Marco Silva has played down the speculation linking him with the Tottenham hot seat, insisting that he is happy at Craven Cottage.

Silva is one of several Premier League managers who is thought to be on Spurs’ wishlist to succeed Antonio Conte, alongside Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi, Brentford’s Thomas Frank and Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper (The Athletic).

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90 min reported last week that Fulham are attempting to tie the Portuguese coach down to a new deal but the publication added that their efforts had stalled amidst interest from Spurs.

However, GiveMeSport contradicted that information a couple of days ago, insisting that the Cottagers are confident that they can tie the 45-year-old down to a new contract.

The publication suggested that West London club are aware that Silva is enjoying his time at the club and want to sort out his future so they can push ahead with plans to strengthen the squad ahead of next season.

The Portuguese coach has now insisted that he is fully focused on his project at Fulham.

When asked about the reports linking him with the Tottenham job, Silva said (via Fabrizio Romano): “I’m really pleased and happy in this football club, I’m happy with Fulham project.

“We have the ambition to do better, to improve, we want this club to keep growing. I trust this project.”

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There is no chance that Silva would be in Fabio Paratici’s top five candidates to take over from Conte as the Portuguese coach’s CV in the Premier League is far from impressive. 

There were some serious question marks about the 45-year-old’s work at Everton and Hull City, and Fulham can quite easily suffer from second-season syndrome next season and go back down.

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