Nine days ago Marco Silva's appointment as Watford's new head coach was confirmed - after the Hornets held off interest from Crystal Palace and Porto to secure his signature.

The Portuguese manager earned plaudits for the way he got former side Hull City playing during his time with the Tigers - and Hull Daily Mail sports reporter Philip Buckingham has been talking to the Watford Observer about what to expect from the new man next season.

Here's part two of our three-part look into the 39-year-old:

Marco Silva’s approach won him plaudits for the style of football Hull often played, despite their limited resources.

But don’t be surprised if he adopts a more pragmatic approach at Vicarage Road, having not been afraid to choose substance over style at the KCOM Stadium when needed.

“I’ve covered Hull for a long time and they went to Arsenal and had more possession than them, and did the same at Southampton, that’s not what you’re used to,” Hull Daily Mail sports writer Phil Buckingham told the Watford Observer.

“It summed up how he wanted to play, but they just didn’t have a cutting edge.

"He brought in Kamil Grosicki and Lazer Markovic so clearly he had 4-2-3-1 in mind. He played 4-4-2 a couple of times, but I never felt it was his favoured style.

"When they played well, they were easy on the eye. He felt he had to be fairly pragmatic and we played one up top, but there were various systems.

"Most regularly though, it was a 4-3-3, or a 4-2-3-1. They didn’t score a huge amount of goals. It will be interesting to see how he does with a better group."

Predictable reports of Silva re-uniting with former players, with the rumour mill already well underway, will likely to continue during the summer.

But they may well be with good reason, given the new head coach's past form at raiding old clubs for their best players.

Buckingham said: “There’s a pool of players he signs - here, he had Evandro from Estoril and Omar Elabdellaoui on loan from Olympiakos, and went for Luka Milivojevic before he went to Crystal Palace.

“But he’s not blinkered, he brought a few others in, including Andrea Ranocchia who was was excellent up until the Crystal Palace game.

"It wouldn't surprise me if he came back for players. I could see him coming back for Ranocchia, he was on a big contract at Inter Milan and he won't be getting that again in his next move."