Hull City manager Phil Brown bullish about job security

06 November 2009 08:08
Despite suggestions that Brown could be just 90 minutes from the sack, he remained bullish although a sense of uncertainty escalated with new chairman Adam Pearson refusing to make any long-term promises on his future.

"As far as I am concerned it is a working relationship and it is a working relationship that will go on beyond Sunday," Brown said.

 Related ArticlesHull City v Stoke City: match previewHull deny 'wrongdoing' over Michael Turner saleTurner's transfer to Sunderland under investigationAdam Pearson backs Phil BrownBrown confident of Hull futureSport on television"We have to make sure we keep any negativity outside the camp and keep the positive vibes inside the camp which is what I am seeing. People are saying it is a must-win game. It is not a must-win game at all.

"Performances are important and a performance on Sunday will be sufficient for me because a performance will get the crowd behind us. A performance will give us a better chance if winning.

"So it's not all about winning on Sunday. It's about playing well and getting a performance that will send the fans home happy. We have to make it exciting for the crowd. They're looking for an outstanding performance. If they get one then hopefully the outstanding results will follow."

Brown spoke out after Pearson appealed for Hull fans to rally behind the beleaguered club having been hired by Hull owner Russell Bartlett to replace Paul Duffen to invigorate those at the KC Stadium.

"It's a new chairman and it is a new opportunity," Brown said. "The whole situation is a positive one at the moment in the face of adversity. It's one I'm going to grab on to and try and move forward in the manner that we did two-and-a-half to three years ago.

"I am settled. I am more at ease because of the performance of the players against Burnley. I am encouraged by the response of the players.

"It's never easy because of the situation we're in. You have to find ways on the training ground to take the pressure away when the media spotlight is so intense. That is the nature of the beast we have created.

"It is nice to know that the media spotlight is intense because we are in the Premier League. We need to win our home games to keep that media spotlight away."

Source: Telegraph