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Marco Silva Named Hull City Head Coach


Portuguese manager Marco Silva has been named Hull City new head coach

Hull, England – Hull City have appointed Marco Silva as their manager on a deal until the end of the season, the club have confirmed.

The 39-year-old replaces Mike Phelan, who was sacked on Tuesday night following a torrid run of results which left the Tigers rock bottom of the Premier League.

“Marco is a young coach who has impressed us with his philosophy and football style,” the club’s vice-chairman, said Ehab Allam in a statement. “He has a great track record and we feel this is a bold and exciting appointment in our aim to retain the club’s Premier League status.

“Marco will be bringing in his own back-room team who have all played their part in his recent success. We are already working hard with Marco and his team to deliver some key additions to our squad during this transfer window.”

Silva has coached at Estoril, Sporting Lisbon and Olympiakos, leading the former to Portugal’s top flight, Sporting to the Portuguese cup in 2015 and the later to the Greek title last season. He left Olympiakos for personal reasons shortly after and thus was immediately available to Hull.

He also becomes Hull’s third permanent manager since their promotion to the Premier League last May and took his first training session as manager on Thursday lunchtime, along with his new backroom staff.

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