Reports in England are suggesting former Watford manager Marco Silva could be appointed the new Everton boss in the coming weeks.
Current chief Sam Allardyce is expected to depart shortly, being paid off the remaining year on his contract – thought to be in the region of £6m – after guiding the Blues to a top half Premier League finish.
However, his unspectacular brand of football – allayed to an aloofness regarding the club’s players and supporters in the media – has seen him increasingly come in for criticism from Everton fans.
Silva was heavily linked with the vacant Goodison job following Ronald Koeman’s departure in October, before the Toffees were apparently put off by a £15m fee to secure his signature.
The Portuguese was eventually dismissed by Watford in January after a run of one win in 11, with apparent interest “from a Premier League rival” also cited as a key factor in the decision for his dismissal.
A deal to bring in Silva could also see two of Watford’s star men on the Goodison radar: Brazilian forward Richarlson – signed by Silva for the Hornets last July – and Player of the Year Abdoulaye Doucoure as he sets about improving the Toffees’ fortunes in 2018/19.