No wonder former coach of CSKA and Russian national team Leonid Slutsky has compared himself with Yuri Gagarin. It, too, because the first — the first Russian football expert in England. In June Slutsky led the "hull", the speaker in the second grade division of English Championship. Before 46-year-old coach is tasked to return the club to the Premier League, which he left at the end of last season.
"I have a serious responsibility to the club, the fans and the Russians, who provide me with tremendous support. To them, I'm Yuri Gagarin! I am the first coach from Russia, working in English football, and for me it's a really important moment", — said Slutsky.
While the Slutsky all turns out: two matches — no defeats. Over the weekend, "hull" stayed in Birmingham, where he played with "Aston Villa". The meeting was held in the presence of more than 30 thousand fans and ended in a draw — 1:1. This Saturday, "hull" on "Kingston communication" confidently beat "Burton Albion" — 4:1. Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez scored a hat-trick. Another ball winners have scored Kamil Grosicki.
"Burton" for most of the match played in the minority — in the 38th minute, the goalscorer Jackson Irvine earned removal, receiving a second yellow card.
According to Slutsky, he's still getting used to a new job, but adaptation should not be delayed. "Early career in England? Sometimes it seems that all this does not happen with me that this is something unreal, — shared his impressions of the coach. — I think in a few matches I can get started".
In the third round, "hull" will play houses with "wolves". The match will take place on August 15.