Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Watford reject Everton approach for manager Marco Silva

Watford reject Everton approach for manager Marco Silva

Everton are willing to double Marco Silva's wages and give him a considerable January transfer fund to try and persuade the highly-rated Watford manager to join Goodison Park in mid-season.

The Portuguese nearly pulled off a miracle by keeping Hull in the Premier League last season before switching to Watford, where he has also started well.

Despite the rejection Silva remains the favourite at the top of the Next Everton Manager Market, ahead of David Unsworth and Sean Dyche, but you can bet your last penny that Everton will try their luck again.

However any prospective deal will still depend on a compensation package that convinces the Vicarage Road hierarchy to let the 40-year-old go.

But Watford have reportedly refused to part ways with their Portuguese manager after representatives of Everton owner Farhad Moshiri made enquiries on Monday, according to The Telegraph.

Simon Jordan claims leaving Watford would not do Hornets boss Marco Silva any favours.

'Everton, who spent £140 million on players (this summer), offered Watford only £8.5 million for Silva'. No Hornets boss has managed more than 50 games since the days of Gianfranco Zola, and to lose Silva after just 11 league games would be a huge blow for the club.

Since parting ways with Dutchman Ronald Koeman towards the end of last month, the Toffees - now in the hands of David Unsworth on an interim basis - have been linked with a number of possible replacements, such as Sam Allardyce, Sean Dyche and Diego Simeone.

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