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Hull appoint Nigel Pearson

June 29, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Hull have confirmed the appointment of Nigel Pearson as their new manager.

Nigel Pearson guided Leicester to the play-offs last season.
GettyImagesNigel Pearson guided Leicester to the play-offs in 2010

Pearson, who guided Leicester City to the play-offs in the Championship last season, has signed a three-year contract at the KC Stadium.

Iain Dowie was placed in temporary charge of the Tigers midway through last season, after former boss Phil Brown had been put on gardening leave. Dowie was unable to prevent the club's relegation from the Premier League.

Hull's head of football operations Adam Pearson revealed the club were very happy to have appointed someone with Nigel Pearson's experience.

"We are delighted to welcome a manager of Nigel's experience and calibre to the club," said Adam Pearson. "We feel it's 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."

Hull have also appointed Craig Shakespeare as assistant manager and Steve Walsh as first-team coach. Both were part of Pearson's coaching team at the Walkers Stadium.