Marco Silva has hit back at Sam Allardyce's comment to compare the duo's records - telling people so "see what I've achieved when I'm 63", the same age as the new Everton boss.

Allardyce was well-known to be second choice to Silva for Toffees owner Fahrad Moshiri in the race to succeed Ronald Koeman.

But after hopes of luring the Portuguese to the North West were dashed by Watford, the Goodison Park club returned to former England manager Allardyce.

The Englishman was bullish when revealed to the press and said there could be no comparison between his record and that of Silva's, and that he had "got Hull relegated" last season.

But the 40-year-old hit back this weekend, saying his comments were the equivalent of comparing the goalscoring records of Richarlison, aged 20, and Premier League stalwart Peter Crouch, aged 36.

Silva retorted: "I read what he said, but when he made this comparison it does not make sense.

"Come back and see me when I’m 63 and see what I’ve achieved then.

“It is the same thing if I compare his work with a national-team coach like Gareth Southgate.

“It’s like me comparing the five goals Richarlison has scored in the Premier League with Peter Crouch.

"Crouch is nearly 37, Richarlison is 20 – Crouch has played so many games and Richarlison far less."