Hull City have parted ways with their head coach
Hull City’s manager Shota Arveladze, has been fired just eight hours before their next game.
The 49-year-old has been relieved of his duties at the Championship club, which is currently 20th in the table after three wins in ten games this season.
The firing comes at an odd time, with Hull City set to play Luton Town in the Championship this evening after a two-week break for the international break.
Only 10 games into the season, a quarter of the division’s clubs have changed managers with Rotherham, Cardiff and Watford among those to do so.
A new managerial appointment is on the way, some players were told during the international break that Arveladze was leaving, but he has remained in charge until today, indicating that the right candidate has become available.
‘Hull City can confirm we have parted ways with head coach Shota Arveladze,’ said a statement on the club’s website.
‘We can also confirm that Peter van der Veen, the club’s assistant head coach will leave the club with immediate effect.
‘Andy Dawson will serve as interim head coach until a permanent replacement is found.’
‘Everyone at the club would like to thank Shota and Peter for their efforts and wish them both the best in the future,’ says the club’s president.
‘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,’ Hull chairman Acun Ilcal said. As the meetings progressed, it became clear that our points of view were not aligned, so we decided to part ways.
‘Shota and Peter leave with our gratitude, deep respect, and best wishes for the future, Our focus is now on Andy and the squad as well as finding the best candidate to drive this club forward.
Hull face Luton Town this evening at 8 p.m. at the MKM Stadium.