Everton recently lost 5-2 to city rivals Liverpool at Anfield.
As a result, the managed was given the boot.
Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva in the wake of their Merseyside derby loss to Liverpool on Wednesday. The Toffees dropped into the Premier League relegation zone after suffering a 5-2 defeat to their neighbors at Anfield.
The club announced the sacking of Silva on Thursday, ending the Portuguese tactician’s 18-month stay at Goodison Park. Owner Farhad Moshiri traveled to Liverpool to be at the club on Thursday, an indication that Silva’s time was up. In a statement, Everton said: “Everton Football Club can confirm that manager Marco Silva has left the club.
“Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, chairman Bill Kenwright and the board of directors would like to thank Marco for his service over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future. Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the first team and will manage the side for the game against Chelsea on Saturday.
“The club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.”
Everton sit 14th in the table with 17 points from 16 games, having won just five of those fixtures. They surprisingly beat Chelsea by 3-1 on Saturday, hopefully having put an end to their disappointing form.
Silva becomes the fifth manager sacked in the Premier League this season after Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores at Watford, Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham and Unai Emery at Arsenal. The former Watford, Hull and Sporting boss was appointed in May 2018, leading Everton to an eighth-placed finish last season.