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Silva refuses to commit future to relegated Hull

2017-05-15 13:49
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Cape Town - After relegation from the Premier League was confirmed on Sunday, Hull City boss Marco Silva refused to comment on his immediate future.

The 4-0 loss to Crystal Palace saw the Tigers condemned to Championship football once again, after only one season back in the top flight.

Goals from Wilfried Zaha, Cristian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt ensured survival for Sam Allardyce's side at the expense of the vistors.

"Today we came here to play one final and we started in a bad way. It gave Palace what they wanted for the match. They knew what was in it for them," Silva told the BBC after the game.

"We tried but conceded again and it finished the game. We tried to make changes at half-time for a small reaction. Possession is not enough. You have to take the right decisions. At this level it makes a difference.

"When the club came to me, we knew we were taking on a big risk. But we had one target, to stay in the Premier League. We did our best to improve the boys in the team and that was our job."

When asked whether or not he will continue at the helm next season, the Portuguese coach remained non-committal with his response.

"It's not the moment to talk about the situation," he said. "I respect too much the club and these fans, who have been amazing since I came here. It's the moment to speak to the chairman and the board.

"The club needs to understand what they need to do differently in the future, and we'll do that next. Now is not the moment to talk about the future of the manager. It's about the future of the club."


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