According to reports in The Mirror, West Ham United are ready to go head-to-head in the battle to appoint Marco Silva this summer.
Well, The Mirror says that the former Hull City and Watford boss is the Merseyside outfit’s No.1 managerial target this summer with Sam Allardyce likely to be sacked, but the east London club are also interested with David Moyes – whom Hammers fans on Twitter don’t want to stay – unlikely to be kept on after his contract expired at the end of the season.
The Mirror says that Silva is keen on a Premier League return and has already been sounded out regarding the potential opportunity at Goodison Park, but he is also aware of potential interest from West Ham.
The 40-year-old only joined Watford during the summer but he quickly showed the qualities that he has as a manager after they made a brilliant start to the campaign.
The Portuguese boss generally showed he was tactically astute and makes the right decisions at the right times, but interest in him from Everton when they sacked Koeman in October ultimately put paid to his reign at Vicarage Road.
Having reportedly fallen out with the board and some of his players, he was sacked in January having won eight of his 26 fixtures in charge.
He certainly could be, yes.
During his spells with Hull and Watford he has shown a lot of signs that he has a really bright future as a manger, but he certainly isn’t the finished product yet.
The 6-0 defeat at home to Manchester City back in September certainly showed some naivety, but his willingness to use a range of different systems and playing styles is certainly impressive.
That said, the east London outfit should be wary of his mentality and attitude considering he wasn’t happy about Watford not allowing him to talk to Everton just months after he had joined them.
The same thing could easily happen with Silva and one of the top sides in the Premier League should he do well, and West Ham shouldn’t want someone that is going to want out or lose focus if another clubs shows interest in him.