Abel Hernandez (left) of Hull City in action during a pre-season friendly match against Scunthorpe United (Getty Images)
But despite having no previous experience in English football, Silva appears to have generated some improvement in the Hull team and their greater organisation since his arrival is giving them a chance to get out of trouble.
Swansea City have also changed managers, in their case for the second time this season with Francesco Guidolin and Bob Bradley now having been replaced by Paul Clement.
The Welsh club are now fifth favourites to go down having moved up to 16th position with five victories in eight games, one of which was against Leicester who are still in danger of following their incredible title success by being relegated the very next season!
Like Hull, Burnley returned to the top flight at the first attempt last term and are making a very good job so far of ensuring 2016-17 will not be a fourth consecutive campaign when they end up heading into a different division.
Sean Dyche’s side were among the early relegation favourites but have worked their way into a comfortable mid-table position purely as a result of their home form, their nine victories at Turf Moor being more on their own pitch than any other team outside the top seven.