Parkinson pays the price

04 December 2006 01:36
Hull City have parted company with manager Phil Parkinson following their disappointing start to the Championship season. Parkinson arrived at the KC Stadium from Colchester United in the summer as a replacement for Peter Taylor. He had guided the unfashionable U's to promotion to the Championship last term, but has been unable to keep the Tigers out of the bottom three. Hull are currently 23rd in the Championship table having lost 12 of their 21 games and lost 4-2 at home to Southampton on Saturday, on the back of a 5-1 drubbing at Colchester. The club's chairman, Adam Pearson, said in a statement on City's official website: "It is with regret that on behalf of Hull City I wish to announce the departure of manager Phil Parkinson, a course of action myself and Phil reluctantly confirmed this morning. "The club would like to thank Phil for all of his undoubted hard work and unstinting commitment to the role of manager over the last four months. "Unfortunately results have not gone the way either Phil or the club would wish. "Hull City will now seek an alternative manager to replace Phil at the earliest possible juncture. In the interim period Phil Brown and Colin Murphy will assume control of first-team affairs."

Source: ESA