LEONID SLUT­SKY

Chris Dunlavy pro­files the new Hull City man­ager

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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.

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