Marco Silva’s appointment at Hull City has received big interest from the Portuguese press, and all the big sports newspapers have a page on the manager today.
All the papers seem to agree that Silva is not signing a six-month contract as reported yesterday. He’s actually agreeing a deal of one season and a half, but with a clause which says he could leave for free next summer.
According to Record, the manager is taking assistant João Pedro Sousa and physiotherapist Gonçalo Pedro with him the UK City of Culture. He also wants the former Arsenal player and current Gunners scout Luis Boa Morte as part of his staff.
Despite the expectations for transfers, A Bola makes some curious claims by saying the manager isn’t expecting big signings.
They show that the club have money for it, but for some reason, Silva’s expectations on the matter aren’t very high.
That may be why he’s been given the job by Hull City.
O Jogo says that his debut could happen on Saturday, when Hull are playing Swansea City in an FA Cup match.
Portuguese newspapers usually follow their compatriot managers and players in the Premier League closely, having given special coverage of clubs like Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton lately.
We should expect the same for Hull City now.
All of them tell a little about the club’s history in today’s editions, already familiarising their readers to the club they’ll read a lot about from now on.