Odds cut on Leeds United hiring Marco Silva

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Could former Hull City and Watford manager Marco Silva return to English football with Championship giants Leeds United? Paul Heckingbottom is under fire.

Leeds Manager Paul Heckingbottom looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on April 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Paul Heckingbottom has only been Leeds United’s manager since February but the 40-year-old is already under huge pressure at Elland Road and it is uncertain whether he will still be in a job by the time next season kicks off.

Heckingbottom has come in for serious criticism from Leeds supporters not only for some rather underwhelming performances but for a series of dreadful results too. He has won just three of 15 games, with Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Norwich City meaning he has lost over half of his matches as the Whites’ manager.

So it is interesting to note that the odds of Marco Silva taking over in West Yorkshire next season have been cut dramatically from 33/1 over the weekend to 15/2 on Tuesday with Paddy Power.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Despite failing to keep Hull City in the Premier League last season and being sacked by Watford in January after a dramatic decline in results and performances, Silva remains one of the most coveted young tacticians in Europe.

The 40-year-old guided Sporting Lisbon to their first trophy in seven years back in 2015 and cruised to the Greek title with Olympiakos, breaking a 21st century European record by winning 17 consecutive league matches along the way.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford celebrates after the full time whistle during the Premier League match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary's Stadium on September 9, 2017 in...

Interestingly, Sky Sports claimed that Silva was a popular name among the Leeds board back in February when the club decided to part ways with Thomas Christiansen, while fans have clamoured for owner Andrea Radrizzani to show some ambition and appoint one of Europe’s most promising coaches.

Could the supporters get their wish?

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