Following Everton's New Year's Day defeat to Leicester, Sam Allardyce offered some words of advice to Marco Silva, the man who succeeded him as Everton boss.
Allardyce managed Everton for six months last season, guiding them from 13th when he took over in late November to and an eighth place finish. He believes Silva's brand of football is not conducive to getting results.
"You can talk about playing it out from the back and attractive football, but you will never survive, as Ronald Koeman and Roberto Martinez learned," Allardyce told Talksport. "They all played so-called better football than me, but they didn’t survive."
Silva thinks little of Allardyce's advice.
"I am not here to make comments about him," Silva told the Telegraph.
"You have to look at whether these people love Everton, if they want Everton really winning, if they want some stability inside the club?"
The Portuguese added that if there is a former Everton manager whose advice he would heed, it would be David Moyes.
If there are real Everton fans talking like that, then maybe we have to be aware and to look at it, but if some people don’t want good results, just instability within our club, they are not worth listening to. If it is David Moyes, maybe I would listen because he did something really important at this club.
If somebody loves our club and they are not happy, OK. I see a person who loves our club and wants us to win. If not, I do not care. In this case, it is not important at all.
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