December 3, 2017 / 8:02 PM / in a year

Hull manager Slutsky leaves Championship club

(Reuters) - Hull City’s Russian head coach Leonid Slutsky has left the struggling English Championship (second tier) team by mutual consent after 20 league games at the helm, the club said on Sunday.

Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Hull City - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - November 4, 2017 Hull City manager Leonid Slutsky looks on Action Images/Paul Burrows

The 46-year-old former Russia and CSKA Moscow manager won only four of his league matches in charge, leaving Hull — relegated from the Premier League last season — three points and two places above the relegation zone.

“I would like to really thank everyone associated with Hull City from the players and staff to the owner and especially the fans,” Slutsky said in a statement.

“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.”

Hull also confirmed that Head of Club Strategy Oleg Yarovinsky has left his role.

“I would like to thank Leonid and Oleg for their efforts here and sincerely wish them well for the future,” the club’s vice-chairman Ehab Allam said.

“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.”

Reporting by Tom Hayward; Editing by Ken Ferris

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