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January 8, 2018updated 23 Jan 2018 10:56am

Marco Silva net worth

By Suren Prasad

Marco Silva net worth – we calcuate the net worth of Marco Silva the Head coach of English Premier League club Watford and Portugal’s former footballer to be an estimated £4 million. (Mirror & Telegraph)

Born Marco Alexandre Saraiva da Silva on July 12, 1977 in Lisbon, Portugal, Marco Silva began his playing career with Primeira Liga side Belenenses, in 1996. The right-back played only two Liga matches during his lifetime; one with Belenenses and the second for Campomaiorense. Subsequently, Silva shunted between Portugal’s second and third division teams Trofense, Rio Ave, Braga, Salgueiros and Odivelas (2000-05).

Come 2005, Silva joined Estoril Praia in the Liga de Honra or Segunda Liga (now called LigaPro), playing there until his retirement in June 2011. His tally in Segunda Liga (second division) stood at eight goals from 152 games, playing for three different clubs.

In June 2011, Estoril appointed Silva Director of Football for the team. Beginning season 2011-12 with the team from Cascais placed 10th in the second division, Silva was made the manager. With just three losses from 24 matches, he steered “the Canaries” to second division victory and a return to Primeira Liga. He was honoured with the Segunda Liga Coach of the Year award for 2011-12.

With Estoril back in the top division for season 2012-13, Silva steered the team to fifth place in Primeira Liga and a first-ever UEFA Europa League qualification. In 2014, Estoril achieved a historic first-time win against FC Porto and a fourth place in the league standings.

Silva left for a €1 million-per-annum (£880,000), four-year contract with Sporting Clube de Portugal (Sporting Lisbon) in May 2014. Under him, the team rose to third place in the league and also beat Braga in the final of the Taça de Portugal 2015. Silva was, however, sacked four days after the victory. (Mirror)

In July 2015, Greek Superleague club Olympiacos FC signed up Silva for a two-year deal. Silva’s managerial acumen steered Olympiacos to a Greek record of 11 successive Superleague Greece wins right from the first match, winning 17 consecutively—a 21st century European record. They later went on to clinch a record 43rd league title for 2015-16, with six games to spare. Olympiacos also beat Arsenal in the group stage of the Champions League.

Following June, Silva resigned and, in January 2017, joined Hull City—which was at the bottom in the English Premier League (EPL)—as Head Coach. Silva made his mark immediately with a win over Swansea City in an FA Cup third round match. He emerged victorious in his first league match too when “the Tigers” beat Bournemouth. On January 26, Hull beat José Mourinho’s Manchester United 2–1 in the 2016-17 EFL Cup semi-finals, (the club’s first victory over ManU since 1974). However, ManU progressed to the final due to a 3–2 aggregate. Beating Liverpool 2–0 on February 4 in the EPL, Silva won his first four home matches as coach. Following Hull’s relegation from the EPL in May 2017, Silva resigned.

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Silva’s impressive exploits grabbed Watford’s attention who recruited him to replace Walter Mazzarri as head coach on a two-year deal worth £2.6 million (plus bonuses), on 27 May 2017. (Telegraph)

A recent offer of £10 million by Everton to lure Silva away was rejected by Watford outright. (Independent, Mirror & Telegraph)

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