Marco Silva has been confirmed as Everton’s new boss.
The Portuguese takes on his third Premier League role in just 18-months, following spells with Hull City and Watford.
Indeed, Everton wanted him seven months ago when Ronald Koeman left but Watford rejected their approach, only to sack him a few weeks later, whilst The Toffees went with Sam Allardyce.
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Now Silva is confirmed at Goodison Park, and Bookmakers are already pricing up whether he can have a successful opening campaign on Merseyside.
The Portuguese native is 14/1 from 20/1 with BoyleSports to add major silverware to the club’s trophy room for the first time since Paul Rideout’s goal handed them victory in the 1995 FA Cup Final over Manchester United.
It’s 33/1 that Silva break’s their barren spell with another FA Cup, but it’s the same price that Everton get relegated next season despite having spent 63 consecutive years in the top division.
In the wake of Silva’s appointment, Everton have been made a 7/1 shot to finish above Liverpool in the Premier League, a feat not achieved by the club since the 2004/05 season under the tutorship of David Moyes.
A top-half finish looks well within reach at 2/7, but it’s 11/2 that the Toffees break into the top six at the end of Silva’s first season in charge.
Lawrence Lyons, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “Everton have finally got the man that they wanted as far back as early last season but Marco Silva is up against it at 14/1 to add to Everton’s roll of honour next season with a trophy.”
He added: “The blue half is now 7/1 to earn bragging rights on Merseyside next season by finishing above Liverpool but it’s a sizeable task considering it hasn’t been done since 2005, not to mention Liverpool’s trajectory under Jurgen Klopp.”