Time was called on the Portuguese's tenure at the club following Wednesday evening's 5-2 defeat to Liverpool which was the eighth defeat in 11 Premier League games.
Silva described it as an honour to have been the Toffees' manager for 18 months and he thanked the players, staff and board.
"It has been a real honour to have managed Everton for the past 18 months and I would like to thank Farhad machinery Bill Kenwright Denise Barrett Baxendale Keith Harris Marcel brands and the entire board for giving me the opportunity to be part of this special club," Silva wrote in a statement released by the League Managers Association.
"Thank you to all the Evertonian fans who always live and breathe in the club and show such great passion.
"A special thank you to all of the players for their professionalism and the commitment they put into their work every day until the club staff who welcomed me to Finch Farm training ground and made me feel at home.
All the best. COYB"
A number of Everton's squad have taken to social media in the hours since to thank Silva for his time at Everton.
RicharlisonThanks for everything, teacher! Especially for the care and attention that made me grow and become better in every way. I will never forget everything you did for me. I'll always be in the crowd 💪🏼👏🏼
Thank you so much Boss for your advice. You changed the man and the player. All the best in your future challenge.
Thank you teacher for what you did for me. Thank you for all the opportunities and God bless your next step. I'll always be rooting for you and your best! 🙏
Thank you Mister for everything you taught me as a player and as a person. God bless your way.
Thanks for all the opportunities and advice you have given me. Good luck, boss 👍
Always hard when we see someone we appreciate leave. Thank you for everything, Boss! It was incredible to work with you and I'm sure you'll succeed in your next chapter! All the best! 👊
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1 Posted 06/12/2019 at 00:48:39
Or are they just being a tad sycophantic?
2 Posted 06/12/2019 at 00:51:16
3 Posted 06/12/2019 at 00:53:46
4 Posted 06/12/2019 at 01:07:29
As I have said, I hope it's him. I hope he was the problem. If so, shrewd appointment, and we succeed. If it's not him, and it's something else, then god help us because we are in a cycle we can't break out of and it's going to cost us eventually.
5 Posted 06/12/2019 at 01:50:47
I sympathise with your point of view and feel sorry for Silva ( he had all the bad luck going with injuries and VAr conspiring against him) but at the end of the day you cannot defend some of his team selections and tactics which were bizarre and inappropriate to say the least.
I just hope and pray we get a top calibre replacement who can deal with the board and Brands and tell them straight what we need because a lot of the players are not good enough either.
6 Posted 06/12/2019 at 02:01:26
7 Posted 06/12/2019 at 04:36:31
Maybe they should be saying thanks for huge wages we have never earned and were gratefull you gave us this chance as very few other well run Clubs would go near us as we on a weekly basis produce absolute dross.
I suppose there also worried that if and its a big if we actually give the job to somebody who knows a good player when he see's one, which will mean very few of this current squad will be here long term.
What amazing standards these players have that they have improved so much under Silva and are able to hold down a place in a relegation threatened team.
I would rather if they had to say something that they apologised to the fans who have spent fortunes following them.
8 Posted 06/12/2019 at 07:31:30
Good luck to him
9 Posted 06/12/2019 at 08:25:22
Although I doubt if 30%of them could cope with the championship.
Physical,toughness,attitude, passion for the shirt.Win ya battle then play show your quality.
Can believe what there saying.
The money they earn,comfortable for life and they produce what they have
Each player has to do their job, then you get a team performance.It has just been breaking down,but thats a combination of the the managers system,methods and the players.
Silva was out of his depth and the players probably knew it.
Better they we all dislike the manager and in top four.Ideally everyone loves manager, players.
Ferguson???You think he was liked???? the boot got slung across the dressing room remember.Ruthless, brutal.If you did wjat he wanted he loved you,why did he get amazing performances.
Lets all wake up look at the league table and see what other sides are doing.Arsenalv Brighton Win.Sheffield v Newcastle, Geordies Win.
How deep do we get before Moshiri phones Big Sam.
10 Posted 06/12/2019 at 09:30:39
Why not just translate it.
“Thankyou boss, it wasnt personal but at Everton we dont play for the manager or the club, we get a big fat wage no matter what we do, so to be honest we arent that arsed”
I wonder how long it will be before they all decide to down tools under the next incumbent?
11 Posted 06/12/2019 at 09:44:11
I won't be going though. I have sat through too many performances under the wrong manager.
12 Posted 06/12/2019 at 09:53:26
Looks to me that there has been too much carrot and not enough stick.
13 Posted 06/12/2019 at 09:58:29
14 Posted 06/12/2019 at 10:16:54
15 Posted 06/12/2019 at 12:10:05
16 Posted 06/12/2019 at 13:38:57
I know the list of comments and the players who made them is not a definitive one and that more players may have subsequently made similar comments. Anyone know?
I ask because it is primarily the Latino players who offered such platitudes to Silva. I'd be curious to know the names of players who haven't posted any comment on Silva's dismissal.
It would be equally revealing as those who did so as displayed in the opening post.
