Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says that Marco Silva should leave Watford to become the next manager of Everton and that loyalty shouldn’t come into it as the club “change their manager every year”.
Everton have been without a manger since Ronald Koeman was sacked last month and Watford boss Silva has been strongly linked with a move to Goodison Park.
Watford rejected an approach form Everton for their highly-rated boss just last week. It remains to be seen whether the Toffees will renew their interest in the Portuguese.
Silva joined Watford at the end of last season, signing a two-year contract at Vicarage Road and has only taken charge of 12 Premier League matches with the club.
However, Merson believes the former Hulls boss has no ties to the club and should leave for Everton.
“If I was him I’d go,” Merson told The Debate on Sky Sports Premier League (Tuesday, 10pm).
“Everton is a massive club, they’ve got good players, they’ve got money and they’re going somewhere.
“Watford change their manager every year. I don’t think he needs to be loyal in my opinion.
“These jobs don’t come along all the time, Everton is a top job in my opinion.”
Silva is regarded as one of the best young managers in the Premier League, despite failing to keep Hull City in the top flight last season.
He would be taking over a side who are currently 16th in the Premier League table after 12 matches.
Everton under-23 manager David Unsworth is currently in caretaker charge and has won one of his five matches in temporary charge.