Everton has reportedly made a move for former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as their search for a new manager, according to the Times.
Silva lost his job at Everton this week after his side suffered a 5-2 loss to league leaders Liverpool and dropped into the relegation zone.
Everton director of football Marcel Brands and owner Farhad Moshiri are now working on bringing in a world class manager to revive the fortunes of the club this season.
A number of names are on their shortlist and it seems they have already made a move for a Premier League-experienced and highly regarded manager.
The Toffees have been in contact with Pochettino to see whether he would be interested in taking up the managerial reins at Everton.
The Argentine was recently sacked by Tottenham and has indicated that he is willing to take up a fresh position soon rather than wait until the end of the season.
Pochettino’s name is on the radar of several big European clubs and he is believed to be a target for Manchester United as well if they wish to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.