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LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Relegation-threatened Hull City appointed Portuguese manager Marco Silva on Thursday to replace Mike Phelan until the end of the Premier League season.
Hull are facing a swift return to the second tier after securing promotion last May.
Silva, who resigned from Greek club Olympiakos Piraeus in June after leading them to a record 43rd league title, previously coached Estoril and Sporting Lisbon.
The 39-year-old becomes Hull's third manager of the season. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin Editing by Louise Ireland)