Marco Silva hits back at Sam Allardyce: ‘If it was Moyes, I’d listen’

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Marco Silva

Marco Silva has hit back at Sam Allardyce’s criticism of his Everton side. The Spanish coach said he would listen to the criticism if it was made by Everton legend David Moyes. Silva’s future is on the line following a weak series of one win in 8 games in the Premier League.

Allardyce, who was replaced by Silva last summer, isn’t a fan of the Spaniards playing style. “You can talk about playing it out from the back and attractive football, but you will never survive, as [former Everton managers] Ronald Koeman and Roberto Martinez learned,” Allardyce told talkSPORT. “They all played so-called better football than me, but they didn’t survive.”

Silva was confronted with Allardyce’s comments and wasn’t impressed. “One thing, you have to look at whether these people they love Everton, if they want Everton really winning, if they want some stability inside the club. OK, if there are real Everton fans talking like that, then maybe we have to be aware and to look at it.”

“But if some people don’t want good results, just instability within our club, they are not worth listening to. We have to look for what is important for us as a club. This club needs stability, our players need some stability, confidence, our fans also need that too. We have to be aware, and look for what is important for us as a club.”

“And what is important for us as a club is what is happening inside. And to be aware if the people love the club – this is the most important. Don’t be aware of what people say if they have another agenda. This is the main thing for me. “And believe me, I didn’t read, don’t know and it is not important for me [what Allardyce said].”

“OK he is one colleague, one coach as well, but I don’t know what he is saying and it really is not important. OK, maybe if it is David Moyes maybe I would listen because he did something really important at this club. But in this case it is not important at all.” Everton are currently in 11th place in the Premier League with 27 points from 21  games.

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