Everton have ‘tested the availability’ of Getafe manager José Bordalás as they seek a quick replacement for Marco Silva.

Silva was sacked by Everton yesterday evening after a dismal run of form, culminating in a 5-2 defeat in the Merseyside derby, that has seen the Blues slide into the bottom three.

A whole host of names have been linked with the vacant position since then, and Bordalás is among them.

Sport claim that Everton have asked about his availability after his impressive work at Getafe so far this season.

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The Spanish side are currently seventh in the table, and just two points outside the Champions League places, a remarkable achievement given they were the fourth lowest spenders in the league this summer.

Everton are keen to appoint another Spanish manager after their experience with Roberto Martínez, according to the report, and this is why former Valencia manager Marcelino is another option being considered.

Sport make it clear that getting Bordalás could be tricky as he is ‘very comfortable’ at Getafe, where he has been in charge since 2016.

His time at the club has seen him secure promotion in his first season in charge before finishing eight and then fifth, the latter being their highest finish in the top flight since 2009.

The implication is Everton would have to make a highly-tempting offer to convince him to move to England at this point.