Tigers sack Barmby
Hull have sacked manager Nick Barmby, accusing him of "casting public doubt on the integrity" of the club's board.
The 38-year-old, who has only been in the job for six months after taking over from Nigel Pearson in November, was widely reported to have been suspended last week in the wake of an interview he gave questioning the lack of money made available to him in the January transfer window. Hull's owners Assem and Ehab Allam took exception to the comments and have confirmed Barmby's dismissal, claiming the former England international has misled fans with his comments. "Following recent speculation in the media Hull City can now confirm that following a brief period of suspension Nick Barmby has been dismissed from his role as first-team manager with immediate effect," a statement read. "The reason for the dismissal relates to certain comments made by Nick in recent interviews. "The comments concerned were wholly misleading and implied that the board had not made funds available to Nick to strengthen the first-team squad during the January transfer window."