London (AFP) – Premier League strugglers Hull City appointed Marco Silva as manager for the rest of the season on Thursday.
The 39-year-old Portuguese — who guided Olympiakos to the Greek title last term before resigning — replaces Mike Phelan, who was sacked on Tuesday.
Silva’s first match in charge of the bottom-placed club will be Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie with fellow relegation battlers Swansea City.
“Marco is a young coach who has impressed us with his philosophy and football style,” said Hull vice-chairman Ehab Allam in a statement on the club’s website.
“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.”
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