There was a time when Everton consistently used to find themselves on the brink of Champions League places. However, since the time of David Moyes at Goodison Park, the landscape of English football has changed a lot.
In the last few years, the so-called big six have asserted their dominance in the Premier League. These six sides have been fighting among themselves for top-four places for quite some time, the only exception being Leicester City in their title-winning season.
Everton has spent a lot in the last few transfer windows to breach into this top-six, but they have come up short up until now. The likes of Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce have come and gone, but the Merseysiders have found it hard to take the next step.
However, it appears that they have finally cracked the code with the appointment of Marco Silva in the hot seat. Silva has had small but successful spells with Hull City and Watford in the English football.
This job is arguably the biggest of his career, and he has risen to the occasion in the first few months.
Furthermore, he has been supported by the club in the market. Everton has spent a decent amount of money on signings like Richardson, Yerri Mina, Bernard, Andre Gomes, and Lucas Digne during the last window.
The Portuguese manager has made an on-the-spot impact in Merseyside, and the Toffees look like a much-different side this season.
Now, it might not be enough to catch big boys this season, but it’s a start in the right direction. Furthermore, as things stand, Everton is just a couple of points behind Manchester United, who sit in the sixth spot.
It would be unrealistic to expect Silva’s side to compete with the likes of Manchester United this season, but they are indeed knocking on the doors of the top-six.
And if United doesn’t improve their form soon, Everton would make sure to take advantage of the situation.
Hence, the new project at Everton has made a great start, and it is headed in the right direction. There have also been talks about further foreign investment in the club, and it appears that exciting times lie ahead for Everton.