One thing which won't be going away any time soon appears to be any speciulation linking Marco Silva with Everton, despite Watford's reassurances to the contrary before today's 2-0 win over West Ham United.

The 40-year-old might have felt a sense of deja vu when the first question in his post-match press conference was "Is this your last game in charge, yes or no?" but the assembled press pack cannot be blamed for probing for a definitive answer to a question Silva has allowed to run and run.

On the pitch, at least, Watford were excellent for most of the game and could have scored more than the two goals they did, leading Silva to give the performance high praise on the back of a first win in four games.

"What I can control and is in my hands is the next session," he said. "Tomorrow I will work hard in training like we have in the last few days.

"I understand the speculation and people talking about commitment but we showed commitment today. Speculation can happen, with interest in players or coaches but it’s not fair to put doubts on my commitment.

"I want to stay here today, I don’t want to say anything which could be turned into a big headline, something was said on Friday and I said it with a smile which was then turned with a big headline.

"We deserved the three points, after three defeats and the way we performed in the last three games, the results didn’t reflect how we had played.

"But we have continued in the same way. It was a big three points for us. I changed the formation, we had some problems with Carrillo and Pereyra who weren’t ready to start, but our players understood our plan really well. At home, it might be our best match so far.

"We performed well, we had a lot of confidence and focus and I know we gave them a couple of moments but Gomes did very well and made some good saves, but we had a lot of chances."