Mike Phelan set to graduate from caretaker boss to permanent Hull City manager

Ex-Manchester United assistant has been in charge at the start of this season

BY Raf Diallo 14:57 Friday 16 September 2016, 14:57 16 Sep 2016

Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan. Picture by: Dave Howarth / EMPICS Sport

Mike Phelan says he has been offered the Hull City managerial role on a permanent basis.

The former Man United assistant has led the club to seven points from their opening four games and said today that he is in the process of agreeing a full-time deal.

Ireland boss Martin O'Neill had been linked with the job.

"It's a case now of sifting through the offer and getting down to what hopefully will be further discussions," he told BBC Radio Humberside.

Despite their problems and small squad, Phelan has led Hull to two wins and a draw from four games this season.


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