Everton is being investigated by the Premier League over claims that they had illegally approached Marco Silva, their present manager, to be at the helm of affairs of the club while he was the manager of rivals Watford.
Watford had reported the Meyerside club to the Premier League after speculations mounted that Silva was contacted without their permission for possible negotiation talks for a new job.
The 41-year old was, however, sacked in the middle of last season by Watford, who cited off-field disturbances as the reason for his purported distraction and the club’s declining performance in the league.
An independent law firm has been contracted by the league body to investigate the matter, BBC Sport reports.
It was learnt that the report might, however, not be presented to the Premier League until 2019.
But speaking ahead of his side’s Sunday clash against West Ham, Silva said he is not disturbed by the development, noting that his focus is on the betterment of the club.
He said, “I don’t have thoughts about this. I don’t lose my focus. My focus is only on what is important for me and the club,” he added.
“I don’t hear anything. I don’t read anything. It’s not important for me as a manager or for our players.”