Hull City and Nick Barmby 'resolve all issues' over sacking
HULL City and former manager Nick Barmby have today released a joint statement saying 'all issues' have now been resolved between the two parties following his sudden sacking in May.
Barmby was suspended and then sacked by owners Assem and Ehab Allam after a series of media interviews in which he spoke about transfer budgets.
It saw the former Tigers player launch legal action over his dismissal, an issue brought to a close following today's joint statement.
Neither Barmby nor the Allams were willing to make any comment after the statement was released, with no reference made to whether Barmby has received any financial compensation.
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At the time, the Allams said the comments were 'wholly misleading' and implied that funds had not been made available to strengthen the first team.
They said his comments had 'unjustifiably cast public doubt on the honesty and integrity of the Board and its members.'
However, a statement released this afternoon said: "The Club now accepts that Nick Barmby did not in any of his interviews with the media have any intention of disparaging the Club or its owners."
It added that Barmby had also accepted his comments: "could have been misconstrued."
Statement in full.
Nick Barmby and Hull City FC are pleased to announce that they have resolved all issues arising from the termination of Nick Barmby's employment as Manager of the Club in May of this year.Nick Barmby left the Club following comments made to the media about the Club's transfer policy. Nick accepts that his comments could have been misconstrued.The Club now accepts that Nick Barmby did not in any of his interviews with the media have any intention of disparaging the Club or its owners.