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

Points deduction on the horizon

An independent inquiry has been launched into claims that Everton tapped up Marco Silva while he was at Watford and they could face a points deduction.

The current Toffees boss was sacked by Watford at the back end of 2017 when the club felt their bosses head had been turned by a supposed tapping-up approach from Everton.

A statement on their website over the sacking of Silva claimed:

“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.”

Fast forward to the summer and Marco Silva joined Everton as a free agent.

Watford then claimed they would push forward with their plans to complain about that appointment to the Premier League.

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Independent inquiry launched

Now, an independent inquiry has been launched into the claims from Watford that their boss was tapped up.

Reported in the Times, they suggest that should Everton be found guilty, it ‘could result in the club facing a substantial fine or even a points deduction.’

The report continues to suggest that both clubs had sit down talks to try and sort out their issues, as organised by the Premier League.

That lead to no compromise and no compensation agreement, leading to this eventual case.

Should Everton be found guilty, they could be forced to accept a points deduction which would hurt them severely in the Premier League.

It is not certain how many points it would be and there is also the possibility of a hefty fine instead.

This is certainly not the last we hear of Everton and Watford’s feud.

 

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That is because the club have several injury worries.

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Click here to see those who could miss out.