According to The Telegraph, Everton have agreed a £4m compensation fee with Watford for Marco Silva, whom the Toffees appointed as their manager in the summer.
Hertfordshire outfit Watford were furious with their fellow Premier League club after attempts were made to bring the Portuguese north in November 2017 following the sacking of then-boss Ronald Koeman, although, now that an agreement has been reached, this is surely the end of the matter.
The former Hornets boss filled the vacant role left by Sam Allardyce at the Goodison Park helm prior to the start of the 18/19 season but has had far from an enjoyable time on Merseyside so far.
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Silva’s side have largely underperformed and, despite their respectable position in the standings, will surely feel that they should be doing better. They have lost five of their last six games in all competitions and are in desperate need of a result against Cardiff, who they face on Tuesday.
Here’s how the Evertonians reacted on Twitter…
Haha sure we offered more than that originally!
— Pete Edwards (@PeteEds78) February 22, 2019
will they take him back as well for that
— woodsy (@woodsy1994) February 22, 2019
Good result ! A points deduction would have relegated us !
— @petedil (@petedil) February 22, 2019
They can have him back !!
— Wayno (@waynewhewell) February 22, 2019
Can we now make an ‘amicable’ agreement to get rid.
— Mark (@MJ_Toffee) February 22, 2019
Good to see Watford and #EFC come to an agreement over Marco Silva.
See you in the summer when we’ll take Javi Gracia, lads.
— Dave Downie (@daviddownie17) February 22, 2019
Can’t we just give him back?
— Bern (@bernieo63) February 22, 2019
Did we keep the receipt?
— teadrinker68 (@teadrinker68) February 22, 2019
£4m compo for a manager we are going sack costing the club even more millions. Well done Everton ???
— Jack Burton’s Reflexes (@Evans48J) February 22, 2019