​Hull City have parted company with manager Leonid Slutsky after a poor start to his reign at the helm of the Tigers, winning just four of his 20 games in charge of the ​Championship side. 


The Russian was appointed in the summer after Marco Silva left for ​Watford, and was charged with rebuilding a weak squad at the KCOM Stadium after the club's relegation from the ​Premier League at the end of last season. 

The 46-year-old was relieved of his duties on Sunday night after Saturday's 2-2 draw with ​Sheffield Wednesday left the club 20th in the Championship, with the club's Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam saying in a statement: “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. I would like to thank Leonid and Oleg [Yarovinsky, head of club strategy] for their efforts here and sincerely wish them well for the future."

Slutsky himself said: "I would like to really thank everyone associated with ​Hull City from the players and staff to the owner and especially the fans. I am very proud to have been through this experience, it was challenging but a very exciting time for me. 

Hull City will always be a part of my heart and I wish the team all the very best for the future.”


He had admitted a month ago that he would accept the club's decision if they chose to remove him from his role, saying: "I think 15 matches is normal time for a decision and if the owner decides about me I will agree, no problem. The biggest pressure is myself. I don't need extra pressure because I always evaluate every situation and I don't satisfy my level now.

"I am my own most serious analyst, I am never saying 'it's not my fault'. I will agree with the owner's decision in this situation. If he lets me continue to work I will try to change the situation."