Fulham boss Silva dismisses West Ham link

Fulham boss Marco Silva has played down reports linking him with the manager’s job at West Ham.

Silva has recently been touted as a possible replacement for David Moyes at the London Stadium.

Having led Fulham to promotion, the Portuguese has presided over an impressive first season back in the Premier League.

That has fueled speculation that he could be poached by another club.

But Silva says that is simply a consequence of Fulham enjoying a good season.

“It’s a moment of the season when everyone is going to talk about managers, players – about everything. There are rumours around everything,” said Silva, as reported by the Evening Standard. 

“When you have a good season of course, it (speculation) is a consequence of the performance. It’s a normal situation.”

Fulham visit relegation-threatened Southampton on Saturday and Silva has warned that the Saints will be tough opponents despite their lowly position.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Silva said: “They are going to give everything they can, that is clear for me.

“Even if they have not achieved good results in the last few games, they are always fighting.

“Home and away they have been showing the fight and the will to go on to match all the opposition sides, and with us it will be the same.

“It’s one of the last chances for them and they are going to put in everything – I’m 100% sure about it – and we have to be at our best.”