Ex-Turkey international backs Liam Rosenior to recover after Hull City exit

Liam Rosenior lost his job as Hull City's manager on Tuesday
Liam Rosenior lost his job as Hull City's manager on Tuesday -Credit:Daniel Chesterton/Offside/Offside via Getty Images

Former Turkish international Colin Kazim-Richards has backed Liam Rosenior to recover after his dismissal by Hull City on Tuesday after the Championship season came to an end.

Rosenior spent 18 months at City, the club he played for during his playing career, and guided the Tigers to a seventh-placed finish in his first full season in charge at the MKM Stadium having safely navigated the club away from relegation trouble last term.

Three wins in the final 13 games of the season saw City miss out on the play-offs, however, and owner Acun Ilicali decided to make a change and seek a manager he felt capable of playing a more exciting, dynamic brand of football.

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Kazim-Richards, who played for a host of clubs in England and Turkey during his playing career which spanned two decades, and worked under Rosenior at Derby County, believes the 39-year-old will bounce back and find himself another job in the Championship in the not-too-distant future," the 37-year-old told OLBG.

“Crazy respect to Liam Rosenior for what he has done. He has done an amazing job. They looked dead and buried. He’s gone there and given them a bit of identity. They missed out on the playoffs by three points and I think give it four or five weeks and he could have another job in the Championship. The way he plays is effective football.

“He can only get better because he's probably learned a lot as well over there, having that experience. I just feel he's a good coach at the moment and it's a shame to see him go. But this business, whether you're in the Championship, League Two, League One, this football business right now, that's what's happening with coaches.”