Everton today announced the appointment of Marco Silva as the new manager of the club on a three-year deal. Silva’s tenure starts tomorrow, along with new Director of Football Marcel Brands.
Silva’s coaching staff at the Toffees will have one familiar face. Former Blues’ striker and club legend Duncan Ferguson is the only member of staff retained from the crew Sam Allardyce commanded. The Scotsman was initially appointed as a member of Ronald Koeman’s staff a couple of years ago, and stayed on during David Unsworth’s interim tenure and into Big Sam’s short stint.
Joining Silva at Everton will be Joao Pedro as his assistant manager, along with fitness coach Pedro Conceicao. The team have been working together since 2011 when Silva was in charge at Portuguese second division side Estoril. Silva and Sousa have been friends since 1998 when they played together at Trofense.
During Silva’s stint at Hull City and Watford FC, he added goalkeeping coach Hugo Oliveira and scout Antonis Lemonakis who will also be joining his backroom staff at Goodison Park. Oliveira brings a lot of his experience in his role from a six-year stint at Benfica and with the Portuguese national team before that at the 2010 World Cup under Carlos Queiroz.