Marco Silva resigned as manager of Hull. Photo: Lee Smith /Reuters

Marco Silva resigned as manager of relegated Premier League side Hull on Thursday, the club announced.

The 39-year-old Portuguese impressed during his stay reviving the club's hopes of preserving their top-flight status after taking over in January with them in a desperate state.

"Although disappointed by Marco’s departure, we would once again like to place on record our appreciation of his efforts and those of his support staff," read the club statement.

"Despite only being in charge for a short period of time, the 39-year-old became a firm fans’ favourite and will be forever remembered for his efforts to maintain our Premier League status."