Everton fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva.
The Hornets confirmed on their official Twitter account on Sunday that Silva, 40, had left Vicarage Road after a poor run of form and had announced on their official website that an “unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival” played a huge part in the decision.
???? | #watfordfc has parted company with Marco Silva.
The Club will seek to make a swift appointment and there will be no further comment until that appointment has been made.
More here ⤵️https://t.co/vQbbURcTbn
— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) January 21, 2018
Everton were widely reported to have made multiple approaches for Silva during their search for a new manager in November.
The Toffees reportedly made offers worth over £10million in compensation to lure the Portuguese boss away from Vicarage Road to be successor to Ronald Koeman.
After failing in their hunt for Silva, Everton eventually settled for Sam Allardyce after a very drawn-out process.
Now, with Silva available after being sacked by Watford, Everton fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Joseph Prebble (@JosephPrebble) January 21, 2018
— Cookie (@CookiesComment) January 21, 2018
I would take Marco silva 100% at Everton. Young manager started really well with Watford. He's definitely a long term option to build for the future in my opinion
— ForeverEverton (@_evertonfc_page) January 21, 2018
Sooo… Marco Silva sacked from Watford, he is a free agent. Sure we have to wait for that appointment until the summer? #EFC
— László Balázs (@Latzrex) January 21, 2018
Seen it coming months ago and some of our delusional fans actually wanted him! Not only that, some were still talking about getting him in the summer ???? #silva #WatfordFC #EFC https://t.co/b6nEF3IFsQ
— Simon Williams (@SiddyWilliams) January 21, 2018
I'd rather Silva than Allardyce, infact I'd rather have Moyes than Allardyce and I hate Moyes. #EFC
— Rob Kavanagh (@Kavanini1878) January 21, 2018
Ring ring,ring ring.
Marco Silva: Hello
EFC: Just looking at next season, what Left Back would you be interested in?#EFC
— Adrian Egley (@adyady14) January 21, 2018
Silva joined Watford from Hull in the summer despite overseeing the Tigers’ relegation from the Premier League.
He had a great start to life with the Hornets, but with just one win in his last six, it was too bad a run for the clubs’ owners to sit by and let carry on.
Watford are aiming to come to a speedy resolution to their manager hunt.
In other Everton news, the Toffees are willing to offload this £28.8million duo this month.