Hull City, who currently stand in 18th place in the Premier League, will stay up this year and avoid relegation to the Championship.
Why? Marco Silva- that’s why.
Usually for Hull the first half of the season is the best half, and as soon as January comes all they do is lose. However, this year is different. Hull have lost, home and away games, repeatedly since appointing Mike Phelan as the full time coach.
While the fans supported Phelan, he did not provide results. The owners (Don’t get me started on them) decided to fire Phelan early January, and almost immediately hire a young man called “Marco Silva”.
While Silva does not have any previous English football experience, he has brought a strong tactical attitude.
Attention to detail has seen performances improve, especially against some of the top clubs in English football.
A 2-1 win against Manchester United, to break a streak of 16 games unbeaten, showed the determination and spirit of a revitalised team.
Marco Silva went wild in the transfer window- bringing in 3 attacking players on a permanent basis, and 5 loan players to help secure safety from relegation. The players he have brought in have all shown a determination to play for a coach who believes in them.
Only 7 points separates 14th and 20th place, showing that anything can happen. But Hull have shown drastic improvement, enough to raise the hopes of many Hull fans.