Watford manager Marco Silva has responded to reports linking him with the vacant managerial position at Everton.Silva has apparently been installed as Everton’s number one target to replace Ronald Koeman after the Dutchman was sacked last month.
Reports have suggested that Watford have so far denied the Toffees permission to talk to their manager, who only took over at the club in the summer.
Speaking in his pre match press conference, Silva said:
“I dont know about an offer or not, but for now its a case for the owners and boards to talk to each other.”
Asked if he wants to talk to Everton, he responded:
“I dont answer this question. I read many many things during the week. First, they [the media] said that I don’t want to talk to anybody, then I want [to talk to Everton].
“What I need to do is talk to my owner, our board, and my players as well.
“I do my job normally during the week like I have since the first day.”
Asked if Everton would be a step up in his career from Watford, Silva added:
“I dont really want to talk about Everton, what I can talk about to you is the West Ham match”
He then refused to commit his future to Watford until the end of the season, but decided to say he was fully commited to the club for until he is no longer their manager.
Silva signed a two-year deal at Vicarage Road back in the summer after demonstrating his abilities at Hull City, where he drastically improved the Tigers results, but ultimately couldn’t keep them in the Premier League last season.