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Marco Silva On Verge Of Landing Pretty Big Job As He Leaves Hull

Marco Silva On Verge Of Landing Pretty Big Job As He Leaves Hull
By Gavin Cooney

Presumably, in Portugal right now, there's a bloviating TV pundit - let's call him Paulo Mérson - heralding Portuguese football for employing Portuguese football men.

Despite a creditable effort, Silva had to give way to the laws of gravity and playing Oumar Niasse and was relegated on the penultimate weekend of the season Hull City. It was a pretty decent effort given that he lost a raft of important players in January, most notably the then top scorer Robert Snodgrass. It fell apart, however, with a peculiar late-season collapse: Silva's first home defeat in nearly 40 games against an already-relegated Sunderland.

Paul Merson's absurd criticism upon his arrival engendered great support for Silva at Hull, and his efforts to keep them up did not go unnoticed, as Silva was linked with the vacant job at Watford and the soon-to-be-vacant post at Southampton.

Instead of hanging around for another job in England, however, Silva is reportedly on the verge of landing a pretty big job back home.

A number of outlets, including Bein Sports and the Daily Mail are reporting that Silva is in talks to become the next manager of Porto.

They have had an indifferent season under Nuno: 2nd in the Portuguese league and knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus in the last 16.

Silva is still only 39, but has twice managed in Portugal's top division before. He promoted Estoril before moving onto Sporting, with whom he won the Portuguese Cup. He was then bizarrely sacked four days after the final. The reason stated was his refusal to wear an official club suit in a previous cup match against F.C. Vizela.

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