Marco Silva has replied his predecessor’s advice Sam Allardyce who used Everton’s recent defeat by Leicester as a window to advise him on what he has been doing wrongly since he took over from him.
The former Everton boss has kept his cool when Silva was having a fantastic start to the season, but Silva queried his motivation to question his style of coaching now.
“You can talk about playing it out from the back and attractive football, but you will never survive as Ronald Koeman and Roberto Martinez learnt,” said Allardyce via Telegraph
“They all played so-called better football than me, but they didn’t survive.”
Silva replied Allardyce’s comments with queries, saying:
“My style? How I dress? My hair? Ah, my style of football,” said the Everton manager.
“I am not here to make comments about him. You have to look at whether these people love Everton, if they want Everton really winning, if they want some stability inside the club?
“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. If it is David Moyes, maybe I would listen because he did something really important at this club.
“If somebody loves our club and they are not happy, OK. I see a person who loves our club and wants us to win. If not, I do not care. In this case, it is not important at all.”
“This club needs stability, our players need stability and confidence,” said Silva.
“What is important for us as a club is what is happening inside. Don’t be aware of what people say if they have another agenda. We cannot live up and down all the time. Even if we have a fantastic run, then a run which is not so good, we have to think of the whole scenario, not just the last few weeks.”