Everton forward Richarlison has claimed that manager Marco Silva is a father figure for him.

The 21-year old has developed a strong bond with Silva, who brought him to the Premier League with Watford last summer.

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Having signed for Silva again this summer, now with the Toffees, Richarlison has shown some good early season form, and the Brazil international feels that his relationship with the gaffer has helped him in settling fast.

Richarlison has already scored four goals in six Premier League games since his £40million move from the Hornets, and he has fast become one of Everton’s strongest attacking outlets.

Richarlison also expressed his gratitude to Silva for having faith in him, as quoted by Mirror Sport as saying:

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.

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.