Marco Silva appointed Hull manager

Marco Silva... new Hull City manager.   -  AFP

Premier League struggler Hull City appointed Marco Silva as manager for the rest of the season on Thursday.

The 39-year-old Portuguese, who guided Olympiakos to the Greek title last term before resigning, replaces Mike Phelan, who was sacked on Tuesday.

Silva's first match in charge of the bottom-placed club will be Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie with fellow-relegation battler Swansea City.

"Marco is a young coach who has impressed us with his philosophy and football style," said Hull vice-chairman Ehab Allam in a statement on the club's website.

"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."

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