Hull boss Silva ‘agrees terms to manage Porto’

Ian Watson

Hull boss Marco Silva has travelled to Portugal to hold talks over the vacant manager’s position at Porto.

Silva has a clause in his contract with Hull allowing him to walk away after the club’s relegation from the Premier League.

The Portuguese manager said at the weekend that he hoped to have his future resolved by Wednesday and multiple reports claim Silva has returned to his homeland to discuss the prospect of succeeding Nuno Espirito Santo.

Silva, 39, is said to have agreed terms with the Portuguese league runners-up.

On Sunday, following the 7-1 defeat to Tottenham in Hull’s final Premier League game before they drop into the Championship next season, Silva was asked about his future.

“I need to think and see what is the best solution, not only for the club, but for me as a coach and for my career,” he said.

“I need to decide. The club needs to know and start to do things differently to last summer. It’s clear that you start to win or lose with everything you do in the summer when you prepare the season and the team.

“I am sure next Wednesday we will decide.”