Date: 16th May 2018 at 7:00am
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It’s turned into a busy week at Everton, boardroom changes ahead of the 2018/10 campaign, continued speculation about the future of Sam Allardyce with some believing he’ll move on in the next 24/48 hours.

Former Watford boss Marco Silva is back in the news as well, both in terms of again being a potential appointment given he appeared to be our first choice last time we changed the man in the managerial hot seat but also in terms of our ongoing dispute with his former club given their accusations of ‘tapping up’.

The news/speculation as it stands is largely wrapped up by Sky Sports – Here and Here.

With no real agreement on a potential replacement for Allardyce and in truth, no real stand out candidate amongst the media or the bookies, the names being thrown into the ring continue to be wide and varied.

With Watford and Silva coming back into the news as our four odd month dispute over our approach for him ticks into another month, not even a mediation meeting between both clubs and the Premier League last month provided headway, there really is little surprise in seeing the press rally behind Silva as a potential candidate once more.

Should there be truth in our continued interest in him, it could be an expensive summer for the club before we even get to player arrivals. A rejected offer of £12million in compensation to Watford has previously been mooted in the media, and with the line that the Premier League will look to a compensation package to end this dispute – £12million is a go-to fee at minimum you would think. Add on the potential £6million owed on Allardyce’s contract if he’s let go this week and it’s more money down the drain.

Although fans had concerns about Silva given his lack of experience in the top flight when he was first mentioned, it doesn’t appear the passage of time has quelled those thoughts, although he does continue to have his backers.