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Tigers Name New Boss

Posted on: Tue 29 Jun 2010

Hull City AFC is delighted to confirm Nigel Pearson as the Club's new manager.

The 46-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Club and will begin work immediately to get the squad prepared for the 2010/11 season.

Nigel arrives at Hull City following a highly successful two-year period as manager of Leicester City during which he guided them to the League One title and then the Championship Play-Offs the following season. He had previously performed successfully during managerial spells with Carlisle United and Southampton and has developed a reputation as one of the top managers in the country.

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The Club would also like to welcome Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh to the KC Stadium. Both men will be assisting Nigel in the roles of Assistant Manager and First Team Coach/Chief Scout respectively.

Craig was Nigel's assistant at Leicester and previously worked alongside him on the coaching staff at West Bromwich Albion while Steve worked in the roles of assistant and Head of Recruitment at the Walkers Stadium. He was previously Chief Scout for Chelsea and Newcastle United.

We would like to formally welcome all three to the Club and are confident of their future success with Hull City. Our thanks go to Leicester City for their cooperation during recent negotiations and for their assistance in reaching an amicable settlement.

Speaking about the appointment, Tigers Head of Football Operations Adam Pearson said: "We are delighted to welcome a manager of Nigel's experience and calibre to the club. We feel it is a real coup for Hull City and that Nigel is the best man to mould the existing squad into a competitive Championship team.

"Nigel had two outstanding seasons at Leicester City and I feel sure this experience and winning formula will ensure the very best chance of bringing success back to the club."

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