Portuguese manager Marco Silva believes financial restrictions led to the premature conclusion of his time with the Premier League club Everton.
The 42-year-old was sacked by the Liverpool-based club on December 5, 2019 after series of unimpressive results and was replaced by former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Ex-Everton chief Silva, while talking to Sky Sports, revealed that financial restrictions during the transfer market played a huge role in him losing his job at the Goodison Park.
“In football, many of the decisions we have to make in the moment,” said Silva.
“And after one game, you can look to the game, analyse the game; if you did that or that, possibly would be different or not. Each day we have to prepare your team for the next day, and after for the match as well.
“Marcel Brands already spoke about the situation in the market, how the market was difficult for us, because we had a tough market the season before. In my opinion, we did fantastic the way we finished.
“Of course, it will be key decisions for us to get stronger this season, and the season after.”
“I knew the club for a year, Marcel as well, and it will be a key situation. It was a difficult market for us. If you look for what we did, full confidence in the players that we signed in that period.
“Young players, most of them came in the last week of the market, and it is always difficult when something happens. Not to find excuses, this interview is not for that, but we are talking openly about the situation.”
Silva joined Everton in the summer of 2018 after a temporary term of former England manager Sam Allardyce who made sure the club stayed in the England’s top division for another season.
Despite starting brightly, Silva found it hard to keep the momentum going and finished with just 40% win success rate after managing to guide the team to 25 victories in 61 matches.
However, it was Silva’s second-longest stay at any club during his managerial life as he was in charge of the Everton team for 553 days.
Everton fans will hope that a coach with the track record of Ancelotti can be the man to lead the club back into top-six contention in the 2020-21 campaign.