The four game spell after Ronald Koeman was sacked as Everton manager has come and gone, as has the worldwide break, and still there is no word from the club leadership about who will be the permanent manager of the Blues.
Marco Silva has offered Watford no assurances that he wants to stay at the club.
David Unsworth was appointed as interim manager following the Dutchman's departure and Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is understood to be keen on him landing the job on a permanent basis, while the Toffees' major shareholder Farhad Moshiri is reportedly determined to bring in a more high-profile replacement for Koeman.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has claimed that Everton would be making a mistake if they replaced David Unsworth.
The former England boss told talkSPORT on Wednesday that rather than wait for Everton to reach a decision, he would " move on to something else".
"This is an awesome club".
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"The people who matter know my feelings, that goes without saying", he said on Friday.
"Everton had two weeks over the worldwide break to get the man they wanted and they didn't do it. I'll just be focused on taking the team [against Crystal Palace] and getting a result". "From my point of view it gives me an extended opportunity to be successful with the squad of players", said Unsworth.
"But other people will make that decision, so that is up to them".
"I've seen bits of speculation but not a great deal".
Reports have suggested that Watford have so far denied the Toffees permission to talk to their manager, who only took over at the club in the summer. If not, I will shake the hand of whoever it is and wish them all the best because I want them to win and succeed, because I want this club to succeed.