Everton have finally got their man as Marco Silva has been appointed the new Toffees manager. The Merseyside outfits best achievements of last season were witnessing rivals Liverpool lose the Champions League and disrupting Watford's campaign in the process has now been flipped on it's head as they look to progress from playing turgid football that they displayed under Sam Allardyce. As the news has come in as a Watford fan I can only having feelings of disgust towards the Portuguese boss and here is why...
When the former Hull man came in there was a relief and optimism among myself and fellow Hornets fans, the football played under Walter Mazzarri was largely uncalculated, there was no rapport with the Italian to say the least and the end of season form was so bad it was better just to laugh than cry. Silva despite being relegated with Hull had shown he had a bit of something, he got them playing slick football and had charisma. Perfect.
One thing you'll know about Watford is that head coaches don't hang around for too long and I had a gut feeling that despite relegation we had got the golden appointment in Silva and therefore rather than dismissal, Marco would eventually go on to greater things. While making sure I didn't get too invested in him for this reason, what I didn't expect was for this absolute traitor to try and jump ship after 9 games after what was a tremendous start at Vicarage Road. No one would bedrugde what is clearly a talented coach move on to bigger things because ambition is something we at Watford try and have. To Arsenal, to Spurs, to Real Madrid, not to a side that features Cuco Martina, Phil Jagielka, Oumar Niasse etc etc.
Everton in short are a mess of a club, despite spending a bucket load on players last season they have declined in posing a threat to the top six. There was absolutely no reason for Silva to look elsewhere at the time, with vacancies opening up on the European stage this summer including the Arsenal job, Silva merely had to compromise with a board that don't dish out as much control and steer a Watford side that is annually predicted to be relegated to a top half finish (at least) playing some fantastic football in the process.
My overiding feelings are one of heavy disappointment and bitterness towards the snake. Silva was the man to take the club to the next level and at least having the former Sporting boss for a full season could have laid the foundations for a very bright future. The way he went about it leaves me with disgust, he might come across like the new Jose Mourinho but he is far from the finished product, getting relegated with Hull he still demonstrated a fair share of weaknesses. Now on his record is a sacking and a relegation in English football, all he had to do was prove his worth at a club I believe would have gave him the tools to do just that.
While wondering what might have been I can't help but hope for failure for Silva and Everton, they are a perfect match of disillusion and arrogance when they have little substance to back that up. My final feeling is one of hurt because having witnessed Silva's coaching at the start of last season Everton do have a great head coach I believe and a feeling of inevitability that they will start to make strides together is not something I can look forward to. Let's just hope if that does happen no one else comes calling...
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