We could see it coming, we knew it was coming and on Thursday the inevitable happened as Everton decided to sack manager Marco Silva after a long string of dismal performances by from his Everton squad under his leadership.
Since taking over as Everton’s manager in May 2018, Silva has only won a dismal 19 of his last 53 Premiership matches.
The timing of this though could not have come at a more inconvenient time for the side as they face heavy hitters this month as the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City hoping to take advantage of the current turmoil in the Everton camp to secure some much-needed points.
There was speculation that David Moyes may return to resume his role as Everton Manager however Everton spectators have not taken to this news well.
There is talk that Everton might instead be looking to the Chinese Super League for a solution to their problems in the form of Shangai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira.
This is not the first time Everton as considered doing business with the 51-year-old manager as they initially had him ass a replacement for David Moyes before they chose Roberto Martinez.
Pereira already has managerial experience with teams such as Turkeys’ Fenerbahce, Greece’s Olympiakos and Portugal’s FC Porto. Events after Moyes’ departure may have the Everton board wishing they had initially gone with their gut and hired the Portuguese manager as they initially wanted to.
Although Pereira may be willing to consider an offer from Everton, Everton will have to pull out all the stops to secure his services as he is already one of the highest-paid managers in the world and has already been offered a new contract from Shanghai will see him earning £30mil a year.
On top of that, China have also offered him the job of managing their National team.
As the Everton board ponder what their next step will be, Duncan Ferguson will take over as interim manager as the team faces Chelsea on Saturday.