For example, when Calvert-Lewin was subbed out on Wednesday neither he nor Silva approached each other for a handshake or pat on the shoulder. Quite unusual for Everton players under Silva.
Calvert-Lewin continued head down to the near-empty bench (the subs must have been warming up) and gestured with his arm.
Clearly not a happy bunny. How many more unhappy bunnies are/were there..?
17 Posted 06/12/2019 at 14:02:03
But to go back to your question, that's the list. Instagram, not Twitter, is the footballers' social media of choice. Even if they have something to say in writing, it's words posted as a photo rather than a message on Twitter.
So here's a definitive list:
Gueye: All the best for the future #marco silva (with the arm muscle emoji)
Bolasie at Sporting but interesting choice of words: Survival of the fittest … only the strong survive
Pickford - silent since 14-11-19
Sidibe - not posted since he joined us
Mina - see above
Keane - silent since 7-9-19 (when he posted about England)
Holgate - silent since 9-11-19
Digne - see above
Baines - not on social media
Coleman - silent since 1999 or something
Walcott - silent since 17-11-19
Schneiderlin - silent since 10-11-19
Sigurdsson - silent since Gomes got injured and barely does social media
Davies - silent since 9-11-19
Delph - silent since 17-11-19 (EitC calendar post)
Richarlison - see above
Bernard - see above
Tosun - silent since the day of the derby
Calvert-Lewin - silent since 11-11-19
Kean - silent since 20-11-19
So mostly radio silent. Maybe it was the late finish and an early night, and messages sent privately to a guy not on social media?
18 Posted 06/12/2019 at 17:37:58
If you want to play the blame game then get a list of senior employees and board member of he club, they are all culpable and some more than we know. Silva was the man with the responsibility to deliver.. but the team behind him are just as responsible and are still in place. That's the real issue with the club, not just the front man.. who ever he is.
19 Posted 06/12/2019 at 17:39:47
20 Posted 06/12/2019 at 17:42:03
21 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:11:05
Like in Martinez' first season, last season we saw tantalising glimpses of what could be with the then squad of players and manager. The Anfield derby was a particular case in point, where we played excellent flowing football, particularly with our midfield outclassing the opponent's. If it hadn't been for that fuckup at the end, it might have been a different story, who knows. And like this season, some of the officiating against Everton was appalling and probably pivotal in affecting the course of a number of games, especially against the top-6 sides. Even the slump that followed the Anfield derby was turned around for the final 10 games, giving hope and expectation for this season.
However, following that, this season has obviously been a terrible disappointment. Clearly, a significant portion of it is down to Silva. But another significant portion of it is down to three things that were beyond the control of Silva, namely: The decisions of the Everton board, a repeat of last season's appalling officiating (even worse this season with the VAR shite), and some terrible injuries. All of which will have been big obstacles to establishing any momentum.
The point here is, no matter who is appointed as the new manager, he is likely to struggle, because those three things that are beyond his control are unlikely to improve.
Many posts on Toffeeweb mention the relative success of Liverpool. In this respect, it should be remembered that not long ago their supporters were also very frustrated, and that when Klopp was appointed he made it clear that the system being used for decisions on the signing of players would have to change in light of some terrible decisions that happened which were beyond the control of his predecessor. It seems that Everton need to take a similarly revised approach and avoid decisions that are likely to frustrate the aims and requirements of the manager. That is an underlying problem with Everton that needs to be sorted if we really want success.
22 Posted 06/12/2019 at 18:17:24
23 Posted 06/12/2019 at 19:11:33
I sincerely hope he gets there in the end as a manager (still young at 42).
It just wasnt meant to be with us but then again its not the first managerial appointment that hasnt worked out for us so theres nothing shameful there on Silvas part.
It is a shame it didnt work out, when we initially brought him here I was on the fence but kept an open mind, there were glimpses last season in Autumn and then again in Spring but it wasnt enough in the end.
I still think that Pickford error at Anfield last December totally derailed our season at a crucial moment for me, it came when we were starting to really click and I feel to this very day a year on we havent recovered from it.
24 Posted 06/12/2019 at 19:45:27
25 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:18:06
I agree with pretty much all of that.
Sigurdsson played pretty well last season but even last season his overall impact on games was debatable, at £45 million we paid £20 million more than he was worth.
Tosun,Walcott, Schneiderlin, Keane, Pickford all combined to £110 million pound, wow thats an astounding waste of money.
We should have paid £75 million we got for Lukaku on Vardy and the £24 we paid for Klaassen on Maddison.
Silva came to the club at a hard time on and off the pitch but most of us will agree in his first summer that he made decent signings in Digne, Zouma, Bernard, Richarlison and Mina.
I think the summer of this year however left a lot to be desired with the sale of Gueye being so costly, the failure to land Zouma (or a player of similar ilk) and once again for a second summer the failure to buy a proven centre forward.
Its sad that Silva never got to work with Gbamin again (assuming he brought him and not Brands) maybe we will never know how it would have worked if hed have been fit.
