Phil Brown confident of remaining in charge at Hull
Brown's future has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks, but with Adam Pearson set to rejoin the club as its new chairman it seems the manager of three years has won reprieve. "I will speak to the owner [Russell Bartlett] later and on Sunday, and we will find out more on Monday," Brown told the BBC. "I expect to be manager of this club in the Premier League next year." Pearson, who replaces the recently departed Paul Duffen, was in the stands at Turf Moor yesterday to witness the club's seventh loss in 11 games. Satisfied with his players performances, Brown pulled no punches in his assessment of referee Mike Jones, who he claims granted too many decisions in Burnley's favour on top of sending Geovanni off for a mistimed challenge. "I think what went well for us was the commitment of the players, that's the first thing I will say," Brown said after the match. "In terms of a manager asking for a committed performance from a group of players who were under pressure because of the situation that we are in. I don't think anybody can question that. "Yes decisions have gone against us, probably four in total which tends to lend itself to something else. "If it stays 0-0 at half-time the game stays tight and I've got no qualms with their second goal - but at that stage it should have been 2-1 to us. Maybe you should start interviewing referees after the game. "You don't want excuses, you don't want reasons, you want referees to make big decisions. If he [Mike Jones] is going home thinking he's got the big decisions right I'm begging him to go home and watch Match of the Day tonight and tell me he's got them right. "But we're not here to talk about that. "With that kind of commitment and that level of performance from my players we'll be fine this season but we have to put a run of games together. "We've got a big game against Stoke next Sunday and the one thing you need in your locker is commitment."
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