Watford veteran goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has praised Marco Silva suggesting that the Portuguese us one of the finest mangers in the world before stating that he is too good for Everton.
Watford hired Marco Silva over the summer following his admirable job for Hull City last term and after joining the Hornets; the 40-year-old has impressed once again this season and he is now regarded as one of the most coveted managers in the Premier League.
Watford may only be occupying 10th place in the Premier League table currently but more importantly, they are playing a brand of exciting fearless football which has left many fans of the club pleasantly surprised by their own team.
Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has clearly been left impressed by Silva and the Brazilian goalkeeper has recently gone as far as to say that the Portuguese tactician is already was among the best managers in the world.
Gomes said, “It surprised me a lot! He is a manager who, despite being very young, has the respect of all. He knows how to get the best of the players, to respect and be respected, besides all the quality he has as a manager.
“The work he does before the game, the analysis of the opponent… It surprised me positively, although we already had some information about him before his arrival, for what he did at Hull. He’s a professional of high quality.”
“I’ve been in England for many years and I’ve never had a manager who was as close to the players as Marco is. Sometimes we need someone to come to us and ask us how we are, if everything is okay with our lives… He always has the door open. He thinks a lot about that kind of detail. He has the distance as a manager for the respect he imposes, but as a human being he is always very close to the players.”
“In the two seasons prior to Marco’s arrival, we also started well, but we were not consistent. We could not ride the whole season. The ambition of the club to bring Marco was with the prospect of broadening our horizons. He didn’t tell us: ‘we will stay in the first half of the table, in eighth place’… He asked us to commit to work and with the club, thinking game by game.”
Due to his fine job at Watford, Silva was strongly linked with a move to Everton following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman as manager but Gomes stated that he was right to reject the Toffees as he is capable of joining a much bigger team.
He continued, “These are more personal matters, which relate to Marco, but of course it was important for him to continue with us. He showed that he wants to stay at Watford and finish at least this season.
“I hope he stays with us for a long time, but I have no doubt he’s a first-rate manager. With all due respect for Everton, I think he’s a manager for much more than Everton. No doubt.”