HULL CITY: Dowie's been told thanks, but no thanks after poor Premier League record
IAIN Dowie has been told his poor record in the Premier League cost him the chance to be Hull City's boss in the Championship.
The Mail understands Dowie, who is still named as the club's temporary football management consultant, has been called by Adam Pearson to confirm he will not be required next season.
Dowie had openly spoken of his desire to lead the City revival and develop the club's emerging talents such as Tom Cairney, Liam Cooper and Will Atkinson.
But the Mail understands that despite being impressed by his positive approach and methods in training, Pearson and owner Russell Bartlett could not look beyond his record of just one win in nine as City lost their top-flight status.
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Despite winning his second game in charge with a 2-0 win over Fulham, Dowie failed to inspire the Tigers and oversaw some hugely disappointing performances, including a devastating 4-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Burnley.
The Mail last spoke to Dowie last month, when he said he was still hopeful of being appointed.
But repeated calls to his mobile have not been answered in recent days.
Having been part of the management team with Alan Shearer which also failed to save Newcastle from relegation the previous year, his appointment at City was a failure.
Dowie could now return to punditry in his match reporting role with Sky Sports.