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Hull City cuts ties with manager Mike Phelan

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STRATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Mike Phelan, Manager of Hull City looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Hull City at London Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Stratford, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

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Hull City has parted ways with manager Mike Phelan.

The Tigers cut ties with Phelan, who was caretaker boss after Steve Bruce quit in July and then hired full-time in mid-October.

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Phelan, 54, finished 6W-5D-13L as Hull boss. He was assistant to Bruce as the club gained promotion last season.

It’s an odd move, especially given how long Hull waited to make Phelan’s appointment permanent. Like Bob Bradley at Swansea, Phelan was not given resources or a transfer window to fix the club. Who’s in line to take the job now?

There wasn’t much of a statement:

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.

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