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Everton boss Silva accepts improper conduct charge

Everton manager Marco Silva has been fined £12,000 after accepting an improper conduct charge. Credit: PA

Everton manager Marco Silva has been fined £12,000 after accepting an improper conduct charge for his behaviour after the defeat to Newcastle earlier this month.

The Portuguese was furious the hosts' winning goal in their 3-2 victory was allowed to stand as Salomon Rondon was in an offside position in the build-up.

Silva confronted referee Lee Mason on the pitch at the final whistle, which led to his Football Association charge and subsequent fine.

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Everton appoint Marco Silva as new manager

Marco Silva has been appointed the new manager of Everton, the Premier League club have announced. Credit: PA

Marco Silva has been appointed the new manager of Everton, the Premier League club have announced.

The Portuguese former Hull and Watford boss succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left Goodison Park earlier this month after an unpopular five-and-a-half-month spell.

Everton tried to secure Silva's services following the sacking of Ronald Koeman last October but Watford rebuffed their advances only to axe the 40-year-old two months later, citing the Toffees' approach as the reason for a slump in form.

“I’m really proud to be the new Everton manager,” Silva told evertontv.

“I’m excited and I’m really happy to take this big challenge for us as a club and for me as a manager."

Watford sack manager Marco Silva

Watford made a fast start to the Premier League season but have faded badly. Credit: PA

Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva, the club have announced.

The Portuguese had been a target for Everton earlier in the campaign after an excellent start, but a run of one win in 11 matches has now cost him his job.

A statement from the club read: "This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. The club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival for his services we would have continued to prosper under his leadership."

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