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Brown backed up by Duffen

27 September 2009 12:33
Hull City chairman Paul Duffen has vowed not to make any panic decisions over the future of manager Phil Brown at the KC Stadium. Brown's tenure has been called into question following a dramatic slump in form which started midway through last season, the Tigers' first in the English top-flight. Their latest setback was a 6-1 thrashing by Liverpool, a result which left City one from bottom of the Premier League, having taken just four points from seven games. However, Duffen told The News of the World: "Just because the chips are down doesn't mean you desert people who have been very good to your football club. "You don't forget what Phil Brown has done here. He kept us up when were bottom of the Championship. He took us up into the Premier League, took us to the top of the table and kept us up. "He is still the same manager who got the manager of the month award 12 months ago. It is too early to panic. We are seven games into the new season. "The spirit is there in the team for everyone to see. Phil is in the second year of a three-year contract and we know what he is capable of. "The final scoreline at Liverpool was hard on us, but losing at Anfield doesn't change anything. Fernando Torres was on fire and the game was alive at half-time. "We invested in new players in the summer and they will take time to bed in. It is a work in progress. People spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror."

Source: ESA