Silva lured by Watford ambition

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Watford have announced that former Hull City manager Marco Silva has joined the Premier League club on a two-year contract.

Silva joins the Hornets just a week after resigning from the Tigers, as they were relegated from the top-flight.

Despite Silva's inability to keep Hull from returning to the Championship, the former Olympiakos boss' reputation sky-rocketed for their attractive style of play and gaining credible results, with a side who looked doomed upon his arrival mid-way through the season.

The Portugese tactician replaces the much maligned Walter Mazzarri who led the club to safety in his solitary season in charge – and becomes the Italian owned club's ninth manager in five years.

Upon signing the deal, the 39-year-old said he was lured by the ambition from the Pozzo family who want the club to challenge for a top-half finish in the top-flight.

"Firstly I really like the approach of the board and the owner," he told the club's official website. "They showed me the project and I like the ambition.

"The club want to improve for the next seasons and this is what I try to fight for in my career as well – to always improve, to do a good job and to ensure a good connection between the manager and the club.

"The ambition this club has is really important to me."