Maguire Left To Join Hull City

Sunderland's effort to bounce back to the Premier League will start a day earlier than their Championship opponents. The relegated club, currently up for sale, with no boss and in possession of a thinning squad, will kick-off the new season on Friday August at home to Gary Rowett's Derby County. Leicester City have announced the signing of this defender Harry Maguire from Hull City for an undisclosed fee. A fee of around has apparently been agreed between the clubs and Maguire will join his new team-mates in early July before Leicester's pre-season training camp in Austria. It is obviously a very exciting time for myself, Maguire said. Once I had my eyes on this club, I wanted to join. Thankfully I am here so I can not wait to get the season started and kick. I've had a great feeling about it ever since meeting the Allam family and I can't wait to get started following week.Slutsky directed CSKA to three Russian Premier League names before resigning last December and he also directed the national side to the finals of Euro. The club say that he will arrive in Hull next week to begin his new job officially , subject to international clearance. The vice-chairman, Ehab Allam, said: I'm delighted to welcome Leonid as our new head coach. Hull City, another hand to go down and now directed by the Russian Leonid Slutsky, are away to Aston Villa, led by their former manager Steve Bruce.

The new Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen Monk's replacement following his shock resignation begins life in England at promoted Bolton Wanderers on the Sunday, while fellow new boys Sheffield United are at home to Brentford and Millwall head to Nottingham Forest. There'll be a house start for Forest Green Rovers as they start their EFL journey in League Two. Promoted in the National League, Mark Cooper's side will fulfill Barnet on August. Champions Lincoln City, back after six decades, go to Wycombe Wanderers. A vastly improved second-half operation by Raheem Sterling was the key to Manchester City's emphatic victory, with the winger staying out wide to find space on the right after the period, where his pace quickly provided the penetration that had previously been lacking. Sterling kept coming within the first half, performing so anonymously that he had been in danger of being upstaged by the engagement of Jess Navas joining the assault behind him. However, for an own goal the home side may not have turned around before, however any Hull hopes of getting back in the game were quickly extinguished when Sterling started to make his presence felt. Beaten play-off semi-finalists Luton Town kick-off at home to Yeovil Town, Accrington Stanley sponsor Colchester United and Grimsby Town visit Chesterfield. Stevenage drama Newport County, Morecambe take on Cheltenham Town and Cambridge United visit Exeter City, while Crewe Alexandra meet Mansfield Town. There were quite a few clubs interested, but when I met with the manager here he pretty much swayed it to the direction of the club. He showed me the way in which the club is going. You can see that using the construction of this club it is going to look upwards rather than down so that was a major reason why, the moment I knew there was an interest, I wanted to jump at the chance. Maguire's arrival shores up the middle of Leicester's defence after injuries to Robert Huth and Wes Morgan last year exposed their lack of depth in the place.

Sheffield United, who Maguire left to join Hull City stand to be given a handy financial boost after inserting a sell-on clause at that offer. Eventually, Carlisle United take on Swindon Town, Coventry City begin life in League Two against Notts County and Port Vale head to Crawley Town, now under the management of Harry Kewell. The play-off final losers Reading beginning at QPR, while the beaten semi-finalists Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham are off to Preston North End and at home to Norwich City, under new manager Daniel Farke, respectively. Elsewhere, Bristol City sponsor Barnsley, Burton Albion welcome Cardiff City and Birmingham City visit Ipswich Town. The Sheffield derby returns following a five-year absence, with Wednesday and United assembly at Hillsborough on September, while Monk's November return to Elland Road will be noted. It was easy to find out what Guardiola intended about his side wanting to be more clinical. City could have been a goal up within five minutes but for a double save from Eldin Jakupovic denying first David Silva and then Leroy San. Yet the reality was more that City weren't creating many clear chances. Sergio Agero was well looked after and rarely found himself on the end of strikes, Sterling and San offered little in the means of width and Hull were working quite well until Ahmed Elmohamady's error handed their opponents the lead. I already know this is an important club with a large and loyal fanbase. In League One, Blackburn Rovers begin life in the third grade for the first time in years with a lengthy trip to Southend United on August, with fellow relegated sides Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic also beginning on the street at Fleetwood Town and MK Dons. Leonid has enjoyed success at both club and international level and I am excited about his strategies for guiding us back to the Premier League.Playing in right-back, Navas had his hands full trying to keep Kamil Grosicki quiet, but still found time to become a greater danger than Sterling down the wing. Crucially, when Silva sent him on a broad overlap he was able to find a nice cross in for a shift. While Agero couldn't quite reach it his effort distracted Elmohamady at the far post, unless the guardian had another justification to get a much too casual attempt at a settlement that resulted only in a prod past his own goalkeeper. The home side raised their game from the start of the second half, and were rewarded with a target in just three minutes of the restart. A patient passing move, with nearly every member of this team touching the ball, ended with a deliberate run from Sterling that took him past Andrea Ranocchia and to the region. Neither Michael Dawson nor Elmohamady could cut his cross and though it fell behind Agero that the striker had time enough to pull the ball back and force a shot during the defenders on the line. Slutsky has been a trainer since after his playing career ended prematurely when he injured his elbow falling from a tree while trying to rescue a neighbor's cat. Play-off winners Blackpool are at Bradford City, who lost the League One last.


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