The Blues were in search of a replacement for João Pedro Sousa who was officially unveiled as the new head coach at Famalicão last weekend and Silva is said to want someone well versed in the English football.
Boa Morte, who spent this past season in an assistant role at Maccabi Haifa in Israel, had spells at Arsenal, Southampton, West Ham and Fulham during his player career and once lodged a formal complaint of racial abuse against Duncan Ferguson.
“I'm very happy to be joining Everton, a big club with so much history and tradition'” Boa Morte said. “I'm excited to be working again with the manager, Marco Silva, who is a great coach and I would like to thank him for providing me with such a big opportunity.”
This story has been updated from a Rumour Mill item published on 2nd June
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1 Posted 02/06/2019 at 07:06:28
2 Posted 02/06/2019 at 07:52:03
I certainly won't begrudge Sousa getting an opportunity, though being selfish, I'd rather have maintained as much continuity as possible heading into next season.
3 Posted 02/06/2019 at 08:05:22
4 Posted 02/06/2019 at 09:54:48
5 Posted 02/06/2019 at 10:27:21
Ive never booed our own assistant manager before.
6 Posted 02/06/2019 at 10:50:48
7 Posted 02/06/2019 at 12:19:13
8 Posted 02/06/2019 at 12:37:13
10 Posted 02/06/2019 at 22:21:58
I understand coaches are not necessarily the same as they were as players but he's not the kind of character I'd chose to have around especially when we want a positive TEAM environment if the going gets tough.
11 Posted 02/06/2019 at 23:39:36
His on the pitch leadership was probably his biggest strength.
12 Posted 03/06/2019 at 09:25:58
Not sure how this works, is it Silva's choice who takes over from Sousa (?), after all, the Coaching Set-Up are predominantly his boys that he brought with him when appointed in the first place. Be interesting to see what develops with that appointment.
13 Posted 03/06/2019 at 09:41:22
14 Posted 03/06/2019 at 17:15:42
15 Posted 04/06/2019 at 09:51:35
Although I must admit, it does seem a strange partnership, to the best of my knowledge Silva and Boa Morte have never played together or had any football related liaison.
Perhaps someone may know more about this story, be interesting, and as someone has mentioned why wasn't Unsworth considered?
16 Posted 07/06/2019 at 17:14:01
17 Posted 07/06/2019 at 17:46:46
My only reason to be cynical is that LBM was the under 19s coach at Sporting for the year Silva was there. So you have to wonder how often their paths crossed and if he really was a good coach why its only now hes hiring him, surely he had enough to get him last year (when appointed at Everton) or the year before (Watford).
Anyway, I do feel more reassured after listening to the echo reporter as JP Sousa leaving is a bigger deal than most think it is and I was a little worried to be honest.
18 Posted 07/06/2019 at 18:57:21
19 Posted 07/06/2019 at 18:58:24
20 Posted 07/06/2019 at 19:34:07
As an aside, presumably Sousa was on a (minimum) three year contract. As we well know, had the whole management team have been sacked, he would have received compensation - have we received compensation for his early departure? Has his new club been accused of tapping up?
21 Posted 07/06/2019 at 19:35:45
22 Posted 07/06/2019 at 21:07:00
23 Posted 07/06/2019 at 21:14:02
24 Posted 07/06/2019 at 21:51:01
It will be interesting to see if Boa Morte has a higher profile than Sousa and how this appointment affects Duncan Fergusons role.
25 Posted 07/06/2019 at 22:46:11
26 Posted 08/06/2019 at 08:17:42
27 Posted 08/06/2019 at 11:16:48
28 Posted 08/06/2019 at 12:58:08
29 Posted 09/06/2019 at 23:01:05
I'd things start of well or otherwise I'm sure this appointment will be looked at and commented on plenty.
For me the he's a bad egg that could ruin the basket but I do like a more vocal coach especially when the team need to be told to up their game. Silva can be a little to quiet at times.
30 Posted 10/06/2019 at 23:30:22
31 Posted 12/06/2019 at 09:59:08
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