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Hull City appoint Grant McCann as new head coach

Hull City have appointed Grant McCann as their new head coach on a rolling 12-month contract.

Grant McCann has left Doncaster Rovers to join Hull City. Credit: Hull City

McCann, 39, joins the Tigers from Doncaster Rovers, after guiding Donny to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs during the 2018/19 season.

Hull City say he will be assisted at the KCOM Stadium by Cliff Byrne, who was part of his staff during his time at the Keepmoat Stadium.

McCann succeeds Nigel Adkins who left Hull City earlier this month.

“I am delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead. I am a very ambitious person and I always have been. To be in the Championship is the next step for me, and I’m pleased to be taking that step with a great club like Hull City. The KCOM Stadium is an impressive place, the training ground is excellent and there is a strong squad of players here. Hopefully we can have good times together and a successful season.”

– Grant McCann

“Grant has been a standout candidate with a playing style and philosophy aligned to that of the Club. With a great team of existing staff in their support and of the squad too, I hope for an exciting season ahead.”

– Ehab Allam, Hull City vice-chairman