The Portuguese tactician was sacked by The Hornets after a barren run of 11 games with just a single win.

Watford stand firm about their decision to continue with their complaint against Everton for “breaching Premier League rules” while signing former coach Marco Silva. The club, in an official statement, confirmed that they are not thinking of letting Everton get away after the Richarlison deal.

The deal for Richarlison was meant to be a compensatory one, allowing Everton a chance to settle it all for once by paying Watford a handsome sum of money. But, the Vicarage Road club look least interested in dropping their complaint.

“The complaint to the Premier League makes clear the seriousness of the allegation and what the club believes is overwhelming evidence of a clear breach of Premier League rules,” a club statement read.

Everton signed the former Watford boss even after failing to get the nod from the Vicarage Road club to contact their then head coach. This led to a dispute between the two clubs and Watford believe they have been hard done by. Efforts to settle the issue amicably haven’t made any headway.


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“At the request of the Premier League, we entered into mediation with Everton in a process that involved club officials and their respective legal teams, with no conclusion being reached.”

“Therefore the disciplinary process continues. In pursuing its disciplinary claim, the club has known from the outset it forfeited any right to compensation as a consequence of not following a proposed arbitration process.

“We believe this situation is not about a compensation figure, but the principle of making a stand when the actions of one Premier League club completely undermine and cause intrinsic damage to a fellow member club,” the club’s official statement read.