Leonid Slutsky is fighting to save his job as the head coach for the Hull City football club as Nigel Adkins is sounded out as a possibility next-in-line.
The boss of the Tigers is facing increasing pressure after his team drew at Millwall, with a final score of 0 – 0.
An Extended Winless Run
The Tigers may have been able to notch up the 18th point for their season, but the team remains in the 20th position in the Championship, and it is understood that the head coach is being pressed after the mediocre performance of their last game.
The Vice Chairman is Checking Up on Him
Ehab Allam, the vice chairman for the team, attended the game at New Den, witnessing Hull City’s improved performance, but concerns are increasing that Slutsky’s lack of success is becoming a problem after only two wins for the football club in a total of 13 games.
Punters who enjoy FIFA World Cup betting know that this kind of tally can spell certain doom. Although Slutsky was not aware that Allam had watched the game from inside the director’s box, he stated that he had high hopes for the Bristol City visit to the KCOM Stadium coming up Saturday.
A Bad Mood Affects His Ability to Work
Slutsky stated that he couldn’t spare any time to worry about his job, since this would affect his work. He stated that a good atmosphere was in place at the club, and any unhappiness or discomfort on his part would affect this.
He added that he felt totally supported, including the team owners, players, and various staff members in the list of those who were undergirding his efforts.
Slutsky said that a team was being built, albeit more slowly than he had initially hoped. He said that he had initially thought things would be going a little easier, but now that he understood the possibilities for each of his players he was able to look forward positively.
Slutsky on Allam’s Game Attendance
Slutsky stated that he had communicated with Allam some days ago, but not since the game.
He added that he and Allam always had a routine style of dialogue, and that they were constantly in communication with one another.
City Has Already Considered Possible Successors
It is understood that the Hull City Football Club has already started considering possible successors, as a contingency, should the head coach be relieved of his duties.
Nigel Adkins, of Southhamption, Sheffield United, and Scunthorope United, is known to be admired by the Tigers board, and has been in attendance at numerous Championship fixtures for the club over this season.
Adkins has been unemployed since May last year, but was considered for the Hull City head coach role when Slutsky got appointed in June.
The football club has been struggling to adjust to life back in the Championship following relegation, and the dismal return of just 18 points in as many games has been seen as not good enough by the owners.