Mike Phelan sacked by Hull after less than six months in charge
You wait all season for a manager to be sacked then three go in 11 days.
Mike Phelan became the fourth Premier League manager to be sacked this season after being given the chop by Hull.
A 3-1 loss to West Brom yesterday, in which Hull took the lead, was Phelan’s last act as Hull manager.
📝 | The Club can announce this evening that it has parted company with Head Coach Mike Phelan. More details to follow…
— Hull City (@HullCity) January 3, 2017
He was in charge of Hull for five months and 12 days, although he was only handed the role on a permanent basis on 13 October.
Hull went bottom of the Premier League table after Swansea’s 2-1 win against fellow relegation candidates Crystal Palace tonight.
With the club not picking up a win in ten games and losing four of the last five it seems Hull’s owner didn’t trust Phelan to spend in January.
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So what next for Hull?
There’s ‘arry Redknapp who could be tempted to try and wheel and deal Hull away from danger.
Or they could go for Alan Pardew who has been out of work for less than two weeks and has a history of staring strongly at clubs.
Last but not least there’s Roy Hodgson. With only two Icelanders currently playing in the Premier League he wouldn’t have too many flashbacks.
It’s like Christmas has come early. Or is it late?