It seems there is a lot of synergy between West Ham United and Everton in recent Premier League seasons.

From transfer tussles to fighting it out for the same positions in the league.

West Ham and Everton find themselves in that next tier of teams vying to eventually gatecrash the established Premier League elite.

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Toffee Hammers

From Tony Cottee to David Unsworth, Slaven Bilic and Sam Allardyce. From West Ham losing out to the Toffees for Henry Onyekuru and Bernard.

And most recently from West Ham wanting to pip Everton to Andre Gomes and Aleksandar Mitrovic to Marco Silva reportedly being keen on Aaron Cresswell.

This week so another story of mutual interest for the two clubs.

Because West Ham Marmite figure Luis Boa Morte is back in the Premier League with the Toffees.

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‘Dead snake’ back in the Premier League?

According to Sky Sports Boa Morte, who scored just two goals for West Ham in 90-odd appearances, is expected to succeed Joao Pedro Sousa as Everton’s assistant manager.


Boa Morte – or the ‘dead snake’ as West Ham fans nicknamed him owing to a tongue-in-cheek translation of his name (it actually translates as good death) – endured a rocky relationship with Hammers fans during his four-year stay in East London.

Some fans loved his hard-working, passionate attitude.

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Silva lining for West Ham Marmite figure?

But a section of the West Ham faithful could not take to the winger and felt he did not deliver after a £6million move from Fulham.

His time at the club eventually ended with relegation under Avram Grant.

Now he is set for a return to England say Sky Sports.

Everton boss Silva has been searching for a new number two after losing long-time assistant Sousa. The former no.2 left Goodison Park to become manager of Portuguese side Famalicao.

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