Marco Silva appears to be done in England – but he remains a managerial mystery | Barney Ronay

The surely doomed Everton manager has been in the English game for three years but has not grown roots at any of his three clubs, built no notable teams and won only 32 league matches“Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.” When it comes to Marco Silva and the Premier League it is tempting to wonder which part of Joseph Heller’s dictum is most applicable. The third part? All of them? None?There was something haunting about the sight of Silva on the Anfield touchline as Liverpool scored four goals in the first half on Wednesday evening. Usually managers in this position – forced to stand in the light as a game, a season, a version of their own future slips away – have a set of mannerisms to sustain them. Continue reading…