Many Everton fans have been reacting on social media after former Crystal Palace head coach Alan Pardew discussed replacing Marco Silva at Goodison Park.
The Portuguese had also only overseen one away win in the league this season, while beaten twice at home to promoted sides in Sheffield United and Norwich City.
His final act as manager was Wednesday’s nightmare at Anfield, as Liverpool thrashed us 5-2 in the Merseyside Derby to maintain their unbeaten record and sit eight points clear of Leicester City at the top of the table.
We are now 29 points behind Liverpool and inside the bottom three, although the club are only nine points below fifth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers, meaning our season is not completely over yet, should the board appoint the right man to replace Silva.
Former Crystal Palace boss Pardew has admitted that he would be keen on becoming the new head coach at Goodison Park, and feels he could do a good job if brought to Merseyside.
“Of course. [David] Moyes is a good fit for Everton,” Pardew told Amazon Prime, via quotes by the Daily Mail. “It looks like a lot of problems there, no cohesion, I’m not sure what the philosophy is.
“They’re in danger of being in a relegation scrap. There’s a lot of managers like myself who could do that kind of job.”
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Pardew has been out of work since leaving West Bromwich Albion in April 2018, having managed at the Hawthorns for five months after a two-year spell with Palace.
The 58-year-old led the Eagles to the FA Cup Final in 2016 but lost 2-1 to Manchester United, having opened the scoring in the 78th-minute.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Pardew’s comments…
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) December 5, 2019
Good God NO. This man is wrong on EVERY level.
— Sharon Potter (@ArlandriaLamb) December 5, 2019
Not in a million years, I’d sooner I’ve Mark Hughes 😟
— Brian Taylor (@BrianTa0190857) December 5, 2019
He clearly doesn’t appreciate the size of the club
— Ste Hornby (@HornbyStephen) December 5, 2019
Give me Mike Walker, Walter Smith & Allardyce rather than Pardew.
— colinsmith50 (@colinsmith50) December 5, 2019
I can’t even look anymore
— speedomick (@speedomick) December 5, 2019
— PAULO C (@GoodisonBlueBoy) December 5, 2019
That would be like asking Robert maxwell to look after your pension
— Vim Fuego (@VimFuego9) December 5, 2019
Hahaha. There’s no way they’d even consider him. My feeling is it’s not gonna be Moyes either, otherwise he’d be in charge Saturday as he’s available. Got to get this right. We’ve wasted money on a lot of shit in our team, do the same with Poch or Rafa. At least get an answer
— Pete Walker (@KrustyWalker) December 5, 2019
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