Iíd rather Howe than Silva. Just look at what heís done at Bournemouth, get them the premier league and make them stay there. Silva had some success in Portugal then got fired. If he was that good, why get fired?
Then he had a few good games in England, not even a whole season.
Well Sporting's President is a renowned crackpot, so I wouldn't read too much into that sacking. From https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/sporting-lisbon-bruno-de-carvalho-president-re-election-donald-trump-of-football-a7606676.html
"To reinvigorate the team on the pitch, in 2014 De Carvalho recruited a 36-year-old Marco Silva, who had just worked a miracle at Estoril, taking them from near-bankruptcy in the second tier up to the Europa League. Silva did very well at Sporting, taking them to the Portuguese Cup in 2014, their first trophy in seven years, but De Carvalho fell out with him.
Those sympathetic to Silva said that De Carvalho was jealous of the new manís popularity. De Carvalho thought that, for all the progress, Sporting could do better.
So De Carvalho agreed a secret deal with Jorge Jesus, coach of hated rivals Benfica, to cross Lisbon to coach Sporting instead, with a Ä6m salary offer, far more than Silva was paid. Jesus said yes and so days after winning the cup, Silva was sacked on the ludicrous grounds of failing to wear a club suit at official events. Benfica wanted Silva to replace Jesus
, but De Carvalho put a clause in his severance pricing him out of working for another Portuguese club for the near future. Vasco Lourenco, former Sporting advisor, said that De Carvalho was a ďpsychiatric caseĒ for sacking Silva, which made him ashamed of the club.
Sounds like he actually did quite a good job there, eh.