Garry Monk? No, Hull Go For Leonid Slutsky?

Hazel Gray
June 6, 2017

FORMER Russia manager Leonid Slutsky has held talks with Hull City over their vacant head coach's role, The Yorkshire Post understands.

After losing previous incumbent Marco Silva to Watford a week or so ago, Hull's owners, the Allams, met with Slutsky recently to discuss the Russian stepping into the breach.

Slutsky was forced to retire from playing football at the age of 19 due to a serious knee injury he sustained after falling out of a tree.

Slutsky, a friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, has been staying in London as he looks to relaunch his career in England. This was the only point that Slutsky and his Russian Federation side managed to get all tournament and he resigned after they finished bottom of the group.

Nonetheless, recent reports suggest that 46-year-old Slutsky, formerly of CSKA Moscow and the Russian national team, is set to take over the reins at the KCOM Stadium. He won 160 of his 287 games in charge giving him staggering win percentage of 55.75% - if he can replicate that sort of form with Hull then they should be in contention come the end of the season.

He will become the Tigers' sixth boss in the last five-and-a-half years in their bid to win promotion to the Premier League for a fourth time.

"I have studied English and watched a lot of football matches", he told BBC World Service.

Other reports by VgToday

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