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Silva refuses to comment on Everton speculationNewcastle United v Watford (Saturday, 15:00 GMT)Marco Silva has been repeatedly linked with the Everton job, but the Watford manager is certainly not in the mood to give any information away today."I will answer straight, I'm here to talk about our match, Newcastle v Watford and nothing more," says Silva."I won't give one more word about this situation. Newcastle-Watford. If you want I will answer 10 or 20 questions for you on that."The most important thing for me is Newcastle-Watford. The fans know what is most important for us. We are fully focused on our next game."
Watford manager Marco Silva says Everton boss Sam Allardyce's comparison of the pair's track record "does not make sense".Everton failed in an approach for Silva before appointing the ex-England boss.Allardyce, 63, said Silva's record had no comparison with his as "he got Hull City relegated last season"."Go and see what he [Allardyce] was doing when he was 40 years old, or see what he was doing in his first seven seasons as a coach" said Silva."Then look at what I am doing at the same age - or you can wait until I am 63 years old, and then we can compare what I have done."Silva started his managerial career with Estoril and guided them to promotion into Portugal's top division before joining Sporting and leading them to Portuguese Cup success in 2015.He moved to Olympiakos and claimed a Champions League group-stage victory at Arsenal in September 2015 in a season which ended with him guiding the side to the Greek top-flight title.Allardyce began his managerial career as player-manager of League of Ireland side Limerick in 1991 aged 36 and he led them into the Republic of Ireland's top flight after winning the first division.He went on to become caretaker manager of Preston before becoming Blackpool boss just before his 40th birthday."I read what he said, but when he made this comparison it does not make sense," added Silva, speaking to the Mirror."It's like me comparing the five goals [Watford forward] Richarlison has scored in the Premier League with [Stoke striker] Peter Crouch."Crouch is nearly 37, Richarlison is 20 - Crouch has played so many games and Richarlison far less."
Have to say I think Silva is wrong here. He thinks Sam is judging him, but it's really about his suitability for the position. It just seems a bit of an oversensitive thing to say. Not too fussed we didn't get him based on these comments.
Nah, Sam was judging him and was massively on the defensive, referencing Silva's relegation with Hull for no reason at all. He does have a massive chip on his shoulder about the way he's perceived (the 'Allerdici' thing), rightly or wrongly.
You don't think a relegation on your CV is relevant when appointing someone to escape relegation? I seem to recall quite a few people on this very forum worried about his Hull relegation, so it's not just Sam.
No but it was the way Sam said it. Like he was waiting to set the record straight about not being appreciated like sexy, younger, European managers. He'd have been better not rising to the bait, but he can't resist.
Think Silva was well within his right to mention something and what he said was reasonable. He didn't start this debate, it was our new manager trying to get on the front foot for no reason which kicked it off. It was in poor taste and totally unnecessary.
Both sticking up for each others point of view / career. Allardyce would have been asked direct about Silva (in comparison to himself), as in youre not as good. Doesnt need to respond (like that) but then neither does Silva. Its not a big deal, I dont think.
They're both only responding to loaded questions from the media. No need for there to be a song and dance.
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