English football club Everton has dismissed its manager Marco Silva after 18 months in charge.
The club confirmed his departure on Thursday evening along with members of his staff after lengthy talks with club owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright at their Finch Farm training ground.
The lay off is coming after Wednesday’s 5-2 defeat to Liverpool in the Merseyside derby left them 18th in the Premier League.
Silva was dismissed midway through a three-year contract with Everton languishing in the relegation zone after eight defeats in their past 11 Premier League matches.
Silva who took office in May 2018 won 24 and lost 24 of his 60 games.
“The club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible,” Everton said.
However, the club has appointed Former striker Duncan Ferguson temporarily and he will manage the side against Chelsea on Saturday.