Marco Silva insists he isn’t panicking nor is he feeling the pressure despite Everton’s terrible recent form.
The Toffees’ 3-2 humiliation at Millwall on Saturday made it seven defeats in 12 games in all competitions since the start of December.
That alarming dip in form, as well as the manner of some of the defeats, has understandably turned the heat up on Silva just six months into his Goodison tenure.
But the Portuguese came out fighting in his pre-Huddersfield press conference, fielding a number of questions about his future.
When asked about what support he had received from the board in wake of the Millwall defeat, Silva said:
“I am always in contact [with Kenwright and Moshiri].
”We have had some chats as always after a good or bad results.
”We are just looking to tomorrow’s match. Saturday was disappointing for us all.”
When asked whether he was feeling more pressure during this recent dreadful run, he replied.
“No. My job is always difficult. It is always difficult when you are working at a club like Everton.
”I am here to do my job and work hard to change many, many things.”
Silva already revealed earlier this month that the club were unlikely to bring any new players in this window as there wasn’t the “right financial conditions” to buy.
He was asked again whether improvements could be made to the squad in the transfer market where he gave a similar answer:
“I understand you are always talking about spending money but it is important to have the support of the owner.
”Spending money doesn’t mean you are doing everything well. Spending money doesn’t mean good results straight away.
”We improved the squad last time [in the summer] I have no doubts and we will do so in the future.
”For now, we have to work with the squad. I know what the club needs.”
Silva accepted that the fans are not happy at the club’s recent form and insists he shares their concern.
He also hinted towards what many supporters are also saying - that this is a long-term project and making any rash moves now are unlikely to benefit the club.
“In October, November, when we were playing well and doing what is our obligation as club, I told you many, many things we had to improve.
”I am not happy with the last month and a half, but I am not panicking.”
“We as a club cannot panic. Even if we are not happy, even if the fans are disappointed.
”I am also, but I am not panicking because we as a club cannot panic if we want to do the right things in the future.”