Another managerial casualty in the Premier League: Phil Brown, brown by appearance as well as name, has been “put on gardening leave” by Hull City, which means he’s been sacked. The chances of the club being sent through the relegation trapdoor come the end of the season have therefore increased.
The decision to relieve Brown of his duties was made by the club’s board, headed by chairman Adam Pearson. That’s the same Adam Pearson who was chairman at Derby County in late 2007, when that club sacked manager Billy Davies, who had previously got them promoted to the Premiership.
Derby then went on to be relegated before the end of the following March. Pearson has since re-appeared at Hull City – late last year – and has already engaged in the ancient and singularly pointless sport of “sack the manager”. One can hardly blame any bookies deciding to pay out right now on the club going down.