Everton's post-Marco Silva problem: The next step isn't obvious

What Everton do next is really, really important.

Unfortunately for Marco Silva, who was dismissed late on Thursday evening, the team's position and performances this season had become indefensible and, given the outlay on new players over the summer, he can have few complaints about being asked to leave his keys on the desk and to turn the lights off on his way out.

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.