Hull City have had three foreign managers in their history, with Leonid Slutsky the last of those, having taken charge in the summer of 2017.
Having arrived with a good CV, which included a successful spell in charge of CSKA Moscow and the Russian national team, there was plenty of excitement about how Slutsky would do.
However, even though he was a likeable character, and he wasn’t exactly helped by off the field decisions, it’s fair to say that it’s a move that didn’t work out, as he was sacked by December.
Despite his struggles in the Championship, Slutsky’s work prior to Hull meant he still had a decent reputation in Europe, and he was back in football in March 2018 when he was named as boss of Vitesse in the Dutch top-flight.
He would spend over a year with the Eredivisie outfit before quitting and going back to Russia, where he joined Rubin Kazan.
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Since returning to his homeland, Slutsky has done very well, with his team finishing fourth in the table in the previous campaign, which saw the club back in Europe for the first time in five years.
Unfortunately for Rubin Kazan, it was a short adventure though, as they were beaten by Polish side Rakow, meaning they missed out on the Europa Conference League group stages.
That was a low point in an inconsistent season so far for Slutsky’s men, who are eighth in the league and as close to the relegation zone as the top four.
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