Everton manager Marco Silva says he is not phased by facing his former club, Watford, at Goodison Park on Monday night, and said that he has faced former employers before and will do again in the future.
Watford sacked Silva in January following what they claimed was an unwanted approach by Everton for Silva’s services in October after sacking Ronald Koeman. The Hornets’ form dipped after Everton made their interest known, and Silva was out of work until the Blues’ board saw sense and sacked Sam Allardyce in May.
Silva further annoyed Watford, and their fans, by bringing Brazilian Richarlison to Everton in the summer, and both are sure to get hot receptions from the visiting section of the Lower Bullens on Monday night.
But Silva says what is important to him is the support he gets from the home fans, and he wants them to be out in force as they were in the 1-1 draw against Newcastle yesterday.
He said: “It is not the first time in my life and for sure it will not be the last.
“I look forward to the match, a tough match for sure, and it will be good to see some of the players who worked with me, some good friends as well I have in the club.
“It is not important to talk about these type of situations.
“What I expect about the atmosphere in the stadium is the same as I saw yesterday (when Everton drew 1-1 with Newcastle) – this is the most important thing for me. Our fans came yesterday to really support our team.”
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