Report: Everton give up on Allardyce and Silva; 'Big Sam' snubbed job on Sunday

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on October 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton have reportedly given up on Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on October 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

According to a report from Sky Sports, Everton have ended their interest in managers Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva – and The Times claim that an £8.5million compensation was lodged for the latter.

The Toffees sacked manager Ronald Koeman last month after a torrid start to the season, in which the Dutchman lost five of his first nine games to open the campaign.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Koeman has been temporarily replaced by caretaker boss David Unsworth, and whilst he got his first win with a 3-2 comeback victory over Watford before the international break, Everton have been looking elsewhere too.

After making a failed approach for Marco Silva on Monday, Sky Sports report that Everton have given up hope of landing the Watford boss – and have also ended their interest in Sam Allardyce too.

Allardyce allegedly told Everton over the weekend that he is no longer interested in the job, as after holding talks on Sunday, Allardyce felt that the offer of a contract until the end of the season simply wasn't good enough.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton then wanted to land Silva on Monday, but Watford unsurprisingly told them there was no chance of a deal, having only appointed the Portuguese boss over the summer.

The Times claim that Everton offered a compensation package of £8.5million for Silva, but Watford stood firm as they attempt to keep the 40-year-old at Vicarage Road.

That leaves Everton scrambling for another target having given up on both men, which may just leave Unsworth in a strong position to land the job full time.

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