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Hull City appoint former Russia manager

Hull City have appointed former Russia manager Leonid Slutsky as their new head coach.

Slutsky will take over from Marco Silva who left to take over at Watford following Hull's relegation from the Premier League.

Slutsky has won three Russian titles with CSKA Moscow as well as managing Russia at Euro 2016.

Slutsky is friends with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich who helped Slutsky to find a job in England as well as learning English. Slutsky will become Hull City's fourth manager in less than a year.

In an interview on the club website Slutsky said "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."

Hull vice-chairman Ehab Allam said Slutsky's "attention to detail, thoughts on playing style and his ambition made him the stand-out candidate" for the role.

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