09 November 2019 14:31
Everton supporters have slammed rumours that Mark Hughes could be in line to take over as manager in the future. Marco Silva has been feeling the pressure over recent weeks as his side have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches, with that victory coming at home to West Ham last month. The Blues are travelling to the south coast to face Southampton on Saturday and will be hoping to pick up their first away win of the campaign in doing so. But pressure is undoubtedly building around the manager, and speculation around who could be next in line for the Goodison Park job is rising - despite Silva still being in position. According to the Daily Mail, both David Moyes and Mark Hughes would be on the shortlist if the Portuguese boss was to lose his job.
If Moyes or Hughes become @Everton manager than that's your lot from me! I'm serious @Everton if you appoint Mark Hughes, we're finished, it's over. Please god @Everton never ever Mark Hughes...ever — sergio (@royalblue78) November 9, 2019 If Mark Hughes or David Moyes replaces Marco Silva then I'm genuinely done with supporting Everton. It's gotta be an April fool joke if Mark Hughes is being linked to Everton surely — Mark (@Mark_Edgley) November 9, 2019 @Everton If you think Mark Hughes is a viable option, please, please, please, for once, listen to your supporters. Hughes' last managerial position was Southampton, from which he was sacked in December 2018 after a poor start to the campaign left the club in 18th.
"Hughes was sacked when Stoke and Southampton were in the relegation zone! Another said: "If Mark Hughes was ever to become Everton manager then I am going to bow out gracefully and leave you to it, there is only so much s*** you can take before you call it a day and that would be it for me." A third added: "Keep Mark Hughes away from Everton football club cannot stand the man." Another commented: "General consensus on Everton twitter today is if Mark Hughes comes near our club, Goodison will be empty every game. And a final user typed: "I am normally a very positive happy person but if Hughes comes in (which I don't think would happen) that would be the end of me and Everton. 3 David Moyes is also in the running for a return to Goodison Park, six years after leaving the club Credit: PA:Press Association Southampton host Everton on Saturday afternoon with both sides attempting to move clear of the relegation zone. Getty Images - Getty 4 Southampton have endured a bad start to the season After another summer of big investment, Everton find themselves at the wrong end of the table with manager Marco Silva's job reportedly under threat, having recorded just three wins from 11 games.
First-half goals from Theo Walcott and Richarlison were enough for Everton to earn Silva his first three points in charge of The Toffees. Getty Images - Getty 4 Marco Silva claimed his first win as Everton boss against Southampton. Southampton have won 11 Premier League home games against Everton – only against Newcastle (12) have they won more at the Dell/St Mary's in the competition. Everton have lost five of their last six Premier League away games against Southampton, winning the other 3-0 in August 2015. 11 of Southampton's 12 Premier League wins against Everton have come in home games (91.7 per cent). Of all teams to have beaten an opponent at least 10 times in the competition, only Newcastle against Southampton (12/13) have won a higher percentage at home (92.3 per cent). Southampton have won just one point in their opening five Premier League home games (W0 D1 L4) – only one team has ever picked up one point or fewer in their first six home games of a Premier League season, Birmingham in 2005/06 on their way to being relegated that campaign. Getty Images - Getty 4 Southampton are currently on a very poor run of form at home. Southampton have lost their last three home league games – they have never lost four in a row at St. Mary's, last losing four between April and August 1998 at their old stadium, The Dell (five games). Southampton have conceded 19 goals in their first five home Premier League games this season – the most by a top-flight team since the 1930/31 campaign (Blackpool 19, Manchester United 21). Everton are winless in eight Premier League away games (D3 L5), losing each of the last four. There has been a 90th minute goal in each of Everton's last three Premier League games (F2 A1), with two of those affecting the result. In total, Everton's games have seen four goals after 90+ minutes this season (F2 A2), no other sides have seen more. In all competitions, Everton's Theo Walcott has been involved in six goals in his last four appearances against his former side Southampton, scoring five and creating one. Southampton vs Everton: Team news Southampton welcomed Moussa Djenepo and Cedric back to first-team training following periods on the sidelines with tendon and calf problems respectively, but the Manchester City game was too soon for either player to be involved. Everton will be without Andre Gomes who suffered a horror ankle injury against Tottenham last time out, but Marco Silva said he could play again this season. Current Records: Southampton 2-7-2; Everton 3-6-2 Southampton and Everton are meeting up for their first leg of the season at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday at St. Mary's Stadium. The teams split their matchups last year, with Everton winning the first 2-1 at home and Southampton taking the second 2-1. On Saturday, Southampton fell a goal short of Manchester City, losing 2-1. Southampton got away with a 2-1 win when the two teams last met in January. Will they repeat their success, or does Everton have a better game plan this time around? St. Mary's Stadium Online streaming: Catch select Premier League matches on fuboTV (Try for free) Catch select Premier League matches on fuboTV (Try for free) Follow: CBS Sports App Southampton have won four out of their last seven games against Everton.