Portuguese manager Marco Silva is reportedly on his way to Hull City, where he’s settling the final details which will confirm his new job as coach at the club.

According to RTP Notícias, the 39-year-old is travelling to discuss the final agreements and will be taking charge of the club in the next few days.

It’s explained that Silva was first contacted by Hull City yesterday, and after accepting the offer he’ll be signing a six-month contract.

Silva is replacing manager Mike Phelan, who was sacked by the Tigers after a run of nine winless Premier League matches. The Portuguese obviously has a short career so far, with spells at Estoril, Sporting and Olympiakos, where he won the Greek title last season.

After the trophy, Silva left the club due to disagreements with the club’s board and has been unemployed ever since. Hull City are currently on bottom of the Premier League table, with only 13 points after 20 fixtures.

It would be no surprise if Silva’s arrival at Hull is followed by loan signings from the Portuguese league. Silva’s connections in Portuguese football mean agents will be falling over themselves to get clients to the Premier League club.

Silva is represented by Pro Eleven, who have excellent contacts in Portuguese football. It may be worth Hull supporters becoming familar with their client list.