Hull City interim manager Mike Phelan is still unsure if he will be offered the job at the KCOM Stadium on a permanent basis.
Phelan, 53, took over the Tigers after the departure of Steve Bruce three weeks before the start of the Premier League season. With a new consortium in discussions to invest in the club, Phelan is still waiting to hear if he’ll be offered the job on a permanent basis.
“We have had a week of trying to sort things out and we are still at that stage,” Phelan said.
“Nothing has transpired which has made me put pen to paper yet.
“It’s one of those things where there is still the background of takeovers and non-takeovers and I have found myself in the middle of that in trying to sort out my future.
“There have been discussions this week and there will be future discussions, probably after the game and into next week but the immediate job I have to do is pick a team to take on Arsenal.”
Hull owners, Assem and Ehab Allam, have opened talks with a new group of investors, and that seems to have led to further delay for the interim boss.
“It is part of the issue but I don’t know who is involved anymore and how far these discussions have gone,” Phelan said.
“Everything seems to come back to a deal or non-deal, depending on who’s in charge.
“That is possibly a frustrating thing from my point of view but it’s irrelevant when football matches come [around].”