Brown gets Hull job

Last updated : 04 January 2007 By Tony Scholes
Both of those away games we lost over the Christmas period were against struggling clubs who had sacked their managers and placed a caretaker in charge. Both have since confirmed those caretaker managers as the new permanent boss.

The coincidence doesn't end there, having beaten Burnley both sides then played Sheffield Wednesday in their next games, although it is fair to say Brown and Hull had much more success.

As Burnley went down to Hull, Barnsley were being soundly beaten by Wednesday at Oakwell. But it didn't put them off at Barnsley and the board immediately confirmed that Davey was their new manager.

For Hull it was a different story, two days after the Burnley win they went to Hillsborough and provided the shock of the day with a 2-1 victory against Brian Laws' in form team.

This morning the Hull chairman Adam Pearson has confirmed that Brown will continue as manager to the end of the season with a target of ensuring they remain in the Championship, and that the manager's situation will now be reviewed at the end of the season.