Marco Silva
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Marco Silva, Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Cardiff City at Goodison Park on November 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Everton manager Marco Silva has revealed he is excited about facing former club Watford in the Premier League.

Everton host Watford on Monday at Goodison Park which will see Silva come up the Hornets for the first time since they sacked him in January.

He said, according to Harrow Times:

“It is not the first time in my life and for sure it will not be the last.”

“I look forward to the match, a tough match for sure, and it will be good to see some of the players who worked with me, some good friends as well I have in the club.”

Silva was appointed as manager of Watford in the summer of 2017 and the Hornets had a good start under the Portuguese gaffer, losing only one of their first eight league games under him.

When Watford axed the former Olympiakos manager during a run of one win in 11 matches, they said Everton’s approach for him was the reason for their decision.

Silva was a target for the Toffees after they sacked Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman’s eventual successor was Sam Allardyce, who Silva then replaced at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

Watford made an official complaint to the Premier League regarding Everton’s illegal approach of their manager and it is believed the Premier League launched an investigation into issue.

Silva was asked about the type reaction he expects from Watford fans given how things ended for him at the club, and if he had any regrets about the whole situation.

He replied: “It is not important to talk about these type of situations.”

“What I expect about the atmosphere in the stadium is the same as I saw yesterday (when Everton drew 1-1 with Newcastle) – this is the most important thing for me. Our fans came yesterday to really support our team.”