Brown ‘proud’ of his Tigers feats

The Premier League strugglers have placed him on gardening leave

with immediate effect, with Brian Horton and Steve Parkin taking

charge of the first team until further notice. Hull lost 2-1 at

home to Arsenal on Saturday, with Nicklas Bendtner scoring a

last-gasp winner. The defeat left the Tigers second bottom of the

standings, three points from safety. “I am obviously very

disappointed with the club’s decision and the fact that I will now

not have the opportunity to secure Hull City’s status in the

Premier League for a third consecutive season,” Brown said in a

statement released through the League Managers Association.

“Although I am extremely sad to be leaving Hull City, I am very

proud of my achievements during my time as manager, especially

having led the team into the top flight of football for the first

time in the club’s 104-year history and ahead of schedule. “It has

been a fantastic experience and I would like to offer my sincere

thanks to all of the players, past and present, and also to my

staff. “Finally, I would like to thank the fans for their support

and wish the club every success in the future.”