Mike Phelan made permanent at Hull City

Under Mike Phelan Hull City began the season with wins over defending champions Leicester City and Swansea City.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: October 13, 2016 10:31 pm
mike phelan, phelan, hull city, hull, premier league, premier leagur hull city, football news, sports news Mike Phelan had taken over as caretaker manager after the departure of Steve Bruce last season. (Reuters Photo)

Hull City have appointed interim boss Mike Phelan as head coach on a permanent basis, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

Phelan took over from Steve Bruce, who resigned before the season began and was appointed manager of Championship side Aston Villa on Wednesday.

“It’s been a while in coming, but I’m happy with the position I am now in and looking forward to the challenge ahead,” Phelan told the club’s website (www.hullcitytigers.com).

“It’s exciting to step over that threshold into management, and I’m looking forward to working with this group of players that has done so well so far.”

Under Phelan’s stewardship, Hull began the season with wins over defending champions Leicester City and Swansea City, before being beaten at home by Manchester United.

Hull picked up just one point from their next four league fixtures, which have included home defeats by Arsenal and Chelsea and a 5-1 drubbing away to Liverpool.

The club are currently 15th in the 20-team table and travel to Bournemouth on Saturday.

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