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Tigers warn Black Cats off Brown

Paul Duffen
Paul Duffen expects to keep Phil Brown at Hull City

Hull City said they would reject any approach from Sunderland for their manager Phil Brown.

Brown, who supported Sunderland as a boy, has indicated he would not want the job after Roy Keane walked-out on the Black Cats on Thursday.

City chairman Paul Duffen told BBC Look North: "The guy's under contract and not available, end of conversation.

"Phil has a big opportunity now that is more than just being a commodity to be bought or sold or bid for."

Duffen added: "It's great that everybody understands what a great job Phil is doing.

"The guy is exceptional. He's a very special manager and he's at the beginning of doing something that to him is a very special journey.

"He will be keen to finish the task in hand which I know he absolutely believes is work in progress.

"I think he will be the Hull City manager for some time to come."

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21 Nov 08 |  Reading
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30 Aug 08 |  Match of the Day

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