Unsworth surprised to see Allardyce snub Everton

"For me it is a normal situation".

Silva added: "I look at it like the situation when players perform well and other clubs try to approach the owner of the club".

"This is the moment for the owners to talk to each other about the situation".

"I think when you're sat in my position you want people to be decisive and feel like they want you".

"I don't want to talk about Everton".

Merson wrote in The Daily Star: "There are too many games coming up in quick succession".

"I do my job normally during the week like I have since the first day". "I've said that 5000 times since I've been at the club and I'm still here", he said. It's not the club where I work. Nobody seems to know, but it's probably time managers were valued more highly, given a reserve fullback can cost more than Everton have already offered... even though that's a big amount relative to previous manager fees.

Unsworth has made no secret of his desire to become the next man in the role and has spoken on a daily basis with Chairman Bill Kenwright, as well as having "three or four" conversations with major shareholder Farhad Moshiri.

"It's unbelievable you're still asking".

The Hornets host West Ham tomorrow and the Portuguese is top of the Toffees' managerial wish list.

Silva recognises that Moyes' presence presents his team with a challenge they can not necessarily prepare for.

The 46-year-old has reportedly been one of the Merseyside club's top candidates to take over from Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last month.

"We respect that, and that the individual players have a lot of quality, but need to keep focused".

  • Stacy Allen