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Benfica to appoint Marco Silva ahead of next season?

Benfica to appoint Marco Silva?
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Benfica are reportedly considering making an official approach for former Hull City and Watford boss Marco Silva.

Marco Silva has reportedly emerged as a managerial candidate for Portuguese giants Benfica.

In January, Silva was removed from his position at Watford after just eight months in charge, but the 40-year-old continues to attract interest from clubs in the Premier League and Europe.

According to The Independent, Benfica are giving consideration to making a change in the dugout, despite the club only sitting two points adrift of league leaders Porto.

Benfica have suffered just one league defeat in 26 matches, but it appears that Rui Vitoria could pay the price for the club's early elimination from European competition having finished bottom in a Champions League group involving Manchester United, Basel and CSKA Moscow.

Silva remains highly regarded in his homeland, having previously won the second-tier title with Estoril and lifting the Portuguese cup with Sporting Lisbon.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Porto1210022671930
2Sporting Lisbon1291225121328
3Braga1283122101227
4Benfica1282224111326
5Vitoria de GuimaraesGuimaraes125431612419
6Rio AveRio Ave125431816219
7BelenensesBelenenses124621110118
8Vitoria de SetubalSetubal125251412217
9Santa ClaraSanta Clara125252019117
10MoreirenseMoreirense125161117-616
11PortimonensePortimonense124261624-814
12Nacional123451321-813
13Maritimo12327715-811
14BoavistaBoavista12246815-710
15Feirense12246816-810
16Desportivo das AvesAves123181422-810
17TondelaTondela122371418-49
18ChavesChaves12219919-107

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