Marco Silva has become Watford’s new head coach after agreeing personal terms with the Vicarage Road club.

The Portuguese has topped the Hornets' wish list to take over from the departed Walter Mazzarri, who was relieved of his duties earlier this month.

While he was unable to save Hull City from the drop, the manner in which he turned the Tigers’ dire form around having arrived at the KCOM Stadium in January impressed.

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Securing the 39-year-old’s services represents a coup for Watford as they beat off competition from both Crystal Palace and Porto for his signature.

Silva has signed a two-year deal and chairman and chief executive Scott Duxbury told the club's website: “Marco was one of the most sought after head coaches in the Premier League.

"His pedigree and promise speaks for itself with his achievements in top divisions elsewhere across Europe, as well as his work at Hull City last season.

“We are delighted to have secured his services and to be welcoming a head coach of his profile and potential.

“It’s an exciting time to be a Watford fan, and I’m sure all supporters will join me in offering Marco and his family the warmest of welcomes to Vicarage Road.”

Silva won the Greek title with Olympiacos in 2016 and the Portuguese Cup with Sporting in 2015. He had also coached with Estoril before moving to Hull in January.