Date: 22nd May 2017 at 3:40pm
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Hull want to keep Marco Silva at the KCOM Stadium, the fans made this clear during the thrashing against Tottenham, with the boss saying a decision will be revealed this week.

Silva said his decision will be made when taking into account what sort of backing he’ll get from the City board and what’s actually the best move for his coaching career and career in general.

This isn’t going to drag on though as the in demand Silva is sure he’ll reveal his decision on Wednesday.

He told Sky Sports: ‘I need to think and see what is the best solution, not only for the club, but for me as a coach and for my career. The next days will be important. I need to decide. The club needs to know and start to do things differently to last summer. It’s clear that you start to win or lose with everything you do in the summer when you prepare the season and the team. I am sure next Wednesday we will decide.’

In spite of much improvement under Silva – admittedly the fight was lacking against Tottenham – he couldn’t keep Hull in the Premier League. Silva went on to concede the defeat against Sunderland was the ‘key moment’ in City’s survival bid.

Silva said: ‘When we came we knew the risk and it was a big decision but we tried to change everything, all that was possible to change. We changed many things, we started to win some games and everybody started to believe. We fought together, the fans as well. Maybe the game against Sunderland was a key moment. We didn’t win the game and that make the difference.’

On Sunday’s 7-1 defeat itself, Silva added: ‘It was a bad day. Tottenham came here to play like they played against Leicester [6-1 win on Thursday], they were in a very good moment with very good players and we only played 15 minutes at the start of the second half, nothing more. We were on the pitch but we did not play, only look for the ball, we didn’t pressure, didn’t do anything special, and they play without pressure. They have a lot of quality.’

However, he could take a positive from Sunday’s game, that being the support shown by the Hull fans who were given ‘big respect’ for the support they showed him, the staff, players and club.

‘The only thing positive was the behaviour of the fans, they supported the team again, even losing 7-1 they were amazing. Big respect to the fans. They support me, my staff, the players and the club, since my first game I ask for them to come to make our stadium difficult for the opponent and they have been fantastic.’

Will this make a difference in keeping him? It’ll make it tougher for him but the backing, perhaps lack of, from the board will probably determine a new boss will be in place at City next season.

Ahead of the game Silva confirmed the clubs desire to keep him in charge during the Championship season.

He had told BBC Radio Humberside: ‘It’s my goal as a manager to work in the Premier League. It’s a big decision – in this moment I don’t have a decision and I need to analyse what is best for my career. We met this week and they showed they have an interest in keeping me and my staff at the club.’

Adding: ‘Everyone knows when you have the chance to work in the Premier League, you don’t want to work in Championship, it’s normal. Of course the club want to keep me and now it is not just whether I want [to stay] or not – I need to analyse other things.’

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