Marco Silva is an intelligent young manager who has his inexperienced side playing exciting attacking football, with his emphasis on trying to score as many goals as possible.
Sam Allardyce isn’t any of those things.
However, Fat Sam did choose to start a war of words with the Watford boss after Everton were forced to turn to Allardyce after getting knocked back on Marco Silva.
When asked how he felt about that (being second choice to Silva), Sam Allardyce (aged 63) petulantly replied:
“Marco Silva’s track record has got no comparison with mine he got Hull City relegated last season.”
Marco Silva (aged 40) has now answered back with:
“I read what he (Fat Sam) said and it does not make sense.
“Go and see what he was doing at 40 years old, or see what he was doing in his first seven seasons as a coach.
“Then look at what I am doing at the same age or…wait until I am 63 years old and then compare us.”
Interesting indeed to see what the mega-successful (in his own fat head) Sam Allardyce was doing back when he was 40…
Surprisingly enough, back in 1994/95, Allardyce aged 40 wasn’t winning the Premier League (or managing Real Madrid), instead he was leading Blackpool to 12th in the English third tier (which was called the ‘Second Division’ at that particular time).
Then at the age of 41 he was sacked by third tier Blackpool.
At the age of 42 he found himself working at Sunderland’s Academy.
Then at the age of 43 he took over Notts County in January 1997 and the man who has never been relegated…got them relegated to the fourth tier of English football.
Which kind of puts a bit of perspective to a then 39 year old Marco Silva taking over a shocking Hull team in January, who had only got 13 points from their first 20 matches. Silva notched 21 points in the final 18 games but it wasn’t quite enough.
(Read HERE what Sam Allardyce has said about being let down financially when he was at Newcastle United)