English Premiership

Untested Silva in line for Hull City job

2017-01-05 10:58
Marco Silva.(Getty Images)

London - Ex-Olympiakos boss Marco Silva has become the favourite to succeed sacked Mike Phelan as manager of Premier League basement boys Hull City.

Phelan was sacked earlier this week less than three months after being handed the Hull reins on a permanent basis.

Hull plan to appoint a new manager by the weekend and widespread reports in the UK have indicated that Portuguese coach Silva is in advanced talks with the club.

Silva left Olympiakos for personal reasons during the summer after steering the club to the Greek title last season.

The 39-year-old had built a reputation as one of the brightest young coaches in Europe during his time in Portugal too after spells at Estoril and Sporting Lisbon.

However, Silva is untested in the Premier League and will take over a struggling side lying three points adrift of safety.

Hull vice-chairman Ehab Allam remains confident that Hull can still beat the drop though after releasing a statement on Phelan’s sacking.

"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,” he said.

"I acknowledge that our position in the table will make recruitment more challenging, however all of our efforts are now focused on enhancing the existing squad with Premier League survival our priority.

“Although there have been some positive performances in recent weeks, we sit bottom of the Premier League and I felt now was the right time to take a fresh approach."

Hull's next English Premiership fixture will be a home clash on January 14 against a high-flying Bournemouth team who come off of an impressive 3-3 draw against Arsenal.

Kick off is at 17:00.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 19 August 2017
Swansea City v Manchester United, Liberty Stadium 13:30
Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Anfield 16:00
Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, King Power Stadium 16:00
Southampton v West Ham United, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Burnley v West Bromwich Albion, Turf Moor 16:00
AFC Bournemouth v Watford, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Stoke City v Arsenal, Bet365 Stadium 18:30
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United, The John Smith's Stadium 14:30
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea, Wembley Stadium 17:00
Monday, 21 August 2017
Manchester City v Everton, Etihad Stadium 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.