Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Watford rebuff Everton approach for Marco Silva

Watford rebuff Everton approach for Marco Silva

The Daily Mail claims that Silva, 40, does want talks with the Toffees after officials of the Merseyside club made contact with the Hornets on Monday morning.

The Toffees have been without a manager since parting ways with Ronald Koeman following their defeat to Arsenal last month. However, the club are only two points clear of safety and are out of the Europa League and Carabao Cup, after not winning any of the eight games prior to the 3-2 victory.

Silva only arrived at Vicarage Road in the summer after failing to keep Hull in the Premier League last season.

Despite having suffered a dip in form, losing their last three consecutive matches prior to the global break, the Hornets now find themselves in ninth place, six positions and four points ahead of Everton, who have endured a nightmare start to the campaign.

Everton are now assessing their options and considering whether it is worth stepping up their pursuit of Silva.

Silva is understood to be Everton's preferred candidate amid doubts over the attainability of both Sam Allardyce and Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

They could instead hand current caretaker David Unsworth more time before reassessing their situation in the summer.

Having lost to Leicester in his first league game in temporary control of the team, Unsworth led Everton to a 3-2 victory over (incidentally) Marco Silva's Watford before the global break.

The former Everton defender now looks set to still be in charge for Saturday's trip to Crystal Palace.

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