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3 Managers Including This Former La Liga Winner Hull City Should Scout To Replace Slutsky

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Following their poor performance so far this season, Hull City decided to part ways with Leonid Slutsky. The Russian manager has a pretty envious CV but he seemed to have struggled to cope with the dirtiness of the Championship.

The Russian manager was appointed at the start of the season after Marco Silva left the club. Silva arrived at the club in the midst of turmoil last season but he failed to accomplish the mission as the Tigers demoted to the Championship last season.

Hull managed to grab Slutsky as his decorated career attracted the Tigers hierarchy. The Russian manager led CSKA Moscow to three Russian league titles and was also at the helm of the Russian national team for a brief period.

His relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich helped him in landing most high profile jobs in his entire career but he only had to blame himself for the outcome. The Russian manager messed out everything as managed just four wins since taking over in June.

Hull have figured out a number of names but they are yet to finalize any of them. Let’s have a look at three possible candidates who might be able to heal the wounds.

Nigel Adkins

The former Southampton and Sheffield United manager is tipped to be the successor of Slutsky at KCOM Stadium. He is currently the bookmakers favourite to be given the charge at the Championship club. Adkins hasn’t been managing any club since he left the club back in 2016.

So he would be able to take the charge imminently and his sincere experience in the second tier also talks in his favour. Adkins also has very good terms with the Eagles secretary David Beeby which might help him in landing the job.

Tony Pulis

 A surprise inclusion in the list. Tony Pulis recently left West Bromwich Albion after he saw very little success with the Baggies this season. Hull need someone who would be able to revive their fortunes and who could be better than the former Stoke City manager.

The manager has never got relegated in his entire managerial career and might help the Tigers in their relegation battle.

Aitor Karanka

The former Middlesbrough manager has emerged as a surprise contender for this post. Karanka had enormous experience in the Championship having led Boro to the automatic promotion back in 2015- 16 season. so he might be the right candidate to replace Slutsky at the club.

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