|Clubs Managed||Estoril, Sporting, Olympiacos, Hull City, Watford, Everton|
Marco Silva’s Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements
Marco Silva is a Portuguese football manager, whose playing career spanned 15 years. Silva retired at the age of nearly 34, amassing a total of 152 games and eight goals for three clubs.
After retiring, Silva became manager of Estoril, replacing Vinícius Eutrópio. Over there, he met considerable success, even defeating FC Porto on their own turf. He even lead the team to fourth position.
Then, in 2014, Marco Silva agreed to a four-year contract with Sporting. During his tenure, he led the team to the third place in the championship. This included, winning the Taça de Portugal beating S.C. Braga in the final.
However, in 2015, Marco Silva was dismissed for the strangest reason. Apparently, was not wearing their official suit in a cup match against F.C. Vizela.
So, he moved to Olympiacos FC on a two-year contract. The Portuguese manager guided the team to break the record of 11 consecutive league wins from the first matchday. He even managed to help them stun Arsenal in the Champions League group stage.
In 2017, he was appointed as the head coach of Hull City until the end of the season. Barely two days after his appointment, Hull City took a 2–0 win over Swansea City in the FA Cup.
The giant-killing didn’t end with Arsenal though, he even beat the Jose Mourinho-led Manchester United in the EFL Cup. Then, they beat Liverpool 2–0 in the Premier League. Unfortunately, he resigned after the team got relegated.
In the same year, Marco Silva joined Watford on a two-year contract. Following a good start, he was eyed by Everton, who were looking for a manager. Coincidentally, Watford’s performance grew worse and Silva was blamed. So, he was dismissed in 2018, owing to an “unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival”.
Finally, in 2018, he was appointed as the manager of Everton on a three-year contract. Everton agreed to pay Silva’s former club Watford £4 million in compensation. This was in response to the latter’s claim of Everton “tapping up” Silva.
As a manager, Marco Silva achieved numerous excellent results. This included the Portuguese Second Division with Estoril. He also clinched a Taca de Portugal with Sporting, and the Greek Superleague with Olympiacos.
Silva’s tactics can largely be described as a primarily attacking style of play. The Portuguese manager relies on dribbling ability, pace and creativity to create chances for anyone playing up front or in midfield.
When out of possession Silva likes his team to work hard, with the wingers aggressively chasing the ball back down the flanks to help win the ball back as quickly as possible. In central midfield Silva generally prefers one primarily defensive midfielder, partnered with either someone capable of building play up from deep – or a box to box midfielder.
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