Hull City Appoint Marco Silva As Mike Phelan’s Replacement

Hull City Appoint Marco Silva As Mike Phelan’s Replacement
Jan 5, 2017

Hull City News

Today it was confirmed that Hull City have appointed Marco Silva as Head Coach until the end of the season.  This appointment comes after Mike Phelan was sacked on Tuesday Night.

Silva is a 39-year-old man born in Lisbon, Portugal.  After managing Estoril, Sporting CP, and Olympiacos, he now takes his first steps in English football.  Most recently Silva enjoyed success with Greek side Olympiacos after winning the league title and beating Arsenal 3-2 in the Champions League last season.  Silva also guided Estoril to a club record 4th place finish in the Primeira Liga.  After this Silva was appointed manager of Sporting CP, he won the club their first trophy in 7 years in the form of the Taça de Portugal.  Silva has also brought with him Hull City’s new assistant head coach Joao Pedro Sousa, First Team Coach Goncalo Pedro and Goalkeeping Coach Hugo Oliveira.


Marco Silva undeniably has a massive challenge ahead of him with Hull City. The club currently sit bottom of the Premier League having played 20 games and only accumulating 13 points.  Hull have only scored 17 goals and have conceded 44, meaning they also have the worst goal difference in the league.  This means that Silva will have to make a few additions to the squad with the defence and attacking positions particularly in need of funding.

Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam has made clear that there will be an opportunity for Silva to make the necessary additions to the squad.  In a statement earlier in the week, he said:

“I maintain the belief that the current squad, with two or three key additions during the current transfer window, is good enough to survive in this division.”

After the announcement of Silva’s appointment Ehab Allam added:

“Marco is a young coach who has impressed us with his philosophy and football style.  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.  We are already working hard with Marco and his team to deliver some key additions to our squad during this transfer window.”

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