Watford fans react to Walter Mazzarri's links with Everton

Farhad Moshiri owner of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Walter Mazzarri was deeply unpopular amongst most Watford supporters by the end of last season - but will Everton really grant him a Premier League return?

Head coach Carlo Ancelotti of FC Bayern Muenchen attends the Audi Cup 2017 Press Conference at Westin Grand Hotel on July 31, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Carlo Ancelotti’s sudden sacking at Bayern Munich has had more than a few Everton fans pleading on social media for the three-time Champions League winner to rock up at Goodison Park.

Instead, however, it seems Everton have turned their attention to another Italian with Ronald Koeman's future coming under increasing scrutiny. The Sun reports that The Toffees are already sounding out replacements for the under-fire Dutchman – and former Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has emerged as a stunning frontrunner.

Walter Mazzarri, Manager of Watford reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and Watford at the KCOM Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Hull, England.

Now, the 56-year-old is a highly respected tactician in his native Italy having previously managed both Napoli and Inter. He has even been tipped to spearhead AC Milan’s rejvination project with Vincenzo Montella coming under pressure.

Mazzarri is rather less revered on English shores, however, following a season-long spell at Watford reminiscent for high-profile bust-ups with key players, a refusal to speak English in press conferences and an alarming late-season slump which saw The Hornets finish once place above the drop zone.

By the final day of the season, viewers were left in no uncertain terms of the general feeling towards Mazzarri from Watford supporters. One homemade poster with the rather crude message ‘Goodbye – we don’t want you’ rather summed up the apathy even before Manchester City ran riot at Vicarage Road.

Walter Mazzarri, Manager of Watford reacts during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester City at Vicarage Road on May 21, 2017 in Watford, England.

Therefore, Watford fans are understandably a little bemused by reports that Mazzarri could be handed the reigns to a hugely ambitious Everton side.

By the way, see if you can spot the sarcasm.

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