There was a moment yesterday which gave another fabulous and piercing insight into the character of our manager Slaven Bilic.
The Irons had just pulled themselves back to 2-2 and as we entered the last minute of the game the Irons scourge called Romelu Lukaku was taken off to receive a well deserved reception from the locals.
BUT …it wasn’t just the Everton fans who wanted to show their appreciation of a player who is probably on his way to Bayern Munich in the summer.
Most opposition managers would have had far too much on their minds as their team pushed for the unlikeliest win in the world.
But not Mr Bilic! As Lukaku ran off, the Irons boss had an arm outstretched towards him and when the player went by without noticing the beaming smile of appreciation for his performance, Slav made after him.
I’m sure he would have given him a typical kiss and a cuddle had he received the opportunity but the striker quickly disappeared down the tunnel.
This was all happening at the peak of the astonishing comeback as the Irons poured forward and finally grabbed the winner. Most managers would have had much more selfish matters on their minds
Yet our manager wanted to give a personal ‘well done’ to a member of the opposition for whom he clearly has enormous respect. WHAT A MAN!
That is the mark of this bloke – every week the respect and admiration grows and grows. Just how lucky are we that all those other so big hitting bosses turned us down.
Super Slav – WE LOVE YOU!