Hull City sack Nick Barmby - updates and reaction
Hull City have sacked manager Nick Barmby.
The club released an official statement this afternoon confirming the Tigers legend had been dismissed over what it described as "wholly misleading" comments he made in the media regarding transfer policy.
The full Hull City statement can be read here.
Nick Barmby has replied through the League Managers' Association and says he will appeal the decision.
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As reported in today's Mail, Barmby had been expected to end his long association with the Tigers following a second disciplinary hearing with vice-chairman Ehab Allam.
He was suspended last Monday over the comments.
The fallout also saw head of football operations Adam Pearson abruptly shown the door.
Speculation has already begun over who will replace Barmby in the KC Stadium hotseat.
Billy Davies is the early bookies' favourite, while former manager Phil Brown, who led the Tigers to the Premier League, said he would "jump at the chance" to return.