Marco Silva responds to Sam Allardyce’s criticism
Everton manager Marco Silva has hit back at former Toffees manager Sam Allardyce, saying that he would be more inclined to listen if David Moyes were to help him with some suggestions.
Silva replaced Allardyce at Goodison Park this summer but the Portuguese is currently under the cosh for Everton’s recent dip in form that has seen them win only one of their last eight games in the Premier League.
Allardyce advised his successor to move away from his philosophy of playing attractive football or face the sack like Ronald Koeman and Roberto Martinez.
“You can talk about playing it out from the back and attractive football, but you will never survive, as [former Everton managers] Ronald Koeman and Roberto Martinez learned,” Allardyce told talkSPORT. “They all played so-called better football than me, but they didn’t survive.”
However, Silva has made it clear that he is not interested in listening to his predecessor’s suggestions and has made it clear that someone like David Moyes, who did a lot for the club, would be a better critic of his performances.
“One thing, you have to look at whether these people they love Everton, if they want Everton really winning, if they want some stability inside the club,” he said.
“OK, if there are real Everton fans talking like that, then maybe we have to be aware and to look at it.
“But if some people don’t want good results, just instability within our club, they are not worth listening to.
“We have to look for what is important for us as a club. This club needs stability, our players need some stability, confidence, our fans also need that too. We have to be aware, and look for what is important for us as a club.
“And what is important for us as a club is what is happening inside. And to be aware if the people love the club – this is the most important. Don’t be aware of what people say if they have another agenda. This is the main thing for me.
“And believe me, I didn’t read, don’t know and it is not important for me [what Allardyce said].
“OK he is one colleague, one coach as well, but I don’t know what he is saying and it really is not important.
“OK, maybe if it is David Moyes maybe I would listen because he did something really important at this club. But in this case it is not important at all.”