Wednesday 20 June 2018

Sweden SWE 1

South Korea KOR 0

REPORT

Belgium BEL 3

Panama PAN 0

REPORT

Tunisia TUN 1

England ENG 2

REPORT

Colombia COL 1

Japan JPN 2

REPORT

Poland POL 1

Senegal SEN 2

REPORT

Russia RUS 3

Egypt EGY 1

REPORT

Portugal POR

Morocco MAR

Uruguay URY

Saudi Arabia SAU

Iran IRN

Spain ESP

Denmark DNK

Australia AUS

France FRA

Peru PER

Argentina ARG

Croatia CRO

Brazil BRA

Costa Rica CRI

Nigeria NGA

Iceland ISL

Serbia SRB

Switzerland SUI

Belgium BEL

Tunisia TUN

South Korea KOR

Mexico MEX

Germany GER

Sweden SWE

England ENG

Panama PAN

Japan JPN

Senegal SEN

Poland POL

Colombia COL

Saudi Arabia SAU

Egypt EGY

Uruguay URY

Russia RUS

Spain ESP

Morocco MAR

Iran IRN

Portugal POR

Denmark DNK

France FRA

Australia AUS

Peru PER

Iceland ISL

Croatia CRO

Nigeria NGA

Argentina ARG

Mexico MEX

Sweden SWE

South Korea KOR

Germany GER

Switzerland SUI

Costa Rica CRI

Serbia SRB

Brazil BRA

Senegal SEN

Colombia COL

Japan JPN

Poland POL

Panama PAN

Tunisia TUN

England ENG

Belgium BEL

Silva finally agrees deal to take over at Everton

Goodison-bound: Marco Silva. Photo: Getty Images
Goodison-bound: Marco Silva. Photo: Getty Images

Jason Burt

Everton are expected to confirm the appointment of Marco Silva as their new head coach by the end of the week.

The announcement could even be co-ordinated to coincide with the first official day in the job for Everton's new director of football, Marcel Brands, who starts work on Friday and has rubber-stamped the appointment.

Silva has been Everton's number one target since they sacked Sam Allardyce at the end of the season, having appointed the ex-England manager only after failing to persuade Watford to release Silva last autumn following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman.

Silva, 40, was subsequently sacked by Watford in January, after a poor run of form, and the two clubs have been in dispute ever since with threats of legal action over compensation and complaints to the Premier League.

It remains to be seen whether those issues have been resolved but Everton are pressing ahead with the appointment.

Everton's major shareholder Farhad Moshiri believes that Silva fits the mould of the kind of younger, dynamic training ground coach he wants to make the club a force again.

Silva will work with Brands on a clear-out of players at Everton after a disastrous summer of spending last year.

Brands has been involved in the final process of identifying Allardyce's successor, who will work within a new system in which the director of football has huge influence.

Silva, who has made no secret of the fact that he wants to return to the Premier League, has turned down offers from across Europe and China to join Everton.

Silva rose to prominence guiding Estoril in Portugal from the brink of bankruptcy into the Europa League and then won the Portuguese Cup with Sporting CP and the Greek title with Olympiakos.

During two spells in the Premier League he almost saved Hull from relegation and then started well at Watford before being dismissed mid-season with Everton's interest in him blamed for a run of poor results.

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard is set to become the new manager of Derby County, with with Jody Morris, his former Chelsea team-mate, joining him at Pride Park. Lampard will replace Gary Rowett, who left Derby to join Stoke City last week.

© Daily Telegraph, London

Telegraph.co.uk

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport