Date: 27th May 2017 at 5:57pm
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Watford today appointed former Hull City manager Marco Silva to the position as manager.

Well it’s Watford, so head coach to be specific.

Following his resignation from Hull earlier in the week, it was reported that we had an interest in the 39 year old Portuguese and as covered this morning, speculation suggested we were in advanced talks with him yesterday and the announcement has certainly come more in the 24 hour region that 48.

Having managed previously in Portugal and Greece before a semi impressive spell at Hull put him on the map, Silva has now signed a two year deal at Vicarage Road and with so many managerial changes under the Pozzo’s we’ll see if this gaffer actually gets to the end of his contract.

A title winner with Olympiacos, he also led Sporting to a third place finish in Portugal back in 2014 and lifted their first trophy since 2008 – the Portuguese Cup. Earlier in his career he was with Estoril, guiding them to promotion into the top flight and he does have a pedigree as shown by the impact he had on Hull last season.

His time with Olypiacos where they won the title in 2016 saw them lift the crown with six games to spare and he’d also taken a Champions League victory over Arsenal that year.

Chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury told the Official Site.

‘Marco was one of the most sought after Head Coaches in the Premier League. His pedigree and promise speaks for itself with his achievements in top divisions elsewhere across Europe, as well as his work at Hull City last season.’


‘We are delighted to have secured his services and to be welcoming a Head Coach of his profile and potential. It`s an exciting time to be a Watford fan, and I`m sure all supporters will join me in offering Marco and his family the warmest of welcomes to Vicarage Road.’

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