(Reuters) – Fulham have appointed former Everton supervisor Marco Silva as their new head coach on a three-year contract to switch Scott Parker, the English Championship (second-tier) membership stated.
Silva, 43, guided Everton to an eighth-placed end within the Premier League in his first season in 2018 however was sacked by the Merseyside membership in December the next yr after a 5-2 defeat by metropolis rivals Liverpool.
Parker left the membership this week following their relegation from the Premier League final season. He has since been named as the brand new Bournemouth supervisor.
“I am actually happy and proud to be appointed head coach of such a historic soccer membership,” Silva stated in a membership assertion https://www.fulhamfc.com/information/2021/july/Fulham-Appoint-Marco-Silva on Thursday.
“I am excited to get began and my message for our followers forward of this huge problem is we are going to all be working very laborious collectively to achieve success to allow them to really feel proud on the finish of the season.”
Silva will likely be assisted by former Fulham ahead and fellow Portuguese Luis Boa Morte, who made 250 appearances for the West London membership.
(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Modifying by Peter Rutherford)