It’s finally done.
Everton have sacked Sam Allardyce just a few days after the end of the season, with Marco Silva lined up to replace him.
Watford are still trying to have their say in Everton’s desire, with an official complaint submitted to the Premier League over an alleged illegal approach for Silva by the Merseyside club; The Times say officials from both clubs met last month but Watford rejected Everton’s compensation package.
It’s in Everton’s interests to reach an agreement with Watford should they wish to hire Silva early this summer, and the club hope to get a deal done soon to appease a fanbase who have had to endure a campaign only just short of miserable.
But, Everton fans, savour the highs Silva brings your club as they will be fleeting – a drop in the ocean for a man who is loyal only when being so benefits himself.
Watford started the season with some impressive performances under Silva
Silva should be grateful his reputation remains intact, despite taking Hull down to the Championship and leading Watford to just five points from a possible 30 towards the end of his spell in Hertfordshire.
Watford blamed ‘a Premier League rival’ in their statement announcing the sacking of Silva, and it was as if the club had been learning from Silva’s own playbook in how to keep your reputation intact.
Even when the Hornets had gone on a run of just one win in 11 matches Silva refused to accept he was at fault; injury problems, a lack of depth and…