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Next Hull City manager - next Hull City manager odds - Leonid Slutsky announced as new Tigers boss

Hull's new head coach is Leonid Slutsky

Hull City will be competing in the Sky Bet Championship next season following relegation from the Premier League and ex-Russia boss Leonid Slutsky is the man who has been tasked with returning the tigers to the top tier.

Club Status

Founded over a century ago in 1904, Hull City reached the top of the football pyramid in England for the first time in 2008, with their highest Premier League finish occurring in 2014 when they ranked 16 at the end of the season.

Hull have climbed so high up the league and cup ladder that they even reached the final of the 2014 FA Cup, have competed in the Europa League and, despite relegation in the 2014-15 season, the Tigers clawed their way back into the top flight at the first time of asking thanks to a successful play-off route.

However, with unrest both on and off the field, the Tigers were unable to keep their Premier League status for more than one season. Despite some strong showings in front of their own fans in the final weeks of the season, the Humberside club finished 18th in 2016/2017, leading to Marco Silva leaving the club to join Watford.

Hull City have had a number of notable homes including The Boulevard, a 10,500 capacity ground they rented for £100 a year when it was not used for Rugby League, in 1904. 

They then built their own home at Anlaby Road using a loan from the FA. Since the Second World War, Hull played at Boothferry Park before finally settling at the KCOM Stadium, a state of the art stadium voted 'Best Ground' in 2006.

New Hull City manager

Leonid Slutsky is the man next up for Hull City. After Steve Bruce walked out twelve months ago, Mike Phelan and Marco Silva have since been appointed and left the club and with the reputation that the owners have for being difficult to work with to say the least, it always seemed likely that they would look to the continent for their new boss and that's exactly what they've done.

Slutsky has an impressive pedigree and it's worth noting that he was in charge of a Champions League side last season in the shape of CSKA Moscow. He was manager of Krasno-Sinie for seven years and in that time managed to win the Russian Premier League on three occasions and he also spent a year in charge of the Russian national side in tandem with his job at CSKA for twelve months.

Although Slutsky has no experience of the English leagues beforehand, it was clear that he was looking for a new challenge and the Tigers squad he inherits is undoubtedly full of quality players who should ensure the Humberside club remain in the hunt for an immediate promotion in Slutsky's first season in charge of the club.

Next Season Tip: Hull City to finish in the top six at 15/8 with BetVictor

Previous Manager


Marco Silva

When Mike Phelan was removed from his position in the dugout half way through the 2016/2017 season, Marco Silva was perhaps seen as a left-field appointment by many journalists and fans alike, although he impressed in the final few months of the season, galvanising an underperforming squad before falling just short of avoiding relegation.

Despite the ultimate disappointment of demotion to the second tier, many fans were happy with their team's improved performances, particularly at home, in the final weeks of the campaign. Watford offer an opportunity for the Portuguese boss to remain in the top tier and it came as little surprise when he decided to take that opportunity.

Marco Silva left Hull following relegation (Getty Images)

Main Coaching Staff

Main Coaching Staff

NameRole
Assistant ManagerTBA
First Team CoachTBA
Goalkeeping CoachGary Walsh
Fitness CoachWill Royall
Reserve Team ManagerStephen Clemence


Key Influences - Who helps decide on the manager's future?


Hull City owner Assem Allam is one of football's more eccentric characters. From attempted name changes (Hull Tigers and Manchester Hunter) to dismissing the wishes of the Tigers fan-base. But, to his credit, he has previously allowed Bruce to manage and appears to accept that Hull are, currently, a ‘yo-yo’ club – too good for the Championship but not good enough for the Premier League. Allam is in charge of selecting Silva's successor.

Significant Previous Managers

Significant Previous Managers

NameTenure
Phil Brown2006-2010
Steve Bruce2012-2016


Club Honours


No major honours.

Potential Future Hull City Managers and Hull City Manager Betting Advice


It's difficult to say who may become Hull City manager given that there doesn't seem to be much of a pattern in Allam's appointments so far. After the relative success of Marco Silva's appointment, we think the Hull owner could look abroad again and bring in someone with no previous experience in England.

Mauricio Pellegrino stepped aside from the Alaves job recently after just one year in charge although Crystal Palace may prove more attractive to him, whilst Sparta Prague boss Andrea Stramaccioni may be looking to spread his managerial wings and looking for a new opportunity, which Hull would most certainly provide.

It's difficult to say which managers will be willing to work with Allam given his unpredictable nature as an owner and his lack of popularity with the fans. That said, the likes of Paul Lambert and David Moyes will not want to go too long without a job and remaining at a decent level will be the priority for managers of that ilk.


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