Richarlison opens up on close bond with boss Silva, saying he’s like a father

Richarlison claims Everton boss Marco Silva is a father figure for him.

The Brazil international forward has developed a close bond with Silva since he first brought him to England when he joined him at Watford last August from Rio de Janeiro club Fluminense.

Silva then made the 21-year-old one of his key signings at Everton this summer, and he has been repaid with four goals in six Premier League appearances for the Blues.

Richarlison is grateful to the Portuguese boss for showing such faith in him by splashing out £40million to take him to Goodison, and said: “I see Marco as a father.


"He came to Brazil to bring me to England and to help me realise the dream of playing in the Premier League.”

Richarlison is devoting much of his free time to learning English on the advice of Silva and knows mastering the language will help him long-term.

“He convinced me to have three English lessons a week and I really want to learn quickly because it will be important for the rest of my career,” he said.

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“Marco is a very organised coach, who demands a lot of his players. He’s always on the training pitch to show us how to do things.

“When I need some additional explanation I go to his office and we talk.

“That helps me a lot on the pitch and not only from a tactical point of view.”

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