Sport Steve Bruce celebrates Hull City’s Premier Legaue return

Five minutes is all it took for realism to reign at the KC Stadium. Steve Bruce had been talking about one of the strangest days in Championship history with pride and gusto before his attitude changed – and a new focus on the task in hand came to the fore.

Pearson plans clear-out at Hull

New chairman's first task is to trim wage bill with Mendy, Boateng and Cousin set to go

Hull confirm return of Pearson

Hull have confirmed the appointment of Adam Pearson as the club's new executive chairman.

Brown gains week's reprieve after shifting blame

Burnley 2 Hull City 0

Alexander pushes Brown closer to edge

Burnley 2 Hull City 0: Hull manager sees his perilous position worsen after Geovanni is sent off within minutes of being denied equaliser

The Premier League weekend preview

The big clash of the weekend sees Harry Redknapp take his Tottenham side to the Emirate's stadium to face Arsenal.

Sam Wallace: Now the end is near for gaffe-prone Tigers gaffer

He may do a convincing turn as Hull's own David Brent but Phil Brown has the talent to stage a return – if he learns from his mistakes

Brown given one match to avoid the sack at Hull

Manager told he will be sacked next week barring dramatic improvement against Burnley

Brown backs Hull to avoid drop

Manager Phil Brown is desperate to turn Hull's fortunes around on the pitch - and hopes the club's new chairman can do the same in the boardroom.

Business as usual for Brown

Manager Phil Brown arrived to take training with Hull this morning as speculation continued to surround his future at the club.

Chairman Duffen quits Hull

Paul Duffen admits the pressure resulting from Hull's poor results this season led him to resign as the club's chairman.

Brown vows to cling on as power base shifts at Hull

Manager insists his job is safe but imminent return of ex-chairman Pearson adds to growing pressure

Hull deny Brown sacking reports

Hull have denied reports Phil Brown has been sacked as their manager.

Windass says Brown should leave Hull

Dean Windass has called for Phil Brown to "get moved on" amid the mounting speculation over the Hull manager's future at the KC Stadium

Bullard can revive Hull, says Brown

Long-awaited return from injury lifts strugglers despite latest defeat at Fulham

Brown tips Bullard to lift Hull

Hull boss Phil Brown hopes Jimmy Bullard will take centre stage after he made his long-awaited return in last night's 2-0 defeat by Fulham.

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