The KC’s tango’d boss is out of a job.
Hull City manager Phil Brown has been relieved of his duties at the KC Stadium and put on gardening leave.
Assistant boss Brian Horton and Steve Parkin will take charge of the Tigers’ first-team until further notice.
After Saturday’s last-gasp defeat by Arsenal, Hull are second-bottom of the Premier League and three points adrift of safety with nine games left.
Tigers chairman Adam Pearson says the club’s board felt it had to act now to try to keep the club in the top flight.
In a statement, Pearson said: “Retention of Premier League status is paramount and the board believes that a change in managerial direction is the correct option at this time.
“The club will keep supporters completely up-to-date in respect of any managerial appointment but, in the meantime, Brian Horton and Steve Parkin will prepare the team for our important game at Portsmouth next Saturday.” (BBC Sport)
Well this is not the greatest surprise is it. I guess being placed on gardening leave means that Phil Brown got a nice little pay off and as a result doesn’t get to inflict his managerial abilities elsewhere for a period of time that is as yet unknown.
Usually a new boss means an injection of good form and that could be crucial for the Tigers right now so it will be interesting to see who is lined up to replace Brown at the KC Stadium.