With his contract at Hull City due to expire, Marco Silva will be one of the most in-demand managers in the Premier League this summer. Earlier this month, The Telegraph revealed the 39-year-old is on the radars of Watford, West Ham and Southampton.
Although the Portuguese failed to keep the Tigers in the top flight, he’s given a strong account of himself this season – revitalising a side that were bottom when he arrived in January and keeping their survival bid alive until the final few games of the season.
Nonetheless, there’s a common feeling that Silva isn’t the miracle worker mooted by many. Whereas English counterparts are often criticised for defensive tactics, Silva has been lauded for them as if he’s some sort of tactical genius.
With that in mind, FootballFanCast asked our readers earlier this week whether Silva is the real deal or overrated simply because he’s foreign. And although the majority of those who took part in our poll voted in Silva’s favour, a significant 41% doubt his abilities.
West Ham and Southampton be warned; a big chunk of Premier League fans think Silva isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.