Silva backed by Everton defender
Everton's Seamus Coleman says manager Marco Silva needs to be given time to build his own squad and implement his style of play.
Silva has endured a tough first season in charge at Goodison Park and at times his position as manager has been questioned.
Everton held neighbours Liverpool to a 0-0 draw in the Merseyside derby on Sunday, putting a dent in the Reds' title chances and easing the pressure on Silva.
"It's one of the things I don't like about modern day football; it always seems to go on the manager's toes and us players seem to get away with murder a little bit," Coleman told Sky Sports.
"I think there is a lot of emphasis on teams doing badly. It's something that I don't agree with. I think managers need time and the manager here is working very hard.
"It's not going to happen overnight or one season. He needs to get his own players in, implement his own style of play. That goes for all around the league. I think owners need to be a bit more patient."
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