Watford's Marco Silva is reportedly a target for Everton in its managerial search, and his qualities make him an ideal compromise for what the club's ownership and board are seeking.
Evertonians were left divided by the reports that emanated out of the press about their team's approach for Marco Silva on Monday evening.
Multiple claims that Watford had dismissed the Toffees' enquiry for their talented boss out of hand, and many Blues supporters were quick to offer their opinions on the new No. 1 choice to take over from the sacked Ronald Koeman.
There's no doubting that Silva has the credentials to become a top level manager within the game and, no disrespect to Watford, but he will move on to bigger and better things if he works wonders at Vicarage Road.
His installation as Everton's first-choice to take up the reins at Goodison Park has, however, offered up one particular query about the club at boardroom level.
Would Silva be an ideal 'compromise choice' for Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright to make?
Having taken over Kenwright as the majority shareholder within the club's hierarchy, Moshiri has a significant say over who should appointed as the new permanent senior manager in L4.
It was the Iranian-British businessman who chased then-Southampton gaffer Koeman all summer long before nabbing his man in July 2016 - a show of force to Kenwright that he was the man to call the main shots in the corridors of power.
Kenwright, however, has been a Blue throughout his entire life and, having been on the Everton board for 28 years, has the respect of many in higher-up positions regardless of whether the majority of the Toffees' fanbase like him or not.
Kenwright's opinion, therefore, will be held in high regard by the man he brought to Merseyside to seemingly wave in a new era at Goodison and his input will be invaluable in helping take the club forward on the pitch more than ever at this particular set of crossroads.
Rumours have emerged, though, of a split between the two within the boardroom with regards to the club's new boss.
Moshiri is supposedly adamant that a continental man with experience, expertise and winning mentality should be brought in to usher in a bright new time on the hallowed turf of the Grand Old Lady.
Kenwright, meanwhile, is thought to favor a young, British manager who can be molded into the club's image and bring new, inventive ideas to the table.
Silva's Portuguese nationality, new-age tactics, experience of managing a big club in Porto, winning silverware and his young age - managerially speaking - merge both Moshiri's and Kenwright's wishlists into one, so it should be no surprise to see the 40-year-old at the top of their list of candidates.
Question marks remain about whether Everton will be successful in this venture though. Silva has only been in charge of Watford for four months, the Blues would need to pay through the nose to prise him from his Hornets contract and Watford have issued a 'hands-off' warning as recently as Tuesday lunchtime.
A compromise option he may be, but it seems that Silva may not be the man that Everton ultimately land as their new manager.