Watford appoint Marco Silva as head coach

He left Hull earlier this week

Watford appoint Marco Silva as head coach

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Former Hull boss Marco Silva has been appointed as Watford's new head coach.

He has signed a two-year deal at Vicarage Road and replaces Walter Mazzarri.

The Portuguese manager left his job at Hull following their to the Championship earlier this season.

Speaking to the club's official website, Watford chairman Scott Duxbury said: "Marco was one of the most sought after Head Coaches in the Premier League.

"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," he added.