Marco Silva is interested in appointing the Casa Pia manager Goncalo Santos as a member of his backroom staff – but has stressed that no formal approach has been made.

The Fulham head coach will replace Luis Boa Morte, who leaves Craven Cottage to become the new Guinea-Bissau boss in the summer, and reports in the Portuguese press claim that Santos, who assisted Silva in his first managerial job at Estoril, is top of the Whites’ shortlist.

Silva told his pre-match press conference yesterday:

“No decisions have been made yet. I’m going to add someone to my staff who I think is going to add something for us. I understand the connection with Goncalo. He was my player [at Estoril], one of my captains, in my first journey as a manager. He’s doing his first steps, and is already a first team coach. Let’s see what will be the decision. When it is decided, we will announce it.”