Curtis Davies says that he would completely be behind the appointment of Mike Phelan as the permanent manager of Hull City. The former Manchester United assistant manager has been in charge of the club during a difficult time. Owner Assem Allam has made his intentions to sell the club very clear and he has not been interested in the day-to-day running of the club.
Despite having just secured promotion to the Premier league, the club made no signings and this resulted in the departure of manager Steve Bruce just a few weeks before the start of the campaign.
Hull were overwhelming favourites to get relegated in record-breaking fashion since they had one of the smallest squads in the division, but which was of inferior quality compared to the rest of the Premier League. Against all the odds, though, the club has suffered only one defeat in the opening four games. After starting the campaign with an unlikely victory against champions Leicester City, the team went on to repeat the feat with a narrow win over Swansea. Phelan has all the experience of learning the trade from one of the best in the business, Sir Alex Ferguson. He seems to be playing this with full force at the KC stadium.
“I think the continuation [of Phelan] has been a big thing. He obviously takes the training, he has been our first team coach for a year-and-a-half now and the fact that he has continued with that, he has kept his style going and also he has brought a relaxed mentality to us. I think early on in this we didn’t know whether he was going to get the job or not, whether he was going to be here for a couple of days, a week – it is looking more likely that he is going to take the job,” said Davis.