Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Burnley boss Sean Dyche calls for Everton link to end

Burnley boss Sean Dyche calls for Everton link to end

Everton are going to make a second attempt to sign Watford manager Marco Silva after their opening compensation package of £8.5 million was rejected by the Hornets.

Silva is now the forerunner to be named Ronald Koeman's successor despite the Hornets rejecting an initial £8.5 million approach from the Blues.

Silva was appointed the Watford manager in the summer of 2017 following his departure from Hull City at the end of last season.

He said: "This is the moment for the owners to talk to each other about the situation".

'I will say now what I will say tomorrow and on Sunday.

"It's a big club, nothing more". For me it's a normal situation. "I look at this situation like when a player performs well, and [another club] tries to approach the owner or club".

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"I am committed every day I work for the club". I don't want to talk really about Everton.

Ex-England manager Sam Allardyce this week distanced himself from the vacancy, having previously said he would consider it. This is an awesome club, with, in my opinion, the best fans, we saw that in the last game at Goodison. "From my point of view it gives me an extended opportunity to be successful with the squad of players", said Unsworth.

Unsworth, who stepped up after the sacking of Ronald Koeman, stated his intention to keep the job when he was made caretaker, but has lost three of his four games in charge.

In that time, Unsworth has overseen three defeats and one win, which was claimed prior to the worldwide break when the Toffees came from behind to secure a 3-2 victory over Watford.

"The people that matter know how I feel, they know my thoughts which will remain private". If it's me, wonderful. "Whoever gets the honour of being Everton manager, be it myself or whoever else, and I will shake their hand and wish them all the best because I want this club to succeed".

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is among the other managers to have been linked with the post.

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