McCann plans attacking approach at Hull
Grant McCann has promised Hull City will be ‘fun to watch’ next season as he plans an attacking approach after being named as boss.
McCann was announced as the Tigers’ new head coach on Friday and, in an interview on the club’s official website, says he will adopt a high-energy, high-risk attacking approach at the KCOM Stadium as he looks to mount a promotion charge in 2019-20.
He said: ‘We’ll be a very high-energy team and we like to play on the front foot.
We’ll be open at times but it will be fun to watch.
The players will enjoy playing in the formation and we take risks.
‘I’m a firm believer that, if you don’t take risks, you don’t get anywhere.
When we don’t have possession the team will work hard to win the ball back, with a high press and real energy all through the team.
‘That will bring us success, I’m a firm believer in that, and we’ll work hard on that every day in training to make sure it comes to fruition.
‘ The former Peterborough boss guided Doncaster to the League One play-offs last term and he will be joined by Rovers assistant Cliff Byrne at Hull.
He added: ‘It was very important to me that Cliff came here, too.
We had a successful season with Doncaster Rovers last season.
We did that together along with the players and staff that were with us.
‘We want to build on that and do it with the players here.
It will be hard work but it will be enjoyable and the players will enjoy their work.
‘We’re here to try and get the best out of people.
We’re quite hands-on in terms of giving people the chance to improve and if they do that then we’re going to be more successful on the pitch.’