Sheffield United Championship rivals appoint new boss

Tim Walter is the new manager of Hull CityTim Walter is the new manager of Hull City
Tim Walter is the new manager of Hull City
One of the teams expected to challenge Sheffield United for promotion next season have unveiled their new manager

Hull have named Tim Walter as Liam Rosenior’s successor as head coach on a three-year deal.

The Tigers shocked onlookers earlier this month by sacking Championship manager of the season nominee Rosenior after just missing out on the play-offs.

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Walter was immediately linked with the vacancy and Hull have now confirmed the 48-year-old former Hamburg manager’s appointment, subject to the German coach obtaining a visa.

Hull chairman Acun Ilicali said: “Tim was always our first choice. We had many strong applicants and wanted to be thorough in our recruitment process, but it quickly became clear that Tim was the outstanding candidate.

“Our discussions were detailed and productive in planning for this season and I am encouraged about how we can work together to the benefit of our club.

“I believe in Tim’s philosophy and, in doing so, I am hopeful that over the forthcoming season he can continue our positive progress and upward trajectory.”

Walter has been out of work since being sacked by Hamburg in February.

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