By Danny Wright

2nd Dec, 2017 | 9:50am

'No comparison whatsoever' - Allardyce takes swipe at previous candidate for Everton manager job

Newly appointed Everton manager Sam Allardyce has taken a swipe at Marco Silva for getting Hull relegated last season.

Watford manager Silva was one of the main candidates to become the Toffees boss with Sky Sports reporting last month that a series of approaches have been rejected by the Hornets, who eventually called on the Merseyside club to cease their advances.

It was widely reported that the original talks between Allardyce and Everton had broken down due to the club’s insistence of landing Silva as the successor to Ronald Koeman, but after they reached a dead-end in that pursuit, they resumed negotiations with the former England boss.

Now, Allardyce has taken the time to compare his record to that of Silva, despite him still having less than one-year of experience in the Premier League.

Silva was hired by Hull in January with the Humberside club in a perilous position in the relegation zone.

The Portuguese masterminded a series of brilliant results but failed to avoid the drop. However Watford still decided to hire him as manager in the summer.

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That clearly hasn’t impressed Allardyce though, who has pointed to his track record of never suffering a relegation from the English top-flight.

“Let’s put it this way. If you look at my track record why wouldn’t I be here irrespective of Marco Silva? I have every respect for MS and I’m not criticising MS, but Marco Silva’s track record has got no comparison whatsoever with mine because he got Hull relegated,” he said, as quoted by Times reporter Paul Joyce on his personal Twitter account on Friday.

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