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Dutchman Zeegelaar fills the gap for Watford

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London (AFP) – Dutch defender Marvin Zeegelaar signed for Premier League side Watford on Thursday from Sporting Lisbon and resolved a problem for manager Marco Silva.

The 27-year-old - who had been at Sporting Lisbon for just a season - signed a four year contract with the Hornets for an undisclosed fee.

Dutchman Zeegelaar fills the gap for Watford

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London (AFP) – Dutch defender Marvin Zeegelaar signed for Premier League side Watford on Thursday from Sporting Lisbon and resolved a problem for manager Marco Silva.

The 27-year-old - who had been at Sporting Lisbon for just a season - signed a four year contract with the Hornets for an undisclosed fee.

Watford keeper Gomes signs new contract

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London (AFP) – Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes signed a two-year contract extension with the Premier League club on Thursday.

Gomes’s deal was given the green light by new Watford manager Marco Silva and will keep the Brazilian at Vicarage Road until June 2019.

“Watford FC is delighted to announce that goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has signed a new two-year deal with the club,” a club statement read.

Ex-Russia boss Leonid Slutsky named Hull City coach

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London (AFP) – Relegated Hull appointed Leonid Slutsky as their new coach on Friday, the ex-CSKA Moscow boss becoming the first Russian to hold a managerial position in English football.

The 46-year-old, who also was in charge of Russia at Euro 2016 whilst still at CSKA, replaces Marco Silva, who left after City were relegated from the Premier League last season and has since joined Watford.

Ex-Russia boss Slutsky named Hull City coach

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London (AFP) – Relegated Hull are pinning their hopes on a quick return to the Premier League on ex-Russia and CSKA Moscow boss Leonid Slutsky who was named as their new coach on Friday.

The 46-year-old replaces Marco Silva, who left after City were relegated from the Premier League last season and has since joined Watford.

Silva resigns as Hull manager – club

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London (AFP) – Marco Silva resigned as manager of relegated Premier League side Hull on Thursday, the club announced.

The 39-year-old Portuguese - who Jose Mourinho once described as his ‘kid friend’ - impressed during his stay reviving the club’s hopes of preserving their top-flight status after taking over in January with them in a desperate state at the foot of the table.

Silva resigns as Hull manager: club

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London (AFP) – Marco Silva resigned as manager of relegated Premier League side Hull on Thursday, the club announced.

The 39-year-old Portuguese impressed during his stay reviving the club’s hopes of preserving their top-flight status after taking over in January with them in a desperate state.

Niasse double is Hull’s Silva lining

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Oumar Niasse proved an inspired substitution by Marco Silva as his second-half double boosted Hull’s hopes of retaining their Premier League status with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Swansea on Saturday.

Niasse, on loan from Everton, struck in the 69th and 78th minutes to give Hull their third win over Swansea this season - their other win coming in the FA Cup - and saw them rise to third from bottom just a point off Crystal Palace, although the latter have a game in hand.

Niasse double is Hull’s Silva lining

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Oumar Niasse proved an inspired substitution by Marco Silva as his second-half double boosted Hull’s hopes of retaining their Premier League status with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Swansea on Saturday.

Niasse, on loan from Everton, struck in the 69th and 78th minutes to give Hull their third win over Swansea this season - their other win coming in the FA Cup - and saw them rise to third from bottom just a point off Crystal Palace, although the latter have a game in hand.

Liverpool crash again as Hull boost survival bid

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) Hull's resurgence under new manager Marco Silva continued as goals from Alfred N'Diaye and Oumar Niasse secured a 2-0 victory which leaves Liverpool still waiting for their first league win of 2017.

Whatever the future holds for N'Diaye on Humberside, he is unlikely to have many easier goalscoring opportunities than the one goalkeeper Simon Mignolet gifted him in the 44th minute at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

Man United thwarted by Hull’s Jakupovic

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United's push for the Champions League places was frustrated by Hull City as Jose Mourinho's men were held to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

With Manchester City winning handsomely at West Ham United, their cross-city rivals lost ground in the race for a top-four finish as Hull's stubborn defending kept them at bay.

Man United thwarted by Hull’s Jakupovic

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United's push for the Champions League places was frustrated by Hull City as Jose Mourinho's men were held to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

With Manchester City winning handsomely at West Ham United, their cross-city rivals lost ground in the race for a top-four finish as Hull's stubborn defending kept them at bay.

Italy international Ranocchia joins strugglers Hull

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London (AFP) Premier League relegation battlers Hull signed Italian international defender Andrea Ranocchia on loan from Serie A side Inter Milan for the rest of the season on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old who won the last of his 21 caps in 2016 has been at Inter since 2010 but fell out of favour last term and was sent out on loan to Sampdoria.

Italy international Ranocchia joins strugglers Hull

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London (AFP) Premier League relegation battlers Hull signed Italian international defender Andrea Ranocchia on loan from Serie A side Inter Milan for the rest of the season on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old who won the last of his 21 caps in 2016 has been at Inter since 2010 but fell out of favour last term and was sent out on loan to Sampdoria.

