04-Dec-2017 05:00:00 | Yahoo Sports
Just about twelve months ago, Leonid Slutsky turned up at Stamford Bridge, fresh off his resignation at CSKA Moscow, which followed his resignation from the Russian national team six months prior. The official line was that Chelsea (and specifically his friend Roman Abramovich) were helping him find a job in England, helping him learn the language and the football culture. It was easy to speculate that something a bit more sinister was happening behind the scenes — echoes of Avram Grant could be easily heard — but Conte eventually signed his extension and Slutsky got himself hired at Hull City. Six months later, Slutsky is out at Hull with the club dropping to just three points above the relegation zone after having won just four games all season and only two since the beginning of September.