Hull were condemned to an immediate return to Championship football next season after a 4-0 drubbing against relegation rivals Crystal Palace, and hopes of keeping hold of manager Marco Silva appear to have taken a blow.
Silva has shown in 4 months that he is one of European footballs bright young managers and his 6 wins in 17 gave Hull a fighting chance. The damage though was done before xmas and the shock home defeat to Sunderland earlier this months was enough to halt the momentum and send the tigers back towards the drop.
In Silva’s interview following their relegation, in and amongst talk of togetherness, he regularly spoke about ‘they’ and the club, rather than ‘we’ and ‘us’.
“The most important thing is for the club to understand what they did in a bad way, to prepare.
“You start to win or lose a season ahead one year in advance. I will give the board and the chairman my opinion, about what they need to do differently to make sure this doesn’t happen.”
All the signs point to Silva for looking for a different assignment next season and Hull City looking for a new man to try and steer them back in to the premier league.