I'd still happily take Silva personally. Still think he's an excellent manager and will go on to be a resounding success in the future.
That's not to say he's perfect and the end of his time at Watford is a small black mark against him, no doubt. Still, overall he was comfortably over-achieving at Watford.
I presume we are talking to the likes of a Fonseca or Tuchel/Favre behind the scenes. If they aren't ready to sign on the instant the season ends, then I snap Silva up immediately.
My interview process includes 3 questions:
1) Will you commit to Mason Holgate at CB, and leave him the fuck alone?
2) Will you commit to Tom Davies is midfield, and leave him the fuck alone?
3) Will you commit to making young players (Lookman, Onyekuru, hopefully DCL too) a key part of your attacking rotation, and teach them in a positive manner?