Phil Brown (30 May 1959) almost 4 years time with Hull City comes to end, as The Tigers club decided to part company with the manager who led them for promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history. Hull City avoided relegation last season by one point only from 18th place team Newcastle. Now Hull City hang in 19th place with a run of losing 4 games in row with only 24 pts.
Phil Brown statement via League Managers Association website read:
I am obviously very disappointed with the Club’s decision and the fact that I will now not have the opportunity to secure Hull City’s status in the Barclays Premier League for a third consecutive season. Although I am extremely sad to be leaving Hull City, I am very proud of my achievements during my time as manager, especially having led the team into the top flight of football for the first time in the Club’s 104 year history and ahead of schedule. It has been a fantastic experience and I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all of the players, past and present, and also to my staff. Finally, I would like to thank the fans for their support and wish the club every success in the future
During his time with Hull City Brown won Manager of the Month award twice in 2008. One of the most famous moments of Phil Brown rein with the Tigers was he gave his half-time team talk on the pitch in front of the travelling fans after seeing his players hammered in the first-half at the City of Manchester Stadium in December 2008.
From December 2006 to March 2010 Brown managed Hull City in 157 games.
Ian Dowie (9 January 1965) is set to be the new boss of the Tigers as reports suggested he agreed on short-term contract for the remaining 9 games in the English Premier League, Dowie who before managed (QPR, Coventry City, Charlton Athletic, and Newcastle as an assistant manager).