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Stop it, get some help: Marco Silva isn’t leaving for Benfica


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A report from Portugal today indicated that Liga NOS giants Benfica have placed Marco Silva on something of a contingency list for finding a new manager. That is to say that if Benfica do not get one of their main targets, they’ll turn to Silva.

Via Sport Witness:

..newspapers believe that it’s the club’s intention to get rid of Rui Vitória soon.

This Thursday, newspaper Correio da Manhã brings a story claiming that there are three options who Benfica are currently considering. And in case none of them works, then there are two backups.

The three options would be Jorge Jesus, Leonardo Jardim and Abel Ferreira. Then in case the Eagles fail to get all of them, Marco Silva and Paulo Fonseca could be contacted.

Fellow countrymen or not, Everton’s main man Marco is nobody’s plan B. Silva has admittedly acquired a bit of a reputation as someone who likes to go from job to job, but let’s be real here. If Marco Silva were to take a new job just a few months into his Everton career (he’s not), it wouldn’t be for a smaller club, lesser ambitions, and a significantly worse paycheck. Benfica have nice uniforms, but they’re not out here buying players from Barcelona.

In summary, the Portuguese press could take a lesson from Michael Jordan.