Silva in no rush to sign new Fulham deal

Fulham boss Marco Silva says he is in no rush to sign a new contract despite the club being on course for their best-ever Premier League campaign.

Silva’s team sit in 10th spot and need six points from their final three matches to usurp the 53 picked up by Roy Hodgson’s side in 2008/09.

The 45-year-old’s contract expires next year and the club are looking to tie him to a new deal.

He has recently been linked with the manager’s jobs at Tottenham and West Ham.

Fulham chief Tony Khan told Talksport on Friday that he is confident Silva will commit his long-term future to the club and is looking forward to continuing to work alongside him.

Asked about his future, Silva said: “It is a moment of the season where we talk about managers and players and there are rumours about everything.

“When you have a good season, it is a consequence of the performances and the way the team is playing.

“There is nothing new. If there is something new, we will announce it.

“The focus is on us to keep working hard and not listen to what people are saying around our football club.”

Silva has had a remarkable impact at Craven Cottage since replacing Scott Parker in the summer of 2021 after the club were relegated for the third time in as many Premier League seasons.

The team cruised to the Championship title last year and then effectively secured their top-flight status with a 10-match unbeaten run between December and February.

“If this wasn’t a good club I wouldn’t have joined,” Silva said.

“But when me and my staff first joined it was clear we needed to get these players back to a place where they should be.

“The club was not in a good mood, the environment around was not the best.

“The first aim was to be champions and to do it in our style, in our way and the second was to keep the club stable in the Premier League.

“This is where the club belongs but we have to keep proving it.”