Coach Mike Phelan has been sacked as Hull City head coach. The club took to its twitter page to announce they have parted ways with Phelan barely three months after he secured the job on a permanent basis.
The tweet read:
“The Club can announce this evening that it has parted company with Head Coach Mike Phelan.
“We would like to thank Mike for his efforts both as Assistant Manager and Head Coach over the last two years. The search for a replacement has begun and an announcement will be made in due course.”
???? | Club statement on Mike Phelan departure https://t.co/nOH2reprgC
— Hull City (@HullCity) January 3, 2017
The club also announced that “the search for a replacement has begun and an announcement will be made in due course.”
The 54-year-old former Manchester United midfielder and one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand assistant at Old Trafford took over the role following the departure of Steve Bruce over the summer.
With a bright start to his caretaker life, his eventual appointment for the campaign came in October but with just 13 points returned from 20 games and Hull sitting in the relegation zone at the bottom of the table, the club announced the parting of ways.
The 3-1 defeat away at West Bromwich Albion on Monday left Hull in 20th place on 13 points and without a win in the Premier League since November 6.
Meanwhile, reports say Hull City will be confirming Marco as its new manager on Thursday. If the report is something to go by, the 39-year-old who has no experience with English football and speaks limited English would inherit a largely British squad, his appointment would represent a considerable gamble on the part of the Premier League’s bottom club.
Silva, is said to be set to accept the twin challenges of attempting to ensure Hull avoid relegation and endeavouring to beat Manchester United in their impending EFL Cup semi-final.
Hull has won just three times since securing promotion back to the top-flight via the championship play-offs last May and are currently three points from safety.
Before his sole season in Athens, Silva worked exclusively in his native Portugal, leading Estoril into the country’s top flight before a brief sojourn with Sporting Lisbon.