Marco Silva is reportedly prepared to accept Watford’s decision not to engage with Everton over the Toffees’ approach for the manager.
Everton are understood to have made contact with the Hornets with a view to discussing a possible £8.5million deal that would see Silva take up the vacant manager’s position at Goodison Park.
Silva was said to be open to Everton’s offer, but Watford are far less keen over the prospect of losing a manager they appointed in the summer.
The Evening Standard says Silva accepts Watford’s stance and the Portuguese boss will not push for an opportunity to talk to Everton.
Silva has guided Watford to ninth in the Premier League table after 11 games in charge following his appointment on a two-year contract.
The 40-year-old has no release clause in his Hornets deal, while Sam Allardyce is also said to have rejected the Toffees.