Brown 'to stay on as Hull boss'

01 November 2009 09:44
Hull City boss Phil Brown will remain in charge for next weekend's game with Stoke, BBC Radio 5 live understands.Brown's future has come under intense scrutiny after the BBC learned Adam Pearson will rejoin the club as Hull's new chairman on Monday. [LNB]But Pearson has told Radio 5 live that he will not be discussing Brown's position as manager when the pair meet. [LNB]Hull are in the relegation zone after Saturday's 2-0 loss to Burnley but Brown said he expected to stay on. [LNB]Brown was appointed as manager by Pearson during his previous time in charge of the club. [LNB]Speaking immediately after the defeat by Burnley, Brown said: "I will speak to the owner [Russell Bartlett] later and on Sunday, and we will find out more on Monday. [LNB]"I expect to be manager of this club in the Premier League next year." [LNB]Pearson left Hull to join Derby County in October 2007, but left the Rams last week to "pursue new challenges". He will replace former Hull chairman Paul Duffen, who also resigned last week.[LNB] What impact will Pearson's appointment have on Hull City? Pearson, 45, bought Hull in 2001 when they were in administration and was in the stands at Turf Moor on Saturday. [LNB]Brown was unhappy with the performance of referee Mike Jones in the match, insisting the game's four biggest decisions wrongly went against his team. [LNB]Brown felt the Clarets' opening goal came from a penalty that was incorrectly awarded and that his team were then themselves denied a penalty when Jones played advantage following a foul on Kamel Ghilas in the second half. [LNB]He also thought Geovanni's free-kick, which was chalked off for a push in the wall, should have stood. [LNB]And the Hull boss felt the Brazilian, who was sent off for two bookable fouls, should not have been shown his second yellow card. [LNB]Having kept a calm demeanour during the match, Brown said afterwards: "The Burnley fans were baying for blood because of the first decision that went against us. [LNB]"If it stays 0-0 at half-time the game stays tight and I've got no qualms with their second goal - but at that stage it should have been 2-1 to us. Maybe you should start interviewing referees after the game.[LNB]Brown was concerned with several refereeing decisions at Turf Moor"You don't want excuses, you don't want reasons, you want referees to make big decisions. If he [Mike Jones] is going home thinking he's got the big decisions right I'm begging him to go home and watch Match of the Day tonight and tell me he's got them right." [LNB]Jones was the referee who awarded Sunderland a goal after the "beachball" incident against Liverpool two weeks ago. [LNB]Brown, whose team have garnered eight points this season - just one more than basement clubs Portsmouth and West Ham - added: "We're in a tight situation. We're in the bottom three. [LNB]"But the threat of relegation does inhibit good players. Saying that, I asked the players for a committed performance and I got one." [LNB]During his first spell as chairman of the Tigers, Pearson saw the side gain two promotions to rise from what is now League Two to the Championship. [LNB]He was succeeded by Duffen, who saw Hull climb into the Premier League in 2008. [LNB]While chairman of football at Derby, Pearson appointed Nigel Clough as manager and said he was leaving the club in good shape.

Source: BBC_Sport