Everton have reportedly sack their manager Marco Silver after Wednesday 5-2 Merseyside derby defeat against the League leader Liverpool which left the Toffees in 18th position in the Premier League table.

Duncan Ferguson is set to take temporary charge of the first team ahead of Saturday’s game against Chelsea with Everton saying “the club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible”.

The club confirmed his departure on yesterday evening with the members of his staff after they hold meeting a meeting the owner of the club Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright at their Finch Farm training ground.

Silva arrived in May 2018 and led Everton to an eighth-place finish last season – but they are currently on a run of one win in six and have just 14 points from 15 Premier League games this season.

The Portuguese was also heavily backed in the transfer market, spending £120m in the summer, adding to the level of expectancy and pressure on Silva to deliver a top-six finish this season.

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