His appointment was meant to bring a fresh approach to Merseyside after Sam Allardyce’s glum days kept us safe, but Marco Silva struggled to get the train rolling out of the station at first.
Things eventually began to turn around for the Portuguese in October, and an unbeaten November saw the former Watford head coach tipped for the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award.
Newcastle gaffer Rafa Benitez took the acclaim in the end, and sadly for us, the worst was yet to come as our season very much spiralled out of control as soon as December hit.
Thankfully, the tides have started to turn back in our favour following three defeats in the space of a week, and our return to form has seen Silva back in the Premier League’s good books with a nomination for the March Manager of the Month award.
Last month saw the Toffees record a solid run of results to keep us in contention for seventh place, even after all hope for European football was gone, and had it not been for a few errors in the North East, we could have gone unbeaten.
In the end, our March record came to a halt with three wins, a draw, and one loss – including the 2-0 belter against Chelsea and comfortable walk in the park at West Ham.
When the club shared that Silva was up for the most recent managerial accolade, this is what some of the Goodison Park faithful had to say…
Go ahead Marco lad fully deserved ????????????????????
— billsybrown2 (@billsybrown2) April 5, 2019
Well deserved as well ????
— Shoey Mc (@ShoeyEFC1234) April 5, 2019
Fully behind our man Silva now, had doubts especially after millwall but all for next season again now ????
— Wayne Brown (@wb1976) April 5, 2019
That looked highly unlikely a couple months ago
— Dan Thomas (@DT1878) April 5, 2019
Absolutely made up for him ????
— Marie (@MarieBr70) April 5, 2019
Won’t get it though ???? #skybias
— griffwebber (@griffwebber) April 5, 2019
Come on Marco ????⚽️????
— John (@JohnButlerEFC) April 5, 2019
He deserves it
— Jonathan Dickinson (@joth1878) April 5, 2019
Really ? Did no one else enter ?
— Daniel Tatarsky (@DanielTatarsky) April 5, 2019
How is this possible?
— Niren (@Niren_) April 5, 2019