The managerial merry-go-round has become a common aspect of football, with many coaches struggling to make a year at their respective clubs.
At the weekend, Watford dismissed head coach Marco Silva after just eight months in charge, and it appears that Everton had something to do with it.
In a statement released via the Hornets’ official website, the club blamed an “unwarranted approach” from a Premier League outfit for Silva’s run of poor form, which included one win in 11 top-flight matches.
BBC Sport claims that Everton were the unnamed club who tried to snatch the Portuguese coach from Vicarage Road in November when they were hunting for Ronald Koeman’s successor.
In the end, the Merseyside outfit hired Sam Allardyce, who signed a contract until the end of next season.
Following news of Silva’s departure from Watford, Everton fans are now debating whether or not the former Hull City boss will find his way to Goodison Park at some stage.
Everton should use this summer to get rid of Allardyce, hire Marco Silva at the earliest opportunity, and start again. #EFC
— Paul Carrott ? (@PaulCarrott3) January 22, 2018
— JoshRogersonJones (@JRJ_Josh) January 21, 2018
I have no idea why we would go back in for Silva in the summer. His PL record is abysmal and he's now proved his head can be turned when a bigger club shows interest #EFC
— David John Bignall (@dbignall85) January 21, 2018
Silva's teams CAN NOT defend. He is not the answer for Everton. His premier league record is abysmal too. We need a big name manager who has been successful. #EFC
— Tony Soprano (@BigT_soprano) January 21, 2018
— Paul Caton (@paul_caton) January 21, 2018
— Lee ArmiTAGE (@MrLeeArmitage) January 21, 2018
— Andrew Graves (@andrewgravess) January 21, 2018
Are we safe? Do we think we’re safe? Do we just sack big sam now and get silva in? Do we still want silva?? #EFC
— EvertonFanZone (@EvertonFanZone1) January 21, 2018
Everton have failed to win in their last six league matches, but they remain ninth in the standings.