Players support Brown - Bullard

09 November 2009 10:09
Under-fire Hull manager Phil Brown has got the full backing of his players, according to midfielder Jimmy Bullard.Brown's future has been under intense scrutiny and on Sunday his side claimed only their fourth win in 34 league games with a 2-1 win against Stoke. [LNB]But Bullard, back in the side after a 10-month injury lay-off, said: "We thoroughly believe in the manager. [LNB]"We want him to stay. I believe he will - hopefully for a long time. He is a great man and a great manager." [LNB]Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink struck the winner in the dying minutes against 10-man Stoke at the weekend to haul themselves out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. [LNB]It was only City's third league win of the season - and their fourth of 2009 - with Brown declining to give interviews following the match at the KC Stadium.[LNB] I lost faith after the Sunderland game, but faith is now resumed, one swallow may not make a summer, but I saw what I wanted to see originallambrettaman Many reports in the last two weeks have suggested that the managerial post would be up for grabs on the back of their shocking run. [LNB]However, the club's new chairman Adam Pearson hinted he would stick with the current manager until the end of the season, while Bullard is now confident they would remain in the top flight under the guidance of Brown. [LNB]The 30-year-old, who had been on the sidelines since January because of a knee injury, added: "Sometimes football is like that, results don't go for you..[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Horton hails Hull's 'huge' Stoke win[LNB]"It's so tight down there and three or four wins can really boost you and give you confidence and make you go up the league. [LNB]"We feel the pressure as players and men and we wanted it for Brown." [LNB]Following the win over Stoke, assistant manager Brian Horton refused to answer when asked if the result had saved Brown's job. [LNB]"I don't think it should be asked - we hope we can go on a run, nobody talks about stupid things like that," the former Manchester City manager said. [LNB]Of Brown's absence from his post-match press conference, Horton added: "He's having a Guinness - he deserves one. He does like the spotlight - there's nothing wrong with that - but he's chosen not to. [LNB]"I thought the manager got the tactics spot on. He's a good manager and does lots of good things that people don't see. He's got a great future in the game."

Source: BBC_Sport