Angry Barmby to appeal sacking
Nick Barmby has declared his intention to appeal against his sacking by Hull and has hit out at the club for making public their reasons for his dismissal.
The 38-year has been dismissed by owners Assem and Ehab Allam after less than six months in charge of the Tigers, as they took exception to comments he made questioning the lack of money made available to him in January.
In a statement issued via the League Managers' Association, Barmby said: "I am obviously hugely disappointed to have been dismissed. I maintain that my sacking was entirely without justification. In everything I have done for the club I have always acted in the best interests of Hull City.
"I was told that I had seven days within which to submit an appeal against my dismissal, and yet the club has now made an official statement, on behalf of the board, stating publicly the alleged reasons for my dismissal and indicating that the search for a new manager will begin immediately.
"I nevertheless intend to appeal. As the matter is subject to an appeal and, if necessary, legal proceedings, it would not be appropriate for me to make any further comment at this stage, despite the fact that the club has seen fit to go public with its version of events."
He added: "I would like to pay tribute to the supporters, players and staff of Hull City Football Club for the huge support they have given me throughout my time at the club, and if my appeal should not be successful I would like to wish the club all the best for the future."