I'm still a little confused as to why it's taken roughly 3 weeks? If Moshiri is willing to blow 8 million+ on him you'd think he's pretty high on his hit list so why the delay in approaching. Personally id rather say to Tuchel that we'd give him an 8 million signing on fee and basic wage of 6 mill per year like Koeman was on than give Watford it for Silva, but I'll just be glad to get something sorted.
Perhaps we tried with Tuchel, perhaps he was the number one target, but didn't fancy it. He's being lined up as Conte's replacement by all accounts.
Then there's the Simeone situation. Perhaps we were given an indication there was a possibility of getting him in the summer. But that would mean a stop-gap. Unsworth is a big risk and the other options aren't particularly encouraging, and fan reaction has probably been noted.
Then there are other candidates worth analysing and evaluating, Dyche and Silva, as well as others I'm sure.
We weren't expecting to sack Koeman after 9 games, so it's understandable to a degree that there wasn't a ready made shortlist of potential candidates in waiting. There is no crazy rush at this stage of the season, better to take time and evaluate the options.
I don't buy the scatter-gun approach. I think we'll have looked at various candidates, who happen to have differing styles of football. It's not the chairman/owner that decides the on pitch culture or style of play, and we should be thankful of that. There are plenty who do, and the shit storm that can cause is not something I want to see at Everton (Palace chairman dictating team selection springs to mind).
As for Silva, he is one of the most highly rated young managers in Europe. He had great records at the clubs he was at prior to Hull, and even there he nearly managed to save a sinking ship that was near the bottom of the ocean. A club that barely had a starting 11 at the start of that season due to the owner playing silly buggers. As @Bluedylan
said, the form they showed would have had them finishing 14th. It's ifs and maybes of course, but it can't be denied that he oversaw an upturn in performances.@blargins
The comparisons to Martinez are lazy, and seem to be based on three things, young, foreign and relegated with a previous club. Martinez, though he won a cup, oversaw a gradual decline in his sides (in terms of league placings), with a major weakness being his team's lack of defensive ability, lack of intensity and lack of fitness. Silva has overseen teams that have improved their league performances, wining titles and a cup as well as playing attractive, progressive football. These "flavour of the month" shouts are very disrespectful given Silva's record, and smack of a lack of acknowledgement of football outside of the PL. I saw someone on here say "many managers come here and fail". Well a damn site more come to the PL and succeed than British managers going abroad and succeeding!
We aren't a club that can go and get the top, top managers. We have to look at the those that have the potential to be great. Mauricio Pochettino is just that at Spurs, and they (as Southanmpton did) are reaping the benefits. This is far more an exciting option than the perceived "safety" of Allardyce et all, and has the potential to be a far greater long term relationship. I'd be very happy to see it happen. And as I said before, when it gets to a point where an official request has been made, it usually goes one way from there. We're a massive club in comparison to Watford, of course Silva will be interested.