Paul Merson’s reaction to Hull’s appointment of Marco Silva reflected the kind of disgust befitting of finding a pubic hair in a hotel shower curtain.
It was the sort of knee-jerk reaction we’re used to seeing whenever a foreign coach lands the role of a departing Englishman (Adkins for Pochettino anyone?) and wouldn’t sound out of place at a UKIP rally in Barnsley.
Needless to say, Silva has managed to transform the general consensus on him from “he only won the league with Olympiakos” to “he only went and won the league with Olympiakos didn’t he.”
Hull are not safe but regardless of their fate, Silva has managed to demonstrate the sort of characteristics that are becoming ever more desirable in Premier League recruitment processes.
The team look organised and disciplined, all whilst playing an attractive brand of football. Haters still gonna hate but watch the video to see that whilst, like Merse, you’re entitled to your opinion, you’re wrong…