Hull City Appoint Neil McDonald As New Assistant Head Coach

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Hull City have appointed Neil McDonald as assistant head coach to Mike Phelan.

McDonald, who assisted Sam Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers and West Ham, was most recently in charge at Blackpool but left the club following their relegation to League Two in May.

He will be in the dugout alongside Phelan for Hull’s EFL Cup match against Bristol City tomorrow.

“I’m pleased to welcome Neil to the Club and look forward to working with him,” Phelan told the club’s official website

“It was important that we added to the backroom staff here and Neil brings a wealth of football experience which will be of huge importance as the season progresses.”

McDonald, 50, has worked his way up the football ladder since becoming player/coach in the latter stages of his career at Preston North End. A spell at former club Bolton Wanderers as assistant was followed by a move to Crystal Palace to become Iain Dowie’s number two.

Carlisle United soon came calling, but McDonald lasted barely a year at Brunton Park. He then saved Swedish club Ostersunds FK from relegation in September 2007, as spells at Lincoln City, Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham also came McDonald’s way.



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