Sacked Hull City boss linked with Chelsea role

Russia's head coach Leonid Slutsky reacts during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Russia and Moldova in Chisinau on October 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Leonid Slutsky has been linked with a role at Chelsea in the Telegraph after leaving his role at Hull at the weekend.

The Russian manager is a friend of Roman Abramovich, and spent time at Chelsea last season observing matches and training under Antonio Conte while looking for an opportunity in English football.

The former CSKA Moscow boss got his chance over the summer, moving to relegated Hull City, but thisngs haven’t worked out for him there. Despite getting Ola Aina, Fikayo Tomori and Michael Hector on loan from Roman’s club, the manager has left after a worrying start to the season.

He got a last minute equaliser through Michael Dawson at the weekend, but that wasn’t enough to save his job.

Quite what he will do at Chelsea isn’t clear, and presumably he will be on the lookout for another full managerial role soon, but in the meantime don’t be surprised to see him back in the director’s box at Stamford Bridge soon.