EFL club sack Manager of the Season contender after missing out on play-offs

Liam Rosenior, the former manager of Hull City (Picture: George Wood/Getty Images)Liam Rosenior, the former manager of Hull City (Picture: George Wood/Getty Images)
Liam Rosenior, the former manager of Hull City (Picture: George Wood/Getty Images)
A managerial change has taken place following the conclusion of the 2023/24 Championship season.

Hull City have relieved Liam Rosenior of his managerial duties, according to various media reports in the UK.

Sky Sports and talkSPORT are both reporting that the Tigers have sacked Rosenior, despite leading them to an eighth-placed finish. He had two years remaining on his contract after signing a three-year deal in December, but now he finds himself out of a job.

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It is reported by Hull Live that Rosenior held conversations with him on Tuesday that his services would no longer be required at the MKM Stadium. Hull's search for a new boss is already 'well underway' and they want to make an appointment as 'quickly as possible' to help prepare them for next season.

Hull fell just short of reaching the play-offs as they finished three points behind Norwich City and five before West Brom. The Baggies had been with a battle with them for a spot going in to the final day but they won 3-0 against Preston North End, Norwich lost 1-0 to Birmingham City and Hull were defeated by Plymouth Argyle. It resulted in Carlos Corberan's team leapfrogging the Canaries in to fifth and the Humberside club missing out on the play-offs completely.

Rosenior had been in the role for 18 months after succeeding Shota Arveladze. He was moved on from his job at Derby County in League One and landed himself the job in the Championship. The former Reading defender guided Hull to a 15th-placed finish and this year he was a nominee for the Manager of the Year award, missing out to Kieran McKenna who led Ipswich Town to promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Whoever replaces Rosenior will be tasked with replacing some of the stellar loan stars that Hull recruited. Ryan Giles, Anass Zaroury, Noah Ohio and Fabio Carvalho joined from Luton Town, Burnley, Standard Liege and Liverpool in the January transfer window with Tyler Morton, Liam Delap and Bora Aydınlık already at the club.

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