The loss of form this season also to Digne, Sigurdsson, Keane (who was very good last year with Zouma) has all played a big part in the downfall.
The failure to sign Zaha then the panic buy of Iwobi that so far hasnt really worked out too well as his end product isnt great.
Its all been the perfect recipe for disaster.
26 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:25:27
Never change, ToffeeWeb, never change.
27 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:39:30
Between and including the 96th minute loss to Liverpool last December and the 5-2 mauling on Wednesday, Everton played 40 PL games, not counting any cup games.
Pickford's result changing howler 12 months ago cannot be viewed as somehow singularly responsible for just how poor in the main we have been under Silva in that time as both of you are implying.
In the 3 years Silva has managed in England, his 1st club is midtable in the Championship, his 2nd team is rock bottom of the PL and his 3rd team has just sacked him as they occupy the 3rd relegation spot.
Everton's fortunes over the past 12 months have not been determined by a single goalkeeping blunder 40 games ago.
28 Posted 06/12/2019 at 20:40:20
29 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:02:38
Maybe in theory no but this is Everton Football Club we are talking about, a place where mental fragility runs amok.
If you recall prior to that Anfield derby last year, our defence had found a real rhythm and we were playing quite joined up cohesive stuff.
I firmly believe if we had got out of that fixture with the deserved 0-0 draw (we might even have won, Gomes sitter in first half and Mina) but we played as well at Anfield that day as Ive seen in many a year.
To lose so late to such a freak goal, look at the aftermath results?
We went on a three month run of disaster performances and results and the latter stage home games in Spring aside, we were never the same.
30 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:20:07
Jim #23, you've posted that sentiment several times about the Pickford/Anfield moment derailing our season, but I still don't know what you're talking about. It certainly derailed our December, but that was a one-month run of disaster, not three. From Boxing Day to the end of the season was our only good stretch under Silva. How much better do you think we could have been?
31 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:23:12
All your post does is reinforce to me that the manager and the players had more than enough games between the two reference points - 40 games no less, more than an entire season - and only fleetingly bucked the trend of poor results.
That strongly suggests to me your randomly chosen moment of Jordan's howler as being the catalyst of it all going wrong, rather than have had a happy parallel universe ending if he hadn't screwed up, could easily be substituted with an equally catastrophic moment - and alas, there has plenty to choose from in the last 12 months - in many a game.
The equivalent of the Pickford howler was seen by many a different player across 12 months and 40 games.
It's an exceedingly fanciful theory that doesn't stand up to inspection IMO.
32 Posted 06/12/2019 at 22:56:55
You may recall as well as I do that we had a lot of discussion at the time about our demise in form following that error, including the possible mental effects of it in conjunction with other frustrating effects such as biased officiating. I believe that what I've said @21 at least partly tries to reflect that discussion.
33 Posted 06/12/2019 at 23:11:45
I have been critical of Marco for a while now but I always wanted him to prove Steve Ferns right and turn it round. I still like the guy. He is classy.
Those players above that thanked their boss for his help are actually some of our better performers. Richarlison, Digne, Gomes, and Bernard. Naturally those guys were ones that he had an affinity with; nowt wrong with that. It is normal that the boss would be closer to some more than others.
As a footnote, as much as I was annoyed by the Groundhog Day subs and baffling selections and tactics, if it wasn't for just the VAR injustices, he would still be in a job and, if it wasn't for some serious bad luck, he would be hoping to get top six. He still would have annoyed me, but I could live with that. Small margins etc. It will be interesting to see if Duncan can get this group of players to do better.
Finally, it is a good thing that we are playing a good team in Chelsea and not the likes of Norwich in this fixture. Everyone should be up for it (as they should be for any game) and we know we need to be on our mettle to succeed.
But a positive result would send out a message to the league and to potential suitors that we are a place in which good things might be just around the corner.
Remember Naismith's perfect hattrick?
34 Posted 06/12/2019 at 23:16:14
Seems like an odd story. I can't imagine him saying "Job well done, lads" after the game. Maybe he didn't feel the need to rant as he knew the game was up. Anyway, it's a mildly titillating rumour.
35 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:39:44
Silva didn't play and even with his tactics if the players are quality, strong and and able to lead they can put alot of the problems on the pitch right. Did Silva tell them what players to pick up and how to pass a ball.
36 Posted 07/12/2019 at 09:54:40
37 Posted 07/12/2019 at 11:24:56
38 Posted 07/12/2019 at 11:57:21
Silva, unlike the 2 previous managers has firstly, never disrespected the fans and wanted to keep them happy. (Even if the results failed to do that.)
And secondly, never disrespected our club. No comments from him like from Allardyce after he left. He has always conducted himself with dignity and in a professional way. Even his statement after the sacking is class. So, on a personal level, we have nothing to criticize him for.
I for one, wish him every success going forward and hope that he lands at the right club. Equally, I live in hope that we land the right Manager in his place. Have just seen the starting line up chosen by Big Dunc and it does not look good. But hey-ho, I'm just a fan and not a Manager.
39 Posted 09/12/2019 at 21:49:55
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