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Marco Silva chooses the Watford job after departing relegated Hull

The Portuguese coach has joined the Hornets on a two-year deal.

Silva left Hull City this week.
Silva left Hull City this week.
Image: Danny Lawson

WATFORD HAVE CONFIRMED Marco Silva as their new manager.

The 39-year-old Portuguese coach, who has managed in his homeland and Greece in the past, has joined on a two-year deal after the departure of Walter Mazzarri.

Silva took over Hull City back in January but couldn’t prevent them from getting relegated to the Championship despite an upturn in results.

He left the Tigers this week and was believed to be in the running for the vacant Crystal Palace and Porto jobs.

Watford finished just above the drop zone in 17th position this season.

“Marco was one of the most sought after head coaches in the Premier League,” said Watford chairman chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury.

“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.

“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.”

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