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Geovanni commits to Tigers

25 Sep 2009 - 13:29:04

Hull City midfielder Geovanni has pledged his future to the club by signing a new two-year deal with the Tigers.

The 29-year-old Brazilian moved to the KC Stadium 15 months ago after being released by Manchester City and has scored ten goals in 44 appearances for the club.

After starting last term superbly his form dipped in the second half of the season and he seemed set to leave the club when he reacted badly to being substituted in the 53rd minute of the 2-1 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers at the beginning of March.

Geovanni offered an apology after his petulant reaction to his withdrawal, but only after the Tigers boss had said: "He'll never do that to me again. Why? Because I'm the manager. Geovanni isn't bigger than this football club - simple as that.

"I didn't think he was having a positive impact on the game and, when he had a chance to score, he didn't even get a shot in. His first touch was worse than mine!

"When Nicky Barmby came on, he had a positive impact on the game. I'm here to make big decisions. If the fans don't like it, there's nothing I can do about it."

However, the differences have now been settled and Geovanni will remain with the club until the end of the 2010-11 campaign.


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