clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Silva grilled by young Toffees as Everton boss buys into People’s Club spirit

The Portuguese was asked some tricky questions!

Everton FC v Cardiff City - Premier League Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Everton boss Marco Silva had to answer some tough questions by two young Blues he surprised after Saturday’s win over Cardiff.

Brothers Charlie and Joe Sampson had the opportunity to meet the Toffees manager as a reward for their selfless charity work that raised almost £2,000 for Everton in the Community and homeless charity the Brett Foundation.

Inspired by ‘The Goodison Sleepover’, which saw David Unsworth’s U23 squad camp out at Goodison Park, the brothers held their own two-week sleepover in their back garden.

Their efforts soon gained widespread attention, even receiving a letter from Prime Minister Theresa May (very impressive given what she is dealing with right now).

The two young Blues are regulars at Goodison Park along with their dad Tony and grandfather, also Charlie, despite living 200 miles away in Maidenhead.

However, the game against Tottenham on December 23 will be their last for a while as the family will relocate to Chicago in the new year.

Before they head stateside the club wanted to ensure their charitable efforts were recognised and so arranged for the youngsters to have a chat with Silva after the Cardiff game.

They also managed to sneak in a few questions, including who is the fastest player and who is his Silva’s favourite player - though the Portuguese managed to duck out of answering that question!

It was only a small gesture by the club and Silva but goes a long way to maintain Everton’s close bonds with its supporters.

Silva has only been at the club a few months but is fully buying into the project (even if his contractually obliged I’m sure) and again demonstrated how the club get things right off the pitch.

Well done too to young Charlie and Joe, a wonderful gesture and worthy members of the People’s Club.