Premier League is investigating claims that Everton made illegal approach
The English club Everton may face points deduction if the Premier League authorities find truth in Watford's claims that they had illegally approached their former manager, Marco Silva, last season. Silva joined Everton in June 2018 after he was sacked from Watford in January. Reportedly, attempts at mediation have proved fruitless. Here are further details regarding the issue.
Why did Watford launch the complaint?
Watford believe that due to Everton's unlawful approach, their club suffered last season. They even had to fight relegation. The clubs, reportedly, met in April to find a solution, but no such agreement was reached. Everton, allegedly, had even assured the Hornets that they would not pursue Silva but ended up signing him within months after he was sacked by Watford.
Is Marco Silva himself to be blamed for the impasse?
Marco Silva is definitely one of the most talented young coaches in club football at the moment. He was even influential at Olympiakos before joining Watford. However, his desire to manage Everton had become apparent, after Ronald Koeman was sacked. Notably, at that time, he was in his second week of managing Watford. Such behavior in a high-profile league is sure to raise eyebrows.
Current form of the two clubs
Watford have moved on after sacking Silva, having appointed Javi Garcia as their new gaffer. The 2018-19 season has seen them performing extremely well till now as they have managed to bag all 12 points in their first four Premier League matches. Everton, on the other hand, have won only a single match this term, drawing the other three.