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By Kathryn Townsley

Head Coach Grant McCann

Hull City can confirm the appointment of Grant McCann as Head Coach.

McCann, 39, joins the Tigers on a 12-month rolling contract after guiding Doncaster Rovers to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs during the 2018/19 season, and will be assisted at the KCOM Stadium by Cliff Byrne, who was part of his staff during his time at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Prior to his successful tenure with Doncaster, the new Tigers’ Head Coach enjoyed a stint in-charge of Peterborough United, a team with which he had a spell as a player.

His career also included time at Cheltenham, Barnsley and Scunthorpe United, as well as 39 appearances at international level for Northern Ireland.

McCann said: “I am delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead. I am a very ambitious person and I always have been. To be in the Championship is the next step for me, and I’m pleased to be taking that step with a great club like Hull City. The KCOM Stadium is an impressive place, the training ground is excellent and there is a strong squad of players here. Hopefully we can have good times together and a successful season.”

Vice-Chairman Ehab Allam said: “Grant has been a standout candidate with a playing style and philosophy aligned to that of the Club. With a great team of existing staff in their support and of the squad too, I hope for an exciting season ahead.”

McCann will now link-up with his squad ahead of the start of pre-season training next week.

Updated 11:07 - 18 Jul 2019 by Kathryn Townsley

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