Everton's search for a new manager has taken a hit after the news that target Marco Silva is reportedly house hunting in Hertfordshire.
The Toffees sacked former manager Ronald Koeman at the end of October and have since been on a hunt for a new boss. Their first choice replacement is apparently Watford's Marco Silva but Everton have struggled to land their man, with two approaches being rejected.
David Unsworth has been overseeing the first team as caretaker manager while the search has been taking place. Everton have continued to struggle under Unsworth, with one victory in their last six games, which came against Marco Silva's Watford.
But it seems like Everton may have to move on from Marco Silva with the news of where he is reportedly house hunting. According to the Mirror, the 40-year-old has apparently bid on a property in a nearby place called Radlett.
Radlett is about 6.4 miles away from Vicarage Road, and if the news is true, then that may be enough to suggest Silva is planning on staying at Watford.
Everton have apparently already accepted they might have to turn their focus away from Silva this week. According to the BBC, the Toffees' inability to break the deadlock between them and Watford may forced them to stop their chase for the Watford boss.
Everton are currently two points above the relegation zone, in 16th place in the Premier League table. They travel to Southampton on Sunday as they look to clear away from the bottom three places.