Marco Silva revitalising Hull with lots of information and no days off | Louise Taylor

New manager has followed the successful blueprint from his time in Portugal and Greece as Hull prepare to take on Liverpool

Meticulous, methodical and, above all, measured, Marco Silva is not an obvious high?stakes gambler, but behind the controlled facade lurks a risk taker with a penchant for retrieving supposedly lost causes.

In other words dysfunctional Hull City could not be a better fit for the bright young coach dubbed the new José Mourinho. Allied to a devotion to sports science, data analysis and intensely micro-managed training sessions, the 39-year-old’s willingness to specialise in saving the careers of players perceived as damaged goods by peers brought him surprising success in Lisbon and Athens.

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