Everton rejected in approach for PL boss

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

Watford rejected Everton's approach for manager Marco Silva, according to multiple reports on Monday.

Over the weekend Silva, 40, emerged as the new frontrunner for the Toffees post, and then tonight (Monday) the Merseyside outfit made a decision to try their luck by knocking on Watford's door.

Representatives of the Merseyside club's majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, contacted the Hertfordshire club on Monday morning but were told Silva will not be allowed to leave Vicarage Road this season.

Everton under-23 coach David Unsworth is now in caretaker charge after Koeman was sacked less than 24 hours after the 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal on 22 October.

Sean Dyche and Sam Allardyce have both been discussed as potential alternatives at Goodison Park.

Caretaker boss David Unsworth claimed a first win in their last game before the worldwide break, coming from 2-0 down to beat Watford 3-2 at Goodison Park, and he remains in the running to land the job permanently. The Portuguese coach impressed with Hull despite their relegation last season, and he has already impressed with Watford, leading to Everton's interest - and it remains to be seen whether Everton return with a new approach.

That makes striking a deal unlikely and any progression from Everton's point of view hinges on Silva forcing the issue himself or an eye-watering offer Watford could not refuse.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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