Phil Brown won't move on Hull City job until Nick Barmby's future resolved
FORMER Hull City boss Phil Brown is interested in a return to Hull City – but says he won't be throwing his hat into the ring until Nick Barmby's future is resolved.
Brown has been touted as a candidate for a return to the KC Stadium in some national papers, and he added fuel to the fire over the weekend, telling Radio Five he would 'jump at the chance', and that he had 'unfinished business' at the club.
However, speaking to the Mail yesterday, he stressed he was only currently an interested onlooker to Barmby's situation.
"I think it would be tactless and tasteless to discuss who would be the next manager," Brown told the Mail.
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"Of course I'd love to go back but I've been assured by the LMA that Nick is still the manager.
"It doesn't help anyone's situation to comment on it and it would be remiss of me to talk about who might be the next manager.
"I've just done a TV programme with Gary Megson and it was a similar situation with him when he was Sheffield Wednesday manager and Dave Jones was in the frame for the job."
Brown was keen to explain his comments on radio, in which he talked of a possible return.
"I have been quoted as saying I had 'unfinished business' at Hull and that's because I still believe we would have kept Hull City in the Premier league for a second season," he said.
"I still recall the last Arsenal match. It is still fresh in my mind. I had four fabulous years at Hull City, but I don't know enough about the current situation to comment."
The Tigers enjoyed their greatest years under Brown as he took them to the Premier League in 2008 and retained their status in the top flight the following year.
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