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Elmohamady’s Hull City appoint Mike Phelan as Head Coach

Mike Phelan

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’s  have announced the appointment of  as their new manager on a permanent basis.

The 53-year-old, who won August’s Premier League Manager of the Month award, took over as caretaker manager after the departure of Steve Bruce, guiding the Tigers to win seven points from their opening seven games in the league as well as reaching the last 16 of the EFL Cup.

“It’s been a while in coming, but I’m happy with the position I am now in and looking forward to the challenge ahead,” Phelan said after signing the deal to become the permanent manager.

“It has taken time but things have to be done correctly with these matters. What is important now is that we move forward and help this squad of players be successful for this football club.

“It’s exciting to step over that threshold into management, and I’m looking forward to working with this group of players that has done so well so far.

“The support I have received from everyone has been magnificent and I want that to continue because the challenges ahead are huge. The fans have been excellent through the last few months and the players have given me their full backing.

“I’m looking forward to what is to come now so roll on the next few games,” The former Norwich City and Manchester United defender concluded.

Mike Phelan’s first match as the club’s permanent manager will be against Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday.

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