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Last Updated: Monday, 4 December 2006, 12:56 GMT
Hull part company with Parkinson
Phil Parkinson has parted company from Hull
Parkinson arrived at the KC stadium with a glowing reputation
Hull City have parted company with boss Phil Parkinson after less than six months in charge at the KC Stadium.

Parkinson was appointed following Peter Taylor's defection to Crystal Palace in the summer.

Despite having spent more than 2m on players, Hull are currently one place off the bottom of the Championship.

Hull chairman Adam Pearson confirmed first team coach Phil Brown and assistant manager Colin Murphy will take over first-team affairs.

Pearson said in a statement on Hull's website on Monday: "It is with regret that on behalf of Hull City, I wish to announce the departure of manager Phil Parkinson, a course of action myself and Phil reluctantly confirmed this morning.

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"Unfortunately, results have not gone the way either Phil or the club would wish."

Having guided Colchester to promotion, Parkinson arrived at Hull with a glowing reputation as one of the game's brightest young managers.

Parkinson's achievements at Layer Road in guiding Colchester into the Championship persuaded Pearson to fork out 400,000 compensation to the Essex club for his services.

Hull suffered a 5-1 humiliation on Parkinson's return to Layer Road, a result described as "totally unacceptable" by Pearson.

That defeat was followed by a weekend 4-2 home defeat against Southampton.



SEE ALSO
Hull 2-4 Southampton
02 Dec 06 |  Championship
Colchester 5-1 Hull
29 Nov 06 |  Championship
Parkinson confirmed as Hull boss
29 Jun 06 |  Hull City


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