Everton boss Marco Silva ‘ready’ for hostile Watford return

Feisty affair on the cards at Vicarage Road

Everton boss Marco Silva has admitted that he’s ‘ready’ for a hostile return to Vicarage Road after leaving Watford on bad terms.

Silva was sacked by Watford after supposedly having his head turned by an approach from Everton.

The Toffees had just sacked Ronald Koeman and were looking for a new boss to take over.

However, Watford were not willing to let go of Silva midway through the season having impressed early on in the campaign.

Though, Watford would then sack Silva just a few months later, citing an ‘unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival’ for the clubs downturn in form.

The Portuguese boss would then bide his time until the season ended when Everton appointed him.

Meanwhile, Watford would go on to appoint Javi Gracia who has impressed with the Hornets.

Now, with Everton travelling to Vicarage Road on Saturday, Silva claims he’s ‘ready’ for a hostile reception.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Javi Gracia, Manager of Watford looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary’s Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

“I am ready for everything”

While Silva didn’t want to get drawn into questions on his Watford sacking, he would talk about the reception.

He claimed that he is ‘ready for everything’ ahead of the game which he needs to win to take the pressure off his position.

“I think it is not the time to make or to do reflection on last season,” he explained, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo. 

“We are in the middle of a season. It is not the moment to talk about the situation.

“Watford will be a tough game. The reception? In football, you have to be ready for everything. I am ready for everything.”


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Roberto Pereyra injury update before Watford vs Everton

Silva’s successor Javi Gracia has also been speaking ahead of the game but not about his opposite number.

That is because he has provided an injury update on Roberto Pereyra ahead of the clash.

Click here to see whether or not he could make the game. 

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