Fulham appoint Silva as new head coach on three-year deal

Stefan Bienkowski
Marco Silva has been appointed as Fulham's new manager

Fulham have appointed Marco Silva as their new head coach after the manager agreed to join the club on a three-year deal.

Silva makes the move to Craven Cottage to replace Scott Parker, who left Fulham just a few days ago after two years at the club.

Despite beginning his career in his native Portugal and then making his name in Greece at Olympiakos, Silva has spent the last four years in English football.

First arriving in England to manage Hull City, Silva went on to manage Watford and then Everton, before losing his job at Goodison Park in December 2019.

However, with his appointment at Fulham, Silva is excited to get back into English football at a club that will undoubtedly be looking to get back into the Premier League before long.

’I was inspired by Marco Silva when I met him

“I’m really pleased and proud to be appointed head coach of such a historic football club,” said Silva on Fulham’s website.

“I want to thank the owner, Mr Khan, Tony Khan and the entire football structure of Fulham Football Club, for the trust shown in us.

“I’m excited to get started and my message for our fans ahead of this big challenge is we will all be working very hard together to be successful so they can feel proud at the end of the season.”

Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan added: “I met Marco Silva in Portugal last week and was inspired. Marco’s body of work in football was evident, but listening to him break down in detail his experiences at each of his stops as a head coach was thoroughly impressive.

“Marco also came prepared, with a full understanding of the players we have and ideas on how we can move forward this season. I loved his energy and optimism, and I’m confident Marco Silva is the right choice to lead Fulham Football Club as our new head coach.”