Player investments of almost £200 million in Silva reign now a question mark as Everton face huge loss

6 December 2019

Marco Silva
Photo: Getty Images In the one and a half years that Silva was in charge, Everton spent almost £200 million on players like Richarlison, Yerry Mina, Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean in a bid to capitalise on the breakup of the traditional Premier League top six

Everton's owner, Farhad Moshiri, backed Marco Silva heavily in trying to bring greatness back to Goodison Park, but the club now find themselves in the relegation zone with few apparent prospects left. 

According to Off The Pitch's Financial Forecast, Everton are predicted to record a massive loss for the 2018/19 season, largely due to decreasing turnover as well as increasing wages and amortisation costs.

Silva has the worst points average of any permanent Everton manager in the last 17 years.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Following a lengthy spell of poor performances, the sacking of Marco Silva came as little surprise to most people, but beneath the surface at Goodison Park there is a much greater tale of massive investment yielding few tangible results, which now leaves Everton's next manager with the likely possibility of leading under heavy financial restraints.  

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