Despite a promising first season in charge of the club, it appears Marco Silva will have to deal with some changes to his backroom staff.
With our boss’ current no.2 Joao Pedro Sousa leaving the side to take over the reigns of Portuguese outfit Famalicao, we were on the lookout for a replacement. And according to The Telegraph, that man could well be former Premier League veteran Luis Boa Morte.
The ex-forward had a long, if unremarkable career in English football, playing for the likes of Arsenal, Southampton, Fulham and West Ham, before trying his hand in coaching.
If a move for the Portuguese man seems a little far-fetched then fear not; Silva worked with Boa Morte during the pair’s time at Sporting Lisbon where the latter was a coach of the U19s, with the duo remaining friends since then.
Indeed, having had coaching stints at Sintrense and now as assistant manager at Israeli club Maccabi Haifa, Boa Morte is likely to take up the same role alongside Silva at Goodison Park, with a two-year deal expected to be signed.
The Liverpool Echo claim that the former Portugal international’s experience of the Premier League, and ‘knowledge of the English game’, is a major factor in why Silva wants him to join.
Whilst this may seem an almost underwhelming appointment for a position as important as assistant manager, it could well turn out to be very much inspired. The likes of Mikel Arteta at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola have shown that ex-professionals can be a major success, so let’s just hope Boa Morte turns out to be the same.