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Marco Silva and Everton could be a perfect fit

David Nugent in Editorial, English Premier League 14 Nov 2017

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According to the BBC, Watford have rejected an approach from Everton for boss Marco Silva. However, morning reports claim that the Portuguese boss would be highly interested in talking to the Merseysiders, despite only moving to Watford in the summer.

Everton were expected to appoint a new permanent boss in the international break. However, they have yet to get a new boss in. Silva is reportedly the man that Toffees majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri wants to fill the vacancy, well after Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone of course!

Silva is now the favourite for the Everton job

Since Ronald Koeman left the club, there have been numerous favourites to take over at Everton. Silva is now the favourite to fill the vacancy at odds of 3/ 4, despite his current employers rejecting the Toffees approaches.

Silva’s move to Hull in January to attempt to save the Humberside club always seemed like a short-term gig. Despite the Tigers suffering relegation, he showed enough in his short spell with Hull to make him a man in demand this summer.

Eventually, he chose to move to Watford and the Hornets are enjoying a bright campaign so far under the Portuguese boss. However, Watford have become a club that goes through a lot of bosses. A few bad results could change his situation completely.

A big move for Silva

Marco Silva seems like an ambitious young coach. The 40-year-old has already been successful in his homeland and Greece.

Silva earned his chance with Watford by his performance at Hull City. A move to Watford kept him in the Premier League. However, no doubt the boss labelled as ‘the next Jose Mourinho’ will have his sights set on the top of the game.

The former Estoril boss is unlikely to get any of the top-six jobs in the near future.  Moving to Everton would be the logical next step. The Merseysiders may be 15th in the Premier League, but Moshiri has big plans for the club.

A poor start to the campaign has derailed those plans slightly. However, with a clever boss at the helm, no doubt the Toffees will move up the table in a very quick fashion.

Silva would be handed big transfer resources in January and then next summer to build a team capable of challenging for the top-six spots in the near future.

Those that say moving from Watford to Everton is not a step up need to consider the potential of both clubs. Watford’s hierarchy are never going to sanction big spending. They seem quite happy with just being in the top-flight, which is fine.

Moshiri will sanction big spending, as he needs his team to be near the top of the table so that they will fill the clubs new planned stadium on the docks. Quite simply, Moshiri is speculating to accumulate in the future.

Interesting few days ahead

There could be an interesting few days ahead with this story. If Silva is interested, then the Portuguese boss may push for talks with the Merseysiders. There is even the drastic possibility that he could quit his role at Watford.

I highly doubt that Silva will quit his role in Hertfordshire. However, the 40-year-old will no doubt be considering his options at present. Everton will offer a bigger wage packet and probably better long-term prospects.

Silva is a boss who hits the ground running and as long as the Everton board and the fans see their team progress, then they would be patient with the rookie boss.

Marco Silva is not the finished product as a boss and Everton need major work. Maybe Everton could be the perfect place for Silva to gain knowledge and gain an even bigger reputation within the game.

For now, though, Marco Silva is the Watford boss. Whether that is the case by the end of the week is a completely different story, though.

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David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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