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Tigers appoint Slutsky as new head coach

Hull City have announced the appointment of Leonid Slutsky as their new head coach.

The 46-year-old will arrive in the city next week Credit: Press Association

The 46-year-old former Head Coach of the Russian national team and title-winner with CSKA Moscow will arrive in the city next week (subject to international clearance) with preparation for the 2017/18 season already well underway.

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I am delighted to become the Head Coach of Hull City and I am very much looking forward to the challenge of guiding the Club back to the Premier League.

I already know that this is an important Club with a big and loyal fanbase, I’ve had a good feeling about it ever since meeting the Allam family and I can’t wait to get started next week

– Leonid Slutsky

I am delighted to welcome Leonid as our new Head Coach. After a thorough recruitment process, Leonid’s attention to detail, thoughts on playing style and his ambition made him the stand-out candidate.

The Club has made plans for pre-season training and friendlies, with some exciting fixtures to be announced next week, and squad planning with Leonid is already underway. Leonid has enjoyed success at both club and international level and I am excited about his plans for guiding us back towards the Premier League.

– Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam