Hull City Shockingly Sack Their Manager Arveladze Hours Before Championship Clash With Luton Town

Hull City Shockingly Sack Their Manager Arveladze Hours Before Championship Clash With Luton Town

  • Hull City have fired their manager S.Arveladze just a few hours before the team takes on Luton in the Championship
  • The club's chairman said their views were not aligned after having a series of meetings during the international break
  • The 49-year-old Georgian guided the Tigers to safety last season and signed a two-and-a-half-year deal in January

Championship club Hull City have parted ways with manager Arveladze just hours before their match with Luton Town.

Tigers chairman Acun Ilicali said their views were not aligned, and they had to let the Georgian coach go eight months after giving him a new deal.

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Arveladze has worked under Louis van Gaal and Ronald Koeman. Photo by Jay Barratt.
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Hull are 20th in the table and have lost their last four matches, conceding 11 goals and scoring just one. Arveladze guided the Tigers to safety last season, but the poor start to the season has cost him his job, according to the BBC.

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Arveladze was a successful footballer who played with top European clubs like Ajax Amsterdam and Rangers. Assistant head coach Peter van der Veen has also followed him through the exit door.

Hull City's reason for sacking Arveladze

"During the international break, we had a number of meetings with Arveladze 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. Arveladze and Peter leave with our thanks, greatest respect and fond wishes for the future.”

First-team coach Andy Dawson will take over as interim head coach.

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

According to the BBC, the 49-year-old enjoyed a hugely successful career, with 26 goals in 61 international matches with Georgia. He also won league titles in Scotland, the Netherlands and his home country with Dinamo Tbilisi.

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Best managers without jobs

Sports Brief earlier reported on the best managers in Europe without a job after getting fired from their previous roles.

The likes of Zinedine Zidane and Thomas Tuchel top the list. Zidane has not coached for the last year after leaving Real Madrid, while Tuchel was fired by Chelsea a few weeks ago. Joachim Low, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Marcelo Bielsa and Rafael Benitez also make the list.