Ex-Gers star’s form threatens relegation dogfight as reported £30m decision questioned
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Ex-Rangers star endures rocky managerial start after £30m buyout

There is some pressure mounting on ex-Rangers striker Shota Arveladze after his latest defeat following a controversial move to English Championship Hull City.

The Georgian footballing legend has a decent level of managerial pedigree and has had successful stints in Turkey and more recently Uzbekistan, where he won five trophies in two years with Pakhtakor Tashkent.

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However, the former Ibrox and Ajax striker’s first stint in UK management has been shrouded in controversy and comes after a £30m Turkish led buyout [Daily Mail].

Shota’s links to Turkey have clearly helped him get the role at the KC Stadium after TV mogul Acun Ilicali took over the English second tier side.

However, the Turks took over at Hull at a difficult time with the club fighting relegation in the Championship but still managing to keep their heads above water.

Popular manager Grant McCann was relieved of his duties with Shota Arveladze brought in despite his inexperience managing in the United Kingdom.

Rocky start for ex-Rangers striker Shota Arveladze at Hull City

Things started well with the Georgian getting off to a winning start against Swansea City, winning 2-0 to kick off the Shota Arveladze era at Hull City.

However, since then Hull City are without a win in six matches, losing four and drawing two and now finding themselves toiling a little in the Championship.

Shota Arveladze even took to Twitter to apologise to the fans after the club’s most recent result, a 2-0 home defeat to bottom of the table Barnsley.

Only promoted from League One last season, they are still in a stable enough position in 20th place, 13 points clear of Derby County and a relegation spot in 20th place.

Reading sit five points behind Hull in 21st with a game in hand and former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae has been appointed assistant to help the Royals stay out of their own relegation dogfight.

With Derby County and Wayne Rooney determined to keep the administration hit Pride Park club in the Championship we expect them to pick up form heading into the final part of the season.

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If Hull City and Shota Arveladze cannot get a hold of their decline – and with 36 points to play for – they could well see the mid-season move backfire come May.

Speaking of ex-Rangers star Alex Rae, read about how one former Celtic rival took a petty and needless swipe at the boyhood bluenose.

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