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Everton’s Silva not losing sleep over threat of being fired

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Everton manager / head coach Marco Silva reacts during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on August 23, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

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Marco Silva insists he is not losing sleep — quite literally — over the growing threat he could be fired as Everton manager over any further disappointing performances and results.

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Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has remained rather quiet on the topic of Silva’s employment in recent weeks, lending further fuel to the fire of reports that his position is under intense internal scrutiny and consideration. As Silva sees it, he’s doing everything he can, and that’s all he can do — quotes from the BBC:

“Of course I sleep. When you give your maximum every day, why would you not sleep? I don’t waste my time thinking about that. Not one minute. My focus is on what I can control.”

“Of course, we know in sport, as always, you have to perform - that’s me, the manager, the players, for everyone.

“It’s also important, after a couple of years of instability, to stick together in this situation. It is important that everyone has the feeling that we can turn this around to better results.”

Everton’s upcoming run of games won’t get any easier for Silva, who is set to face second-place Leicester, first-place Liverpool and fourth-place Chelsea, in that order, beginning Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET (Watch live on NBC Sports Gold). Silva might need a major miracle to survive that horrid stretch of fixtures on the back of just two wins from his side’s last nine Premier League games.

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