Hull City have appointed their former defender Liam Rosenior as their new head coach.
The former Derby County interim manager has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at the MKM Stadium and will replace Shota Arveladze after former Olympiacos manager Pedro Martins collapsed move.
Hull City said that interim manager Andy Dawson will remain part of the club’s coaching staff, while the rest of the backroom staff will be announced in due course.
The club added: “The former full-back returns to East Yorkshire having made 161 appearances in black and amber during a five-year spell from 2010 to 2015, winning promotion from the Championship in 2012/13.
“Rosenior was a key member of the Tigers team that secured our highest league finish of 16th in the Premier League and reached a first FA Cup final in 2013/14.
“The ex-Bristol City, Fulham and Reading defender took up his first coaching position at Brighton & Hove Albion in 2018 following his retirement from playing, working as assistant coach with their Under-23s.
“Joining Derby County’s coaching set-up in July 2019, initially as specialist first-team coach to Phillip Cocu, he was promoted to assistant manager under Wayne Rooney in January 2021.
“Rosenior helped Derby stave off relegation in 2020/21 and although the Rams succumbed to the drop last season, they put up a valiant effort amid off-field uncertainty and points deductions.
“Following Rooney’s departure, he was handed the reins on an interim basis and presided over seven wins from his 12 games in charge, leaving Derby seventh in League One.”
Hull City are currently 21st in the Championship, a point above the relegation zone.
Their next game is against Millwall on Saturday in an away game.
‘Hull City should give Rosenior time’ – analysis
Josh Bunting, Sports Journalist
“Liam Rosenior is a very impressive character, Hull have to back him and give him time.
“If results aren’t going their way they still need to stick with him as he needs time to build his time and reshape it.
“That’s not going to happen overnight, extremely intelligent tactically.”