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Hull City have wasted no time in replacing Micky Phelan who was sacked as head coach two days ago. As speculated yesterday, he’s been replaced by Marco Silva on a contract until the end of the season.

The 39-year-old, who is the second youngest of the current Premier League managers, has previously managed both Estoril and Sporting Lisbon in his own country before moving to Greece where he had great success with Olympiakos, winning the league title and taking them into the Champions League, the highlight of which was a win against Arsenal.

With Hull having had a clear out of backroom staff, Silva has brought in Joao Pedro Sousa as assistant head coach, Goncalo Pedro as first team coach with Hugo Oliveira taking over as goalkeeping coach.

Vice chairman Ehab Allam said: “Marco is a young coach who has impressed us with his philosophy and football style. 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.

“We are already working hard with Marco and his team to deliver some key additions to our squad during this transfer window.”

Silva, who speaks limited English, will take charge for the first time when he comes up against new Swansea boss Paul Clement in the FA Cup this weekend.

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