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Favourites to become new Hull City manager as club sacks boss hours before match

The favourites to become new Hull City manager is revealed as the club surprisingly sacks their boss hours before their match.

Hull City host Luton Town in the Championship, but the Tigers have parted ways with manager Shota Arveladze after nine months in charge.

Acun Ilicali has opted to make a change in the dugout after four straight defeats.

Arveladze came close to losing his job after the 3-0 defeat at Swansea City before the international break, and it looked like he would be given time to try and turn things around, but that has not proved to be the case with the strangely timed sacking.

CLUB STATEMENT:

Hull City can confirm we have parted company with head coach Shota Arveladze.

Arveladze was appointed in January and helped guide the Tigers to Championship safety and a 19th-placed finish in a season of transition at the MKM Stadium.

We can also confirm that assistant head coach, Peter van der Veen, will leave the club with immediate effect.

Andy Dawson will assume the role of interim head coach until a permanent appointment is made.

Acun Ilıcalı, Hull City chairman, said: “During the international break, we had a number of meetings with Shota to discuss the direction of the team and the future of the club. As these meetings went on, it became clear our views weren’t aligned so we have made the decision to part ways.

“Shota and Peter leave with our thanks, greatest respect and fond wishes for the future.

“Our focus is now supporting Andy and the squad and finding the best possible candidate to drive this club forward.”

Everyone at the club would like to thank Shota and Peter for their efforts and wish them both well for the future.

FAVOURITES TO BECOME NEW HULL CITY MANAGER

(Via BetVictor – 1pm, 30th Sept)
Scott Parker – 6/1
Sean Dyche – 8/1
Chris Hughton – 10/1
Tony Pulis – 12/1
Rob Edwards – 12/1
Kieran McKenna – 12/1
Liam Rosenior – 12/1
Andy Dawson – 12/1

(Via Sky Bet – 4pm, 30th Sept)
Sergen Yalçın – 5/1
İsmail Kartal – 5/1
Ersun Yanal – 8/1
Liam Rosenior – 10/1
Carlos Corberan – 11/1
Chris Hughton – 12/1
Emre Belözoğlu – 12/1
David Wagner – 14/1
Fatih Terim – 14/1
Scott Parker – 14/1

(Via Sky Bet – 9:30am, 1st Oct)
Sergen Yalçın – 5/4
Carlos Corberan – 8/1
İsmail Kartal – 8/1
Ersun Yanal – 10/1
Fatih Terim – 10/1
Liam Rosenior – 10/1
Emre Belözoğlu – 12/1
David Wagner – 14/1
Scott Parker – 14/1 

With the favourites to become new Hull City manager revealed as the club sacks their manager hours before the match against Luton, fans had their say…

@luke_henryy: Okay so what’s happened between launching a video with him saying nothings happened in his interview with acun but now you’ve parted ways?? Confusing to say the least.

@jack_hcafc_: Wait what!!!!

@OwstyHcafc: Now?

@HCAFCWill: Awful timing why not do it during the international break

@lukebed79: 😯😯😯 right before the game though

@tylerD96_: Not on game day 😭 my man was lying in his interview 😂

@ThomasThomasonn: I mean it’s the correct decision for him to go but could of done it a bit earlier

@rugia42: Bit random lads, we play later

@MattyRobbo67: We’ve got a game tonight lads, not sure if you’re aware

@MTB_Cycler: Not ideal timing and not nice for someone to lose their job but this is the right decision. Someone who knows this division like Dyche would be good? I have said the owner has been brilliant in everyway. His passion for the club brilliant. Just made an error with manager early on

@j_robinson89: Probably the correct decision, timing is confusing though, assume there’s someone lined up pretty sharp #hcafc

@JWhittlesElbow: Looking forward to the telly cameras scouring the West Stand for out-of-work managers tonight, trying to watching the game with unconvincing aloofness and a hat they never usually wear. #hcafc

@Matt86Holmes: Very very strange timing! Why not straight after the Swansea game if they had made their mind up? Or why not wait until after tonight game if still unsure? Makes no sense whatsoever! #hcafc

@MattyHC5: Things are going to get very interesting in and around the club over the next few games, certainly in the lead up to the world cup. Its a mystery who we will appoint in the near future. All we can do is back the lads and hope we can get in a solid replacement. #hcafc

@DiddyCD: 🎶 We’ve got, Andy Dawson, We’ve got, Andy Dawson… 🎶 Still fits 😂😂😂 #hcafc

@ChrisPHull: The timing seems the oddest part about this. If you’re not going to sack him pre International break, surely you have to give him until the World Cup? Sacking him the day of the game though? Does Acun already have his man and an announcement/reveal pre-match? #hcafc

@Ambraneri: Andy Dawson to turn our form around, get the job full time, appoint Liam Rosenior as his number two and fire us to the playoffs. #dreamz #hcafc

@97CJLawson: Couldn’t have been worse timing. Possibly delayed with Acuns accident in Istanbul? Can’t wait to find out Dawson is the next Graham Potter 😂 #hcafc

@harry_hcafc: People probably annoyed at it being on the day but daws been working with these lads just as much, well he reet for now #hcafc

@Mike_Try6: Well, that is brutally efficent. I also think it was the right decision when you look under the hood at our performances. Sometimes you can see an idea coming together, and know it needs time. I couldn’t under Shota, and the owner probably felt the same. #hcafc

@Deesy2002: This time last week people were wanting shota out now they’re moaning at the timing, He probably went late last week, they won’t have literally just sacked him 5 mins ago, dawson’s been with the players all season. I don’t see a problem. #hcafc

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