Hull City have named Nigel Pearson as their new Manager after agreeing compensation with Leicester City.

Pearson replaces Iain Dowie who left the club following their relegation from the Premier League.

The 46-year-old guided Leicester to the Play-Offs last season, just 12 months after they returned to the Championship following promotion from League 1.

The former Middlesbrough defender has agreed a three-year contract and his first competitive match will see the Tigers welcome Swansea City to the KC Stadium. Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh will join Pearson as his assistants.

Speaking on the appointment Hull's Head of Football Operations Adam Pearson told www.hullcityafc.net:  "We are delighted to welcome a Manager of Nigel's experience and calibre to the club. We feel it is a real coup for Hull City and that Nigel is the best man to mould the existing squad into a competitive Championship team.

"Nigel had two outstanding seasons at Leicester City and I feel sure this experience and winning formula will ensure the very best chance of bringing success back to the club."

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