Marco Silva recently rejected the chance to return to Portugal with Sporting Lisbon, according to reports.

Silva has come under considerable pressure in the last few weeks after a string of negative results, and while some fans have firmly started up the Silva Out train, others remain convinced that the Portuguese coach is the best man for the job at Goodison Park.

That latter group will be pleased to hear about Silva’s decision to turn down a return to Portugal, after Sporting approach him with an offer once they sacked Marcel Keizer earlier this month.

According to Portuguese outlet O Jogo (via Sport Witness), Sporting had approach a large amount of managers and former coaches for the vacant managerial position, with Silas the current favourite.

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Jose Mourinho, Max Allegri, Vitor Pereira and Leonardo Jardim are just some of the managers to have been contacted according to the report, as well as Silva.

The report claims that Sporting had hoped that Silva’s history with the Lions would have given them a good chance to tempt him into leaving the Toffees, but Silva didn’t respond to the approach from the Liga NOS club.

This isn’t the first time that Silva has reportedly turned down an approach from his native homeland either, with it having been reported back in January that Silva had rejected an offer to become Benfica manager.

With Silva having decided to remain on Merseyside, hopefully the players will up their performance levels in the Premier League to ensure the former Watford man doesn’t live to regret his decision.

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For better or worse, Silva seems to have fully bought into the project at Everton. You can clearly see that between Silva, Marcel Brands and Farhad Moshiri, there is the making of a dynasty – at least, that is where the trio want the club’s current project to go.

Will it pan out that way? Who knows, but it is at least positive to have a manager at the club who has every intention of building something during his time at the helm.

I just hope that he gets the chance to do so. I like Silva, and I think he is talented, but football is a results business and he needs to get his side back on the right track else he won’t be long for the job.

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