Everton are expected to make approaches for every other Premier League manager after Watford blamed their interest in Marco Silva for their poor recent results.
Silva was today dismissed from the Vicarage Road hot seat following a spell of poor form that appears to date back to the Toffees’ attempts to recruit him as Ronald Koeman’s successor.
The Hornets held firm and kept Silva in situ, leading Everton to turn instead to Sam Allardyce – but the decision backfired as their bright start to the season well and truly hit the buffers.
Encouraged by their apparent ability to send another other team into free fall merely by approaching their manager, Everton will now register their interest in the bosses of the league’s eighteen other clubs.
Allardyce told Football Burp: “It might be mathematically impossible for us to win the title now, I’ve not checked, but a Europa League place is up for grabs as long as everyone else is losing games.
“I trust the club not to actually go through with appointing any of the other managers, since it’s my job that would be on the line.
“But a nice big blanket ‘unsettling’ process could really do wonders for our flagging season.”
No other managers were available for comment at the time of going to press.