The Hornets appoint Marco Silva as their new manager.

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Watford have successfully appointed former Hull City boss Marco Silva on a two-year deal.

Watford have named Marco Silva as their new head coach. Silva left Hull after they suffered relegation from the Premier League.

Although Silva was unable to save Hull City from relegation, he showed glimpses of brilliance in just 5 months of his stay at the KCOM Stadium. He has been linked with several clubs but Watford manages to make him the successor of Walter Mazzarri, whom they sacked a few days earlier.

Watford’s chairman, Scott Duxbury, said:

“Marco was one of the most sought after head coaches in the Premier League. His pedigree and promise speak 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. 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.”

The 39-year old Portuguese manager has won the Greek title with Olympiacos in 2016 and also won the Portuguese Cup with Sporting in 2015.

So his arrival at the Vicarage Road will be a positive to start with for the Hornets as they look forward to put up a better performance in the League next season.