New Everton manager Marco Silva: 'I play to win'

6th Jun 2018

New Everton manager Marco Silva insists that he will set the Toffees up to win every single match they play during his tenure.

The 40-year-old coach has signed a three-year contract at Goodison Park, ending Farhad Moshiri's long-running pursuit of the Portuguese's services.

Everton finished eighth last season but Sam Allardyce parted ways with the club amid fan criticism regarding his perceived negative playing style.

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Allardyce's brand of football is built on defensive solidity but Silva is adamant he will not be sending his team out to draw games.

He told Everton's official website: “My philosophy is, I play to win the matches. This is my way. I am not the type of coach to wait, (to tell my players) ‘do not lose the match’. 

“We need to have balance in our squad but we will try to find the ways to win and create chances to score.

“For sure, yes, (we will be fearless, no matter the opponent or venue), this is our way."

A bold approach is set to score Silva major brownie points with the Everton fanbase, who have made it clear they crave entertainment.

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However, should the Toffees not start next season well, the importance of balancing exciting football and solid results is likely to be brought back into focus.

Everton are expected to aim to climb towards the Europa League places but, as Ronald Koeman's tenure proves, a desire to play good football is not enough on its own.

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