Hull City next manager updates: Acun Ilicali pens shortlist and explains next moves – Hull Live

  • October 2, 2022

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Just hours before Hull City hosted Luton Town in the Championship, the Tigers parted ways with manager Shota Arveladze after nine months in charge. City would go on to lose the game 2-0 at home as the club's poor run of results continued.
Acun Ilicali opted to make a change in the dugout after four straight defeats for City, and what's believed to be a difference of opinion about how the club should move forward. Andy Dawson took charge against Luton and for now, is the interim manager.
Arveladze came close to losing his job after the 3-0 thrashing 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 proven to be the case.
We'll be here throughout the day to bring you the latest news on the search for a successor to Arveladze and the possible candidates to take over.
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With one game to come tomorrow (Stoke City vs Watford at 12pm)
City don't lose any ground on the teams immediately below them with Huddersfield, Boro and West Brom all losing. 'Sacked in the morning' was the chant from West Brom fans towards Steve Bruce. The Tigers stay 20th in the Championship.
Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Millwall
Blackpool 0-1 Norwich City
Bristol City 1-2 QPR
Cardiff City 1-1 Burnley
Coventry City 1-0 Middlesbrough
Reading 3-1 Huddersfield Town
Rotherham United 0-2 Wigan Athletic
Sheffield United 1-1 Birmingham City
Sunderland 0-0 Preston North End
West Brom 2-3 Swansea City
Cardiff 1-1 Burnley
Reading 3-1 Huddersfield
Rotherham 0-2 Wigan
West Brom 2-3 Swansea
Blackburn 2-1 Millwall
Reading 3-0 Huddersfield
West Brom 2-2 Swansea
Sheff Utd 1-1 Birmingham
Sheff Utd 1-0 Birmingham
Bristol City 1-2 QPR
Blackburn 1-0 Millwall – make that 2-0 now.
Cardiff 0-1 Burnley
West Brom 1-1 Swansea
The younger brother of Andy, Michael admits it was a whirlwind 24 hours for City's stand-in caretaker boss after Arveladze's departure.
Reading now 2-0 up over Huddersfield, who we face next Sunday of course.
Bristol City 0-2 QPR
Blackpool 0-1 Norwich
Will Keane has fired Wigan in front at Rotherham 12 minutes in.
West Brom 0-1 Swansea. Sorinola 6
We'll keep an eye on today's goals as they go in this afternoon.
On City's new manager are in, and these are the names the bookmakers think are in the running to replace Shota Arveladze.
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We'll be doing a live Q&A a bit later this morning, so get your questions in now.
The game didn’t go our way but, to a man, I thought they gave everything. We probably lacked that little bit of quality, but there’s no excuses, there’s no hiding place.
It’s difficult for us at the moment, but do they have enough belief and quality to turn things around? Without a shadow of a doubt. Things are going against us, but I’m a big believer in the harder you work the more you get out of it.
The message is to keep working hard. If we keep doing that through the course of the season, we’ll be fine.
How would you rate the performance last night?
So, about last night…
Defeat for City against Luton Town in the first outing following Shota Arveladze's departure. Plenty to come throughout today as we unpick last night's game and where we stand on the search for a new manager, so stick with us.
Slaven Bilic was under consideration before his move to Watford, and had City made a change after the Swansea game he would have been approached we are told.
That shipmay have sailed, but it's understood the club are working on appointing a manager with experience of English football, and in particular the Championship.
Those talks are already underway with a keenness to have the new man in before Wednesday's game at home to Wigan Athletic.
Shota Arveladze appointment was risk that failed to pay off for Hull City and Acun Ilicali – READ THE FULL STORY HERE
Shota was brought in to deliver an attacking brand of football and entertain supporters, something that has seldomly been achieved. Arveladze will point to the astonishing amount of injuries suffered in recent weeks leaving him without players like Benjamin Tetteh, Dogukan Sinik, Salah-Eddine Oulad M'Hand and Adama Traore, but this goes further back.
There has been entertainment, the dramatic win over Bristol City, beating Norwich City and Coventry City and the draw at Burnley was a good one, but it has been said those results papered over some concerning cracks, cracks that have now become gaping holes.
Who would you pick?
We spoke to the Georgian on Wednesday afternoon about his future, in what now would prove to be his final press conference as boss.
Unsurpringly, the views of City fans have been flooding in since the news broke at 11:30am this morning. Here's a snapshot of what they've been saying.
Arveladze's departure today is the seventh change in the first 10 Championship games…
Rob Edwards – Watford
Paul Warne – Left Rotherham United for Derby County
Steve Morison – Cardiff City
Danny Schofield – Huddersfield Town
Alex Neil – Left Sunderland for Stoke City
Michael O'Neill – Stoke City
The Tigers owner will be at the MKM Stadium later today ahead of tonight's game with Luton Town, and here, he gives his reasons for making a change.