Everton are looking to appoint former Watford boss Marco Silva as their new boss but if they do, his former club will push for the club to be punished.
That is because they feel that the Toffees made an illegal approach for the manager back when he was impressing with the Hornets.
The side were flying and in the top six before Everton made an approach for Silva, before performances eventually tailed off and the Portuguese boss was sacked.
Though, Watford still feel very much aggrieved by the situation and are said to be demanding £8million in compensation if Everton hire him.
As you would expect, the Merseyside club are not willing to do that for a manager that is on the free agent market and having done nothing wrong.
Twist in the tale
Now, in an even more incredible twist, Everton will report Watford for making what they believe to be an illegal approach while he was in charge of Hull!
The Toffees, according to a new article by Matt Hughes of the Times, have evidence of a draft contract that Watford sent to Silva while he was still at the Tigers.
That would obviously strengthen Everton’s position and would make Watford think twice about pushing for the Merseysiders to be punished because they could be punished for the same thing.
Though, the report goes on to claim Watford are confident in their position because they have evidence that there was a relegation clause in Silva’s contract that allowed the boss to speak to clubs after Hull had gone down.
Safe to say, we haven’t heard the last of this.
Everton are refusing to pay compensation to Watford for their former manager Marco Silva and accused Watford of making an illegal approach to Silva when he was Hull City Manager (Source – The Times) pic.twitter.com/iyay7sHWBO
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) May 18, 2018