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Phelan wants Hull job

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Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan is hoping that he will be given the job at the KCOM Stadium on a permanent basis.

Phelan, 53, stepped in after the sudden departure of manager Steve Bruce, three weeks before the start of the Premier League season. The newcomers has picked up two wins and one loss to start the season, including an impressive win over champions Leicester City on Opening Day.

With the club in the process of being sold to a Chinese consortium, Phelan is hopeful that he will be given the chance to become the permanent manager of the Tigers.

“We had a discussion last week and we are still talking about the situation,” Phelan said.

“But it is really irrelevant as far as I am concerned from the point of view that it is all about preparing this team to play in the Premier League.

“Those discussions will carry on. It is not that it has ended – they are still open. But we just focus on the game.”

When asked if he thinks that things will be resolved, he said: “I hope so. I have been sat in this chair for a number of weeks. The team is doing well. The players are performing to the best of their ability.

“We have now added to that group of players so I am looking forward to the challenge ahead. Why wouldn’t I want to be sitting in this chair a little bit more often?”

Hull takes on fellow newcomers Burnley on Saturday at Turf Moor.

Phelan wants Hull job

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