Chris Dunlavy profiles the new Hull City manager
Born: Volgograd, USSR, 1971 (Age 46) Playing career: A goalkeeper, Slutsky trained at the football school of Rotor Volgograd and made several appearances for third division side Zvezda Gorodishche before suffering the injury that ended his career at 19. He subsequently started training Under-10s at local side Olimpia Volgograd and twice won the allRussian Youth Football League. In the early 2000s, Slutsky managed the B teams at first Uralan Elista and then FK Moscow, winning the reserve league title with the latter. Managerial career: Surprisingly named first-team manager of FK Moscow in 2005, Slutsky achieved the club’s highest-ever finish of fourth in the top flight and reached the Russian Cup final before being sacked in 2007. Two seasons with Krylia Sovetov yielded finishes of sixth and tenth, and in 2009 Slutsky was appointed to replace Juande Ramos at CSKA Moscow. He would eventually spend seven years at CSKA, winning three league titles, four domestic cups and reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2009-10. Between 2015 and 2016, Slutsky also managed Russia on a part-time, expenses-only basis, helping the national side qualify for Euro 2016. He resigned from both posts in 2016 and was named manager of Hull City in June.