Hull city would “need a miracle” to stay up. That was current coach Marcos Silva speaking on the day he was given the baton to lead then rock bottom Hull out of the shadows of the EPL’s relegation zone.
And a miracle it almost was from turning a team that won just thrice in the 21 preceding fixtures to the one that won 6 out of the 7 succeeding home fixtures including a 2-0 win over Liverpool who was by the way chasing the title at that time; Marcos Silva definitely came close.
People who knew the Portuguese prior to his appointment won’t be as surprised as the rest of us given what he did with Portuguese side Estoril, a club where he retired as a player in 2011 and took up the mantle of leadership steering them away from the 2nd tier of the Portuguese league to the premier championship and even qualifying them for Europe. (more…)
Ianis Hagi is a potential Romanian superstar and he recently joined Fiorentina in the hope of making it big in European football.
He is the son of legendary Romanian footballer Gheorghe Hagi. Many regardGheorghe Hagi as the greatest ever Romanian footballer. Currently working as a manager, he recently spoke about his son’s move to Fiorentina. After having worked with the youth teams at Steaua Bucharest, the youngster made his debut forViitorulConstanța in 2014. It did not take long for clubs to take notice and it has not been just because of the last name.
Following a lot of interest from clubs across Europe, the 17-year-old decided to sign for Fiorentina. The Italian club may not stay to be offering the ability to win trophies, butIanis requires regular first-team football at this moment in order to continue his development.
Furthermore, he needs to be alongside the top professionals in order to acquire their ways and learn the game as he goes along. When asked about his son’s choice of signing for Fiorentina,Gheorghe Hagi claimed that he had no say in the transfer and that his son was completely free to make the decision for himself. The former Romanian superstar says that he is happy with the progress made by his son at the Italian club.