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Former Rangers fans' favourite Shota Arveladze set to replace Grant McCann as Hull boss

Former Rangers fans' favourite Shota Arveladze set to replace Grant McCann as Hull boss

Former Rangers fans’ favourite Shota Arveladze set to replace Grant McCann as Hull boss… as Turkish TV tycoon Acun Ilicali makes huge first decision since £30m takeover

  • Shota Arveladze will take over at Hull as Grant McCann is set to be sacked
  • New owner Acun Ilicali makes managerial change despite back-to-back wins 
  • Hull currently sit 19th in the Championship and 10 points clear of the drop zone











Former Rangers striker Shota Arveladze is set to replace Grant McCann as manager of Hull.

Sportsmail understands the Georgian, 48, will arrive in England on Tuesday having been lined up to take charge of the Tigers by new owner Acun Ilicali.

McCann has not yet been sacked and took training as normal on Monday, fresh from back-to-back Championship wins over promotion-chasing Blackburn and Bournemouth. 

Former Rangers striker Shota Arveladze is set to replace Grant McCann as Hull manager

But Turkish TV tycoon Ilicali always planned to appoint Arveladze as part of his takeover of Hull and their recent good form under McCann does not appear to have changed his thinking.

Arveladze was a favourite at Rangers during his playing days, scoring 57 goals in four seasons, in between spells at Ajax and AZ Alkmaar.

The former Georgia international retired in 2008 and then worked as assistant coach at AZ under Louis van Gaal, Ronald Koeman and Dick Advocaat.

Arveladze has since managed Kayserispor, Kasimpasa and Trabzonspor in Turkey and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. His last job was as boss of Pakhtakor Tashkent FK in Uzbekistan, where he left in 2020.

McCann is set to be axed by the Tigers despite back-to-back wins in the Championship

McCann is set to be axed by the Tigers despite back-to-back wins in the Championship

The imminent change of managers is a major gamble by Ilicali, who has so far received overwhelming support from fans after ending the unpopular 11-year reign of the Allam family.

McCann took charge of Hull in June 2019 and suffered relegation from the Championship in his first season before immediately leading the team back to the second tier by winning League One the following year.

He will leave the Tigers in 19th place in the Championship, 10 points clear of the relegation places.   

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