Luis Boa Morte is set for an emotional return to Craven Cottage as assistant to new manager Marco Silva, according to the Athletic’s Peter Rutzler.

The Portuguese winger was Silva’s number two during his time in charge at Everton and the pair have been longstanding friends during their football careers. Boa Morte spent seven years at Fulham, helping the Whites win promotion back to the top flight, lift the InterToto Cup, reach the FA Cup semi-finals and the third round of the UEFA Cup as well as finishing ninth in the Premier League during Chris Coleman’s first season in charge. Coleman went on to make Boa Morte club captain and he famously scored the winner in the Whites’ 1-0 win over Chelsea in 2006.

Boa Morte has previously spent time working in the Fulham academy but forged his coaching career back in his homeland. He managed Sporting Lisbon’s reserve and under-19 sides before moving on to work as a scout for Arsenal and managed Sintrese between 2017 and 2018, where he moved on to become assistant manager at Maccabi Haifa and then teamed up with Silva at Everton.