Hull City owner Acun Ilicali's first words after sacking manager Liam Rosenior

Liam Rosenior's 18-month tenure at the MKM Stadium is over
Liam Rosenior's 18-month tenure at the MKM Stadium is over -Credit:George Wood/Getty Images

Acun Ilicali says Hull City's future vision is not one shared by the club and Liam Rosenior after it was confirmed the club had parted company with manager Liam Rosenior.

Rosenior was given his marching orders on Tuesday afternoon after City failed to get into the Championship's top six with their season coming to an end in frustrating fashion with a 1-0 defeat at Plymouth Argyle, that result seeing them finish seventh in the Championship.

Ilicali admits the decision was his most challenging since taking over from the Allam family in January 2022, as he begins the search for a new manager in time for the start of pre-season training.

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“This has been the most difficult decision I have had to make as chairman of this wonderful football club. No matter how trying the circumstance, I have to remove personal sentiment from these moments and ensure the long-term vision of the club is at the centre of my thinking," Ilicali said in a statement.

“Since Liam’s arrival, we have enjoyed an open working relationship and progress has undoubtedly been made over the course of his tenure. He will always be a part of this family and I thank him for all his work.

“However, it has become evident that our visions for the future are not aligned and I feel that now is the time to make a change. Our philosophy is clear, we will continue to drive this club forward, and whilst doing so I will continue to be open and transparent with our fans.

“I know what this football club can achieve, and we will not stop in the pursuit of that. We have worked hard over the last two years to develop our squad. We now have many highly talented players at our disposal and we will continue to invest and improve our playing personnel to give this club and its fans the success they deserve.”