Marco Silva will be reuniting with his trusted lieutenants as he takes charge at Fulham, according to Training Ground Guru.
The club’s announcement of Silva as Scott Parker’s successor at Craven Cottage only confirmed that Luis Boa Morte would be returning to his old club as assistant manager. Training Ground Guru reports that the Portuguese head coach will be recruiting the same five members of staff who worked under him in his last job at Everton.
These include Bruno Mendes, the head of performance who created the famous ‘Benfica lab’ during his time at the Portuguese giants, Goncalo Pedro, an experienced coach who has been at Silva’s side throughout his managerial career, former Portugal national team goalkeeping coach Hugo Oliveria, who was part of Silva’s team during his three previous English managerial reigns, and Greek analyst Antonis Lemonakis, who first worked with the new Fulham boss at Olympiacos.
Stuart Gray, who has been trusted to run pre-season training since Parker left for Bournemouth on Monday, is expected to remain on the Fulham coaching staff.