Struggling English Premier League (EPL) side Everton on Thursday sacked their manager Marco Silva after 18 months in charge.
Naija News reports that Silva’s last game in charge was a 5-2 thrashing by Liverpool in Premier League.
The Blues conceded five times to Liverpool for the first time since 1982.
“Everton Football Club can confirm that manager Marco Silva has left the Club,” Everton said in a statement.
“Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the first team and will manage the side for the game against Chelsea on Saturday.”
A run of eight defeats in 11 games sealed Silva’s fate after the club spent big in last summer’s transfer window.
Silva becomes the fourth Premier League manager to be sacked in little over two weeks after Tottenham, Arsenal and Watford also fired Mauricio Pochettino, Unai Emery and Quique Sanchez Flores respectively.
The former Hull and Watford boss becomes the fourth managerial casualty since Farhad Moshiri took charge of Everton in 2016 after Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce.
David Moyes has been linked with a return to Goodison as Silva’s successor as a stop-gap until the end of the season.