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Fulham ‘have fairly extensive discussions with Marco Silva’ about their vacant managerial position, according to Duncan Castles.

The journalist, who hosts the Transfer Window podcast with Ian McGarry, revealed that Silva is keen to return to management having not been in work since being sacked by Everton in 2019. He is particularly interested in working in England but has already opted against taking the West Brom job having held talks with the Baggies before they appointed Valerian Ishmael as their new manager.

Silva, who is understood to want assurances from owner Shahid Khan about his long-term plans for Fulham, has previously managed Hull City, Watford and Everton in England. He won the Greek Super League with Olympiakos in 2016, took Estoril up to the Portugese top flight and lifted the Portuguese Cup with Sporting Lisbon but his star has waned somewhat since his early success.

Fulham opened talks with former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder about succeeding Scott Parker last night and are also known to have a longstanding interest in the Swansea boss Steve Cooper. Former assistant manager Javier Pereira, who has also worked under Tony Khan at Fulham, is also believed to be in the frame for both the managerial job and a newly created director of scouting role at Craven Cottage.