Hull owner Russell Bartlett has claimed the club can "trade through" their current financial difficulties.
The recriminations following Hull City's relegation will begin in earnest now in what promises to be a defining week for the club's immediate future, yet there is no doubt in the mind of George Boateng who is to blame for the performances which have cost the team its top-flight status.
Egypt striker Amr Zaki has played his last game for Hull after boss Iain Dowie opted to send him back to parent club El Zamalek.
Two home games this week, starting with Villa tonight, offer the Tigers a chance to escape the relegation zone
West Ham manager's days appear numbered as owner fumes at 'pathetic' displays
Owners say keeping manager until end of season is best option to protect Premier League survival chances
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes his side have the stomach to take the battle for the Barclays Premier League crown right to the wire.
New manager can build momentum for relegation battle with win at Portsmouth
Club seek quick fix after Brown sacked but Venables and Curbishley not interested
Paul Hart has been named the new manager of QPR.
Liverpool manager turns to mime to show anger with referee after his side lose 2-1
Alan Shearer is expected to discover today if he is to become the permanent manager of Newcastle United.
Dowie stresses striker's enduring qualities in aiding Newcastle's relegation fight
As the Newcastle hero takes charge, Michael Walker reports on why he might just achieve the impossible
At the peak of his ruthless rise as a sports shirt salesman sweeping past his first billion-pound milestone, Mike Ashley was said to be in the habit of parking his tanks on the lawns of anyone who might be considering standing in his way. For the sake of his shot-through credibility as a serious presence in football, however, he should perhaps now be checking what is left of his armoury.
Alan Shearer flexed his muscles for the first time as interim manager of Newcastle United last night and Dennis Wise was the immediate casualty.