Carrick says Manchester United will go for it at Hull

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London (AFP) Michael Carrick has pledged that Manchester United will not rest on their laurels when they travel to Hull City looking to close out victory in their League Cup semi-final.

United won 2-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford courtesy of second-half strikes from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini, putting them within reach of a final showdown with either Liverpool or Southampton.

Carrick says Manchester United will go for it at Hull

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London (AFP) Michael Carrick has pledged that Manchester United will not rest on their laurels when they travel to Hull City looking to close out victory in their League Cup semi-final.

United won 2-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford courtesy of second-half strikes from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini, putting them within reach of a final showdown with either Liverpool or Southampton.

Hull City

Reports: Hull City Keen To Appoint CSKA Stalwart Leonid Slutsky As New Manager

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Hull City are reportedly close to appointing former CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky as their new manager.

After losing previous incumbent Marco Silva to Watford a week or so ago, Hull's owners, the Allams, met with Slutsky recently to discuss the Russian stepping into the breach.

Former Russia and CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky is set to become Hull City's new manager.

Marco Silva Triggers Hull City Break Clause ‘With Immediate Effect’ As Crystal Palace Continue To Pitch Woo

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Not that it was ever going to pan out any differently, but Marco Silva has today official resigned his post at Hull City.

The Portuguese coach spent 139 days in charge at the KCOM Stadium, taking a lost cause and hauling them up off the bottom of the tableonly to eventually come up short in the struggle to stave off relegation.

Let’s Hear It For… Hull City Coach Marco Silva!

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Hull City were rock bottom of the league when little known, little fancied Marco Silva (forren) replaced Mike Phelan (British) at the beginning of January.

All the usual apprehensionwas expressed over the 39-year-old Portuguese coach'sappointment his tender years, his supposedly iffygrasp of English, his relatively limited prior experience, and of chief concern for Paul Merson and his ilk the fact that if we've never heard of 'im, how could 'epossibly know the league, Jeff?

Are Hull right to feel aggrieved by Arsenal result?

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Hull City manager Marco Silva insists that the scoreline in 2-0 defeat to Arsenal was unjust, and admittedly he has some reasons to feel hard done-by. The Gunners took the lead in the first halffortunately. A clearance near the line was hit up onto Alexis Sanchez's hand, before going over the line, and with his [.

Official: Hull City Double Dip As Evandro And Oumar Niasse Become Marco Silva’s First Signings (Photo)

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Marco Silva has completed his first two pieces of business as Hull City coach today with a double-bubble signing of Evandro and Oumar Niasse.

Niasse arrives on a six-month loan from Everton, where the hesystematically failed to make any kind of impression to the point where Ronald Koeman began refusing to acknowledge the Senegalesestriker's very existence.

Sporting Lisbon

Sporting Update

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What a crazy week it has been.

Days after Sporting Lisbon won the Portuguese Cup in dramatic fashion, the club would experience even more drama. Cup-winning manager Marco Silva, withthree years left on his current deal, was replaced by Jorge Jesus, who managed cross-city rivals Benfica since 2009, and led them to the last two Liga titles.

Sporting CP Update 4/27

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Sporting Lisbon were away this week to Moreirense for league action. For Monday's match, manager Marco Silva went with a 4-4-2 lineup instead of the usual 4-3-3, and instead of one striker, he went with two, Junya Tanaka and former Seattle Sounder Fredy Montero.

With the exception of a few defensive hiccups, Sporting put together a very good display, and easily rolled over Moreirense 4-1.

Arsenal Target William Carvalho May Leave Sporting Lisbon in January

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Fresh off of a 4-1 drumming of Galatasaray in Tuesday's final Champions League group stage match, Arsenal received more positive news as it was revealed that one of their long-time transfer targets could be sold in January. Sporting Lisbon manager Marco Silva spoke to reporters ahead of their own Champions League clash with Chelsea on the future of one of his star players, and Arsenal target, William Carvalho.

Arsenal Target William Carvalho May Leave Sporting Lisbon in January

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Fresh off of a 4-1 drumming of Galatasaray in Tuesday's final Champions League group stage match, Arsenal received more positive news as it was revealed that one of their long-time transfer targets could be sold in January. Sporting Lisbon manager Marco Silva spoke to reporters ahead of their own Champions League clash with Chelsea on the future of one of his star players, and Arsenal target, William Carvalho.

The Rest

Official: Watford Appoint Marco Silva As New Head Coach On Two-Year Deal

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Watford have appointed Marco Silva as their new head coach, thus replacing Walter Mazzarri in the hot seat.

The Portuguese, who formally left his post at Hull City on Friday afternoon, has signed a two-year deal to take over at Vicarage Road.

OFFICIAL: #watfordfc is delighted to confirm the appointment of Marco Silva as Head Coach.