Hull City set to appoint Mike Phelan as permanent manager

Mike Phelan is set to get the manager's job on a permanent basis
Mike Phelan is set to get the manager’s job on a permanent basis

Caretaker boss

Hull City’s caretaker manager Mike Phelan could be named as the permanent manager of the club as early as this week, according to Sky Sports.

Phelan has overseen the club through a period of great uncertainty, following the departure of Steve Bruce in July due to a lack of transfer activity.

Hull began the Premier League campaign ravaged with injuries and without any new signings but managed to win their opening match against champions Leicester City.

Positive start

The Tigers have picked up 7 points in their opening 7 matches, a respectable tally considering 4 of their fixtures were against Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Phelan worked as a coach and assistant manager at Manchester United from 1999 to 2013, and used his relationship with the Red Devils to bring in Will Keane and James Weird at the end of the transfer window, along with Tottenham’s Ryan Mason.

Hull have also won both of their EFL Cup matches, knocking out Premier League side Stoke in the previous round.

With the injury crisis over and more stability at the KCOM Stadium, the move is expected to provide a significant boost to Hull’s survival chances.