Marco Silva responds to Everton tapping-up reports

Reports not important to Silva

Everton boss Marco Silva has been speaking about reports that the Toffees could face punishment over suggestions they tapped up the former Watford boss.

The Toffees are currently in the middle of an independent inquiry relating to Silva’s sacking at Watford.

That inquiry could even lead to a points deduction or heavy fine.

Silva was sacked when it became apparent that his head had been turned by an approach from Everton.

A statement at the time his sacking explained:

“The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the board believes has seen a significant deterioration in focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford FC has been jeopardised.”

Was Marco Silva tapped-up by Everton?

Now, Marco Silva has been forced to talk about the situation in his press conference today.

While he didn’t want to get caught up in the subject, he explained that he is ‘really calm’ with the situation.

‘I don’t have thoughts about the situation,’ explained Silva in his press conference.

‘I don’t lose my focus, I am really calm with the situation and my focus is on what is important for me and for us as a club and it is the next game.

‘I’ve been working here since July 3 to prepare our squad for the matches and training sessions.

‘I don’t hear anything. It is not important for us and for me as a manager, for our players or for us as a club.’

Potential punishment in Marco Silva’s Everton ‘tapping up’ case revealed

It really does seem like Everton and Silva are in a sticky situation.

Should they be found guilty, there could be some hefty punishments dished out.

They could include a points deduction which could be huge.

Click here to see what the other punishments could be.