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There’s an interesting profile of new Fulham head coach Marco Silva on the Guardian website ahead of the big kick off against Middlesbrough tomorrow.

It draws heavily on quotes from the Portuguese head coach’s pre-match press conference at Motspur Park yesterday, but perhaps the most striking part is how the piece finishes with Silva sounding excited by the potential of building something permanent at Craven Cottage.

“We have the chance to create, to build and to finalise something in terms of a project. I always want as a manager to build something important.”

There is a robust defence of his own managerial career and his ability, too.

“If you ask me whether it’s a good opportunity to show myself as a manager in a longer period, I agree with you. If you ask me if I didn’t show what I can do as a manager in the past I disagree with you totally, because you can have five months in one football club and show you have quality as well. I think in all of them we had an impact straightaway, developed players, played football, had very good progress.”