Watford manager Marco Silva has refused to divulge into reports linking him with the vacancy at Everton, but has hinted that he may leave Vicarage Road in the future if something big comes along.
Everton have been widely reported to have been hot on the heels of Silva, 40, for the past few weeks but Sky Sports has recently claimed that they have reached an agreement with Watford to stop pursuing him after multiple failed approaches.
When quizzed by reporters about the interest from Goodison Park on Monday, the Portuguese boss maintained that he is only currently focused on what is happening with the Hornets for the time-being, but is open to the idea of maybe leaving in the future.
“I can’t talk about this situation, I am the Watford manager,” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports on their Premier League build-up live blog on Monday [2:09pm].
“Of course you ask me but I don’t want to talk about this situation. Most important for me is our game tomorrow. You need to ask them, not myself.
He added: “I am sure if I keep going, if I continue to do my work, maybe good things come in the future but for me the most important thing is always the next day, the next training session, the next match.”
Silva oversaw the relegation of Hull from the Premier League last season but managed to do a good enough job to impress Watford to hire him in the summer.
He has since worked wonders at Vicarage Road and has kept the Hornets within touching distance of some of the big guns in the English top-flight after a series of impressive result.
Everton have been looking for a new manager for over a month following Ronald Koeman’s sacking in October.
Plenty of managers have been linked with the job to succeed the Dutchman and it seems that patience is wearing thin among the fanbase after caretaker manager David Unsworth oversaw a heavy 4-1 defeat at Southampton on Sunday.
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