Watford board have made their stance clear of rejecting any offers made for their manager Marco Silva by Everton, according to Sky Sports.
Everton have been pursuing Watford manager Marco Silva ever since the sacking of Dutchman Ronald Koeman last month but the Toffees have been rebuffed by the Hornets in every attempt they have made so far.
Now to further strengthen their stance on Silva, a spokesman for Watford told Sky Sports News regarding the speculation surrounding their manager, “We will not countenance an approach for our manager, either from Everton or indeed any other club, be it in the Premier League or abroad.”
Everton have been resolute in their approach but following the comments by Watford regarding their decision to not let go of their talented manager, it might be the time for the Toffees to stop their pursuit of the Portuguese tactician.
Silva does not have a break clause in his contract which means that Everton cannot sign the 40-year-old without the permissions of Watford board and the Hornets are currently very reluctant to let go of their prized asset.
Silva is among some high profiles names such as Diego Simeone, Thomas Tuchel and Sam Allardyce who have been linked with the Everton but none of the aforementioned managers look likely to take over the reins at Merseyside anytime soon.