoln.
The Goodison Park club remain 11 points clear of the bottom three, but their results since December’s Merseyside derby loss are relegation form.
Everton supporters are starting to call for Silva, who was relegated with Hull before taking the Watford job, to lose his job, and it appears Toffees chiefs are preparing to make such a decision.
According to the Mirror, Leeds boss Bielsa has been targeted by Everton to replace Silva should Farhad Moshiri, the club’s owner, decide to axe the 41-year-old.
Bielsa will be hard to tempt away from Elland Road as he seeks to guide Leeds back into the Premier League for the first time in 15 years, with the Whites currently battling at the top of the Championship table.
Everton’s latest defeat – their fifth in six matches – came courtesy of Andre Gray’s second-half winner. Watford moved onto 37 points for the season, just one behind seventh place Wolves.