Marco Silva is threatening legal action against Watford because he has yet to receive a pay-off
To the outside world sacking your manager when you are tenth in the Premier League looks a bit strange, but the Portuguese coach was sacked by the club two and a half weeks ago.
Silva penned a two-year contract worth £1.5 million a year with Watford amid competition from Crystal Palace and Southampton last summer. However, he was dismissed after 24 Premier League games in charge last month after a dismal run of one win in 11 matches.
The Portuguese has not commented since leaving Watford because a settlement was yet to be agreed. He is now considering legal action. His contract is understood to include a break clause after one year. After his premature dismissal, he believes he is entitled to £750,000, or six months’ salary, plus additional compensation.
However, the club may resist meeting Silva’s demands due to their belief that the 40-year-old breached his contract by talking to Everton without their permission.