Michael Keane shares what Everton players think of Marco Silva

Michael Keane of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on February 2, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Everton were beaten 1-0 away at Watford over the weekend.

Michael Keane of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on February 2, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Everton defender Michael Keane has told the Daily Mirror that that he and the rest of the squad all rate Marco Silva highly despite his recent struggles.

The Toffees were beaten at Watford on Saturday afternoon, with Andre Gray scoring the only goal of the game in the second half at Vicarage Road.

It was Silva's first return to Watford since leaving the club in January 2018, and the home crowd were taunting Silva throughout what was a difficult afternoon.

 

It's now just three wins in 13 league games for Everton under Silva, so it's not exactly difficult to see why he is under huge pressure.

Silva is unlikely to lose his job in the immediate future, but if he can't steady the ship soon, then the calls for him to go the same way as Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce may grow even louder.

Everton don't play again now until facing Cardiff City on February 26th, giving Silva more than two weeks to try and find a solution to his recent woes on Merseyside.

Defender Keane has now spoken about Silva, and has stated that the players rate Silva highly, and are behind him all the way.

Marco Silva manager of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Everton FC at Vicarage Road on February 9, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom.

Those comments should dispel any ideas of unrest at Everton, and Keane pleaded for stability and patience, believing that most managers go through tough spells and the Everton players still believe Silva will turn things around.

“We all rate the manager and we’re all pulling for him,” said Keane. “I think he’s doing a good job, but things aren’t going for him at the minute. In football, lots of managers go through bad spells, but sometimes the best way ahead is to stick with them and they come out the other side. We’re confident we can do that because we have quality among the players in this squad, a quality manager, we’ve got 100 per cent belief we will turn the corner and we believe in what we’re doing.”

“Stability is important at any football club because when the routines become more normal, players and staff get to know each other and as that unity takes root, you grow more as a team. The manager has brought some brilliant players in and he’s laid good foundations. We’re right behind him,” he added.

Marco Silva, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester City at Goodison Park on February 06, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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