West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern were left frustrated after yesterday’s defeat to Liverpool but their spirits have been lifted by comments from a managerial target.
Hull City boss Marco Silva has impressed with the Tigers since joining the Premier League side midway through the season but he failed to secure safety for the club, with their relegation sealed following a heavy 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace yesterday.
That loss means they’ll join Middlesbrough and Sunderland in being relegated to the Championship and Hull face a battle to keep hold of Silva’s services, amidst reports that West Ham are keen on bringing in the Portuguese boss as a replacement for Slaven Bilic.
“It’s not the moment to talk about the situation. I respect the club too much and these fans, who have been amazing since I came here. I will talk to the board and the chairman, talking inside the walls of the club. Not to you.”
“The club needs to understand what they need to do differently in the future. For me, it’s easy what the club needs to do differently. We started to lose in pre-season when we were making our preparations.”
“We tried to do many things in January but it’s not good to be signing six or seven players and losing two in the market. You should be doing that in June, in pre-season. You need to prepare better. We’ll talk in the next few days, before the Tottenham match.”
Hull’s chances of keeping Silva at the club look slim, especially with Premier League sides like West Ham eyeing a move, and our landlord believes he’ll end up replacing Bilic at the London Stadium this summer.
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