Leonid Slutsky is set to be named as the new manager of Vitesse, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

The Russian was sacked by Hull City in December after a poor start to their Championship season and now looks set for a return to football management in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Slutsky knows Chelsea owner Roman Abramhovic well and the London side do use Vitesse as a feeder club so there are genuine links between them.

He joined Hull City and replaced Marco Silva at the helm in the summer following their relegation from the Premier League last season. However, he could not prevent them from sliding down the table and was sacked and replaced by Nigel Adkins. Although his time at Hull was ultimately unsuccessful, Hull fans did warm to Slutsky and some were sad to see him leave.

Slutsky had previously been manager of Russian giants CSKA Moscow and the Russia national team. Since leaving the Tigers in December, he has been working with FC Rostov as part of their academy setup but now looks to be getting a permanent managerial position.

Vitesse is a good opportunity for Slutsky to get back into the game and there is no doubt that Hull City fans will hope that he can do well for them. It will certainly be another tough job for him.

With an announcement by the Dutch side expected soon, it is expected that Oleg Yarovinksy will be his assistant manager. The fellow Russian coach also worked with Slutsky at CSKA Moscow and Hull.

 

 


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