By Danny Wright

11th Nov, 2017 | 4:15pm

Betting update: Euro boss new second fave for Everton job after odds slashed

By Danny Wright

Watford manager Marco Silva is the new second favourite to be named the next permanent Everton manager, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.

SkyBet have Silva, 40, priced at 6/4 after his odds were slashed to be just a fraction behind favourite David Unsworth (6/5).

The Portuguese manager, who oversaw Hull’s relegation form the Premier League last season, has now stormed ahead of Sam Allardyce (5/1) and Sean Dyche (8/1) in the running.

Just on Thursday, Silva was fourth in the running at 12/1 after Unsworth became favourite, seemingly due to Allardyce making a revelation that he had not been approached for the Goodison Park vacancy in spite of widespread reports.

The European manager has worked wonders in his two first, but brief, spells in English football.

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He was unlucky to see Hull relegated last season when he almost saved them from the abyss while the early fixtures of this campiagn have seen Watford show encouraging signs of a top-half finish.

Unsworth, who is currently in caretaker charge, got the better of ex-Olympiakos boss Silva last week when Everton came from two goals behind to beat Watford 3-2 at Goodison, with Tom Cleverely missing a very late penalty of the Hornets.

The caretaker boss has recently given an update on the manager search, claiming that he is yet to hear of any update since that win over Watford.

In other Everton news, the Toffees would have to stump up a seven-figure compensation fee for what is believed to be Bill Kenwright’s No 1 choice to take the job.

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