Marco Silva has signed a two-year deal with Watford
The 39-year-old has signed a two-year deal at Vicarage Road following Walter Mazzarri's departure at the end of the season.
Mazzarri was relieved of his duties following a run of 10 defeats in 14 matches but Watford retained their top-flight status with a 17th-placed finish.
Silva only endured his first taste of management in the Premier League at the start of the year as he replaced Mike Phelan in Jnuary at Hull.
Despite turning their fortunes around with six wins he couldn't keep them above the drop and the Tigers were relegated to the Championship after a 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.
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Hull tried to persuade him to stay but the Portuguese boss activated his release clause.
Silva had been linked with a move to Porto and Crystal Palace in recent days but he has now put pen to paper on a deal with Watford.
Watford chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury said of the appointment: “Marco was one of the most sought after Head Coaches in the Premier League.
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"His pedigree and promise speaks for itself with his achievements in top divisions elsewhere across Europe, as well as his work at Hull City last season."
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“We are delighted to have secured his services and to be welcoming a Head Coach of his profile and potential,” he added.
“It’s an exciting time to be a Watford fan, and I’m sure all supporters will join me in offering Marco and his family the warmest of welcomes to Vicarage Road.”