Reports hint Everton and West Ham have the identical managerial plan; will either land Marco Silva?

Watford's Portuguese head coach Marco Silva shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford...

Everton and West Ham United are both being linked with Watford boss Marco Silva.

Watford's Portuguese head coach Marco Silva shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford...

Whilst West Ham United have landed their new manager, the wait goes on for Everton as they search for a replacement for Ronald Koeman.

The Hammers were thumped 4-1 at home by Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, and decided to part ways with manager Slaven Bilic on Monday – but wasted little time in landing his successor.

West Ham confirmed the appointment of David Moyes on Tuesday, handing the Scot a deal until the end of the season as they look to stay in the Premier League.

Another vacancy in the Premier League lies at Goodison Park, after Everton sacked Ronald Koeman last month, following a disastrous start to the season, with caretaker manager David Unsworth landing his first win on Sunday with a 3-2 victory over Watford.

Everton's Scottish manager David Moyes (R) looks towards West Ham United's English manager Sam Allardyce (L) during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and...Sam Allardyce and David Moyes

The Toffees remain in the market for a new manager, with Sky Sports claiming that they want to bring in Sam Allardyce on a contract until the end of the season, which may just suggest a similar strategy to West Ham.

The Mirror noted on Saturday that West Ham wanted Marco Silva, but the Watford boss wouldn't leave in the middle of the season, and whilst the Hammers may return in the summer, Everton are also eyeing him up.

That suggests that the two teams may just have identical plans, in terms of hiring an experienced Premier League manager to steady the ship until the end of the season, before going all out for Silva next summer.

Watford manager Marco Silva looks on  during the pre-season friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Watford at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames,...

The 40-year-old impressed with Hull City last season despite their relegation, and has already turned Watford in a dangerous Premier League outfit, though no points from the last three games has been disappointing.

Unsurprisingly, Silva isn't keen to leave Watford having only just joined the Hornets over the summer, but in the same way that Southampton only managed to hold on to Mauricio Pochettino for just over a year, the Hornets may find themselves fighting to keep Silva in 2018.

Everton would possibly be favourites to land him given Farhad Moshiri's investment, whilst West Ham may hope that their relative proximity to Watford and the chance to manage at the London Stadium can play into their hands.

For now, Watford fans can rest easy over Silva's future, and whilst they will hope that their talented Portuguese boss will stay at Vicarage Road, Premier League rivals may be plotting to prise him away at the end of the season.

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