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Hull City confirm appointment of new manager causing League One side to lose theirs

Hull City have this afternoon confirmed the appointment of Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann as their new first team manager.

He comes in after guiding Rovers to the League One playoffs last season, losing out to Charlton Athletic in the semis. He replaces Nigel Adkins who resigned from his role at the club recently.

The 39-year-old previously managed and played for Peterborough United, and had spells with Cheltenham Town and Scunthorpe United, along with 39 appearances for Northern Ireland.

After agreeing a 12-month rolling contract, McCann said: “I am delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“I am a very ambitious person and I always have been. To be in the Championship is the next step for me, and I’m pleased to be taking that step with a great club like Hull City. The KCOM Stadium is an impressive place, the training ground is excellent and there is a strong squad of players here. Hopefully we can have good times together and a successful season.”

Hull City Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam added: “Grant has been a standout candidate with a playing style and philosophy aligned to that of the Club. With a great team of existing staff in their support and of the squad too, I hope for an exciting season ahead.”


Fans have given their reaction to the appointment – check out those tweets on the next page.


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