Marco Silva hits back at bitter Sam Allardyce comments

Date published: Monday 4th December 2017 1:57

Watford manager Marco Silva has hit back at the “nonsensical” comments from Everton boss Sam Allardyce.

Silva was believed to be Everton’s top target to replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, but they failed in their approach for the Portuguese boss.

Everton then went back in for Allardyce and appointed Allardyce on an 18-month contract last week which prompted comments from the 63-year-old about Silva.

Allardyce dismissed Silva’s managerial record, saying it was not comparable to his: “He got Hull City relegated last season.”

But Silva, 23 years junior to Allardyce, has hit back at the former England manager, who incidentally was manager of third-tier Blackpool when he was Silva’s age.

“Go and see what he [Allardyce] was doing when he was 40 years old, or see what he was doing in his first seven seasons as a coach,” Silva told the Daily Mirror.

“Then look at what I am doing at the same age – or you can wait until I am 63 years old, and then we can compare what I have done.

“I read what he said, but when he made this comparison it does not make sense,” added Silva.

“It’s like me comparing the five goals [Watford forward] Richarlison has scored in the Premier League with [Stoke striker] Peter Crouch.

“Crouch is nearly 37, Richarlison is 20 – Crouch has played so many games and Richarlison far less.”

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