Sam Allardyce claimed to have won “hearts and minds” during his spell at Goodison Park last season, but Toffees remained unconvinced. You can't blame them, writes Daniel Storey in FourFourTwo — there's more out there besides mere passiveness.
The majority of Everton supporters were happy that the club parted company with Sam Allardyce in the summer. They were appreciative of him moving the club away from relegation trouble, although few considered that as a likely eventuality anyway.
But their happiness at his exit stemmed not from a demand for too much — as Allardyce himself claimed — but because they didn't believe that he would, or could, build an Everton team which they could be proud of. When the financial might of the top six makes winning a trophy increasingly unlikely, pride matters.
Now Everton supporters have a manager in whom they can truly place pride. This is not just a question of league position — although being sixth after more than a third of the season is some achievement — but about building towards something positive. It's as simple as this: under Marco Silva, Everton are on the up again.
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