Hull boss Silva dismisses move speculation

Marco Silva has refused to be drawn on speculation regarding his Hull City future, despite claims that he will remain in charge if he keeps the club in the Premier League.

Silva's contract expires at the end of the season and Hull are eager to keep him, as reported by the Telegraph.

"Everyone knows their position and where they will play next season, but this is a risky game for us and we have to respect them even more and go about it the right way".

Sunderland were relegated last weekend thanks to Hull's draw at Southampton but Silva is making sure his team don't take David Moyes' men for granted.

Silva's reputation has rocketed since he took over at the KC Stadium in January after leading the Tigers on an improbable run to the brink of top-flight survival. And the form of Sunderland ahead of this weekend's clash should see Hull go clear of the bottom-three and closer to safety.

He has not ruled out staying at the KCOM Stadium, but Watford, Southampton and West Ham United all have Silva on their radar if they decide to make managerial changes.

"For me nothing's changed in my work".

"We have one goal in our mind and that is our focus".

"I only see my future on Saturday, preparing the team well for the game", said Silva. "We'll see what will happen after two months". I think he's going to do better than what he is doing now.

"I think it was our best first half away since we came, to play with the confidence we did after what we have done in the past away it was very good", he added.

The tension above Sunderland is growing as Hull and Swansea fight it out for safety, the gap just two points.

"I know that when we finish our game on Saturday, it will be around the time that Swansea start their pre-match warm-up and they may not pay any attention to our result - whether they do or not isn't an important thing".

  • Julie Sanders