Football: Struggling Hull City appoint Marco Silva as manager

Hull City's Sam Clucas looks dejected after their match against West Bromwich Albion on Jan 2, 2017.
Hull City's Sam Clucas looks dejected after their match against West Bromwich Albion on Jan 2, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Relegation-threatened Hull City appointed Portuguese manager Marco Silva on Thursday to replace Mike Phelan until the end of the Premier League season.

Hull are facing a swift return to the second tier after securing promotion last May.

Silva, who resigned from Greek club Olympiakos Piraeus in June after leading them to a record 43rd league title, previously coached Estoril and Sporting Lisbon.

The 39-year-old becomes Hull's third manager of the season.