Marco Silva was a breath of fresh air to the Premier League when he took over Hull City over Christmas.
He turned the KCOM Stadium into a fortress, extending his personal unbeaten run of home league games to 41, a record which stretched back to 2014. Unfortunately, that streak came to an end when they were beaten by Sunderland in the first week of May.
Relegation was confirmed following a defeat to Crystal Palace a fortnight later.
Despite being offered a new deal by the club, Silva opted against plying his trade in the Championship. Instead, he was linked with a few major jobs. The most noteworthy of this was the Porto job, a post which would see him return to Portugal after a successful spell in charge of Sporting CP.
But Sky Sports broke the news earlier this afternoon that Silva has agreed a deal to stay in the Premier League, with Watford.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 27, 2017
Watford confirmed the news in a statement on their official website with chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury delighted to get the man
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,” he added.
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
It's a two year deal for Silva, showing that Watford have faith.
The Hornets staved off relegation by six points, finishing just above the drop zone. Subsequently, they fired Walter Mazzarri. Sun rises, sun sets, Watford get rid of their boss.
It's a shrewd appointment by the club though. Elton John and co will be hoping that Silva can repeat his home form at Vicarage Road next season.