After his takeover of the Championship Division Hull City Football Club, Acun Ilicali intends to bring Premier League football back to the club’s hometown of East Yorkshire.
Arveladze Appointment the First Step
The appointment of Shota Arveladze is the first step in Ilicali’s Grand Plan for the team’s promotion. The 48-year-old Georgian has come in as a replacement for Grant McCann, who was recently fired. Arveladze is very pleased with his new position and has publicly thanked everyone for giving him this opportunity.
He went on to say that he’s incredibly motivated and has the desire to show how well Hull City can do with the current members of the team and the quality of the new talent the football club has. Hull City’s current standings are 19th in the Championship Division. This is nine points above the dreaded relegation zone but 15 points from the play-offs.
Ilicali Defines Happiness
Speaking to the press, Ilicali said that he hopes to bring something about that will make everyone happy before going on to specify that, in football, happiness comes directly from results. Thus, the first milestone Hull City needs to reach is playing good football and the results will necessarily follow.
He stated that, for him, happiness lies in getting his team into the Premier League, so that’s what he’s here to do.
Ilicali’s aspirations are like an online pokies player who is eyeing out the jackpot. His dreams extend far beyond the Tigers retaining their Championship status. He said that, as people talked about relegation, he’s putting his mind to promotion. Ilicali explained that his mind is always working on being positive and that he consciously directs his thoughts in this direction to fulfil his dreams.
A Revamp for the Tigers
With mere days left of the transfer window for them to complete their business, Arveladze and Ilicali are focussing on overhauling Hull City Football Club. Ilicali has confirmed that sought-after winger Keane Lewis-Potter isn’t going anywhere, regardless of the fact that the Premier League has expressed interest in the player, and that the focus for now will be on incoming players.
With restrictions around player loans and the transfer embargo now lifted, the first incoming player to join Hull City FC is Allahyar Sayyadmanesh, Fenerbahce’s Iran striker, subject to him passing his medical.
Ilicali has said that he trusts the Tigers coach and believes in his vision and intelligence, so the four signings he’s proposed is enough. He explained that no one wants to damage the potential futures of Hull City Football Club’s young, premium players.
Arveladze’s Experience of the British Game
While Arveladze has neither coached nor played in England, he does have experience of the game as it’s played in this part of the world because he played in Scotland for the Rangers.
Speaking of this time of his life, Arveladze said that he’s been in the UK as a football player and knows the differences of the game here all too well. He specifically noted the adrenaline, energy, and tension around the game here and says he’s looking forward to delivering his best.