Brown reiterates Cats stance
19 Dec 2008 - 13:47:07
Hull City boss Phil Brown has once again distanced himself from rumours linking him with the managerial vacancy at Sunderland.
The Black Cats are searching for a new manager following Roy Keane's departure from the Stadium of Light hot-seat earlier this month and South Shields-born Brown is reportedly one of the candidates to replace him.
However, Brown said in the build-up to this weekend's clash between the Tigers and Sunderland: "Of course it's a job that would interest me - it's one of the top jobs in the country, but I've got unfinished business here.
"There's a massive job at Hull City in progress and I fully intend to see it through.
"Sunderland are a good side. Roy Keane brought together a good squad and a lot of managers would be happy with the front two. It's going to be a tough game.
"As far as we're concerned, progression is the key - not really survival. But it would be nice to be a Premier League club for a second year."
Brown has also confirmed that the club is continuing to talk to Michael Turner about a new contract even though the defender still has two-and-a-half years left on his current deal.
The Tigers boss added: "I've already had two meetings with his agent. We're very close to a new deal."