BROWN STILL IN CHARGE AT HULL

Phil Brown says he’s confident about keeping his job at Premier League side Hull City despite the departure of the club chairman.

Hull were forced to call a press conference after Paul Duffen decided to quit the top flight strugglers.

Former Hull chairman Adam Pearson has been linked with a return to the KC Stadium to replace Duffen after he stood down as Derby chairman on Wednesday.

Hull recorded some impressive results after their promotion to the EPL but struggled in the second half of last season and have continued to do so in the early part of the new campaign. They currently lie in 18th place.

Speaking to media, Brown said:

brown remains at hull city I think the players are one million per cent behind me and hopefully that will show in the performance on Saturday.

As you’ve seen on the training ground there are some bright lively players looking to put their case forward to play on Saturday.

The support of Paul Duffen was there for everybody to see, that’s gone now. What is around the corner you can only guess, and only time will tell who his replacement is.

I don’t think it was on football results, I think it was on the business of football. It’s difficult to separate the two, but you do tend to run a business as well as a football club.

I run the football side of things and I remain in charge for the game on Saturday.

I’ve spoke long and hard with Paul Duffen and Russell Bartlett, the owner, in the last couple of days. He is in extensive talks with a replacement and something will be announced after the game on Saturday.

It doesn’t affect me in terms of my position, as has been made reference to by Russell Bartlett in conversations I’ve had with him over the last 24 hours.