News moves quickly in the world of modern football and less than 24 hours after news of Sam Allardyce’s departure from Crystal Palace first broke, it’s beginning to look as though we may be making a move for his successor.
Having battled manfully against relegation when taking over the reins at Hull City earlier this season, Silva has built a rather stellar reputation on these shores in a remarkably brief period of time. Of course, his efforts eventually ended in failure when ironically being consigned to the drop by Big Sam’s Crystal Palace on the penultimate weeekend of the season but few if any had given the Portuguese much chance of keeping the Tigers afloat when he first arrived.
Despite scoffs from the likes of Paul Merson and Phil Thompson when he first turfed up at the KCom Stadium, Silva’s career to date has actually been incredibly impressive, with his time in charge of Olympiakos and latterly Hull thought to have been more than enough to persuade Porto into making a move for him.
Obviously, the lure of managing one of Portugal’s giants will be huge for the man himself but after admitting that he would be open to continuing his career in England next season, the availability of the Selhurst Park hotseat may well have swayed him.
We are still yet to have any “official” announcement from the club over the fall-out to Allardyce’s departure or indeed the plans in place to source his replacaement but that may simply be a consequence of extremely fast moving circumstances behind the scenes relating to Marco Silva’s immediate future.
I am of course speculating but in scenarios such as this, there is no other option. Waiting is never a pleasant experience but if this latest development proves to have legs, we may hear something concrete sooner rather than later.