Marco Silva Favourite To Replace Big Sam At Everton

Former Watford manager Marco Silva is the hot favourite to take the hotseat at Everton after Sam Allardyce’s departure was confirmed on Wednesday morning.

The Portuguese coach is odds-on at 1/2 to take over at Goodison Park

…with compatriot Paulo Fonseca, who has enjoyed success at Shakhtar, the 2/1 second favourite in what early betting indications suggest is a two-horse race.

Louis Van Gaal is the nearest candidate to the Portuguese duo in the market at 16/1 after he fuelled talk of a return to the dugout by claiming he had received a job offer that he ‘couldn’t refuse.’

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill is 25/1 to make a Premier League return with the Toffees, while Mikel Arteta is the leading ex-Everton player in the running, also at 25/1.

Arteta’s chances look slim though as his price has collapsed in the next Arsenal manager market, and he is now a 1/4 from 8/1 at the start of the week to replace Arsene Wenger at The Emirates.

*Prices correct at time of publication