Before they walk from a club, the dreaded term that managers often hear is the ubiquitous ‘vote of confidence’ from the board. After they go another common terms props up – ‘mutual consent’.
That’s the term that, according to the Hull City official website, that has seen Russian boss Leonid Slutsky part ways with the Tigers.
City’s Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam said on the club website: “Leonid has worked tirelessly in his role and has acted with complete honour and been a pleasure to work with. Unfortunately results have not improved as both parties would have hoped and therefore it was agreed for the relationship to come to an end.”
It is with those platitudes that the former CSKA Moscow and Russia manager walks away from his time in East Yorkshire. However, the club are not resting on this departure and are actively searching for the next Head Coach at the club to guide them through the second part of the season.
With a side like Hull, a side with promise and potential, there are bound to be a number of names mentioned and willing to step into the firing line to attempt to halt Hull’s slide and turn the juggernaut around and point the Tigers in the right direction.