Everton warned over ‘disloyal slob’ Marco Silva by ex-Crystal Palace owner
The axing of Allardyce after just six months in charge at Goodison Park got the managergial merry-go-round in full swing yesterday, with West Ham also looking for a new manager after telling David Moyes he was not in their plans.
But Everton’s pursuit of former Watford and Hull manager Silva was met with vitriol by former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan, who warned them the move could come back to bite them.
“Football is great,” Jordan said on Twitter. “Marco Silva’s reward for failing at the business end of the season with Hull and being a typical disingenuous, disloyal slob at Watford is to get a big job at Everton. Maybe they will reap what they sow.”
Watford accused Everton of tapping up Silva in November before Allardyce’s appointment and it is likely that some sort of compensation agreement will have to be reached to settle the row.
Everton want a major management restructure after spending almost £200million in the past two transfer windows to finish eighth – one place lower than they managed 12 months ago. Allardyce’s backroom team of Sammy Lee, Craig Shakespeare and Martyn Margetson have also departed, along with director of football Steve Walsh, with Marcel Brands replacing him after joining from PSV Eindhoven.
West Ham’s decision not to offer Moyes a long-term contract was criticised by former striker Tony Cottee, who said: “The club keep talking about the next level but next level is stability, surely? And stability is David Moyes. I really don’t know what is happening at my football club, I am so fed up with what is going on.
“I’m disappointed. The guy was brought in to do a job in difficult circumstances. He got the results and ever since he got there he has been firefighting, so surely he deserved a chance to take the club forward?
“The thing is, who is going to appoint the new manager? Not one person on that board has knowledge of football, there is no Trevor Brooking, so who is making that decision?
“Let’s not get someone in with no Premier League experience. It will only cause problems, they will leave after 10 or 12 games and then everyone will be saying let’s get in a Sam Allardyce or a David Moyes to keep us up.”