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Silva set to take charge of trip to Leicester City

The Everton boss looks to have staved off the sack for at least one more game

Southampton FC v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Marco Silva looks set to remain manager of Everton for their next match away to Leicester City on Sunday.

Silva, 42, has been under pressure at Goodison Park for a number of weeks now but, according to Sky Sports’ Alan Myers, Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat to Norwich City has not proved the final straw.

Norwich arrived at Goodison bottom of the league and with only one away point all season, with a draw and six defeats in their previous seven league games, but outplayed a feeble Everton to record a fully-deserved victory.

This triggered a chorus of boos at full-time from the home crowd, who also joined in with the Norwich fans singing “you’re getting sacked in the morning” to Silva, while a board meeting was said to have been called in the immediate aftermath of the match.

Everton returned to Finch Farm on Tuesday for the first time since Saturday’s dismal defeat, having been given Sunday and Monday off.

Sunday’s trip to Leicester, second in the league, begins a horrendous run of pre-Christmas fixtures for Everton, which also includes clashes with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and a Carabao Cup quarter-final tie at home to the Foxes.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and former Everton boss David Moyes are just two of the many names to have been linked with Silva’s job should he soon be relieved of his duties.