DAVIES WANTS PHELAN TO CONTINUE
Curtis Davies has supported Mike Phelan to become the club’s manager on a permanent basis and stressed the importance of stability at the club.
Despite having just 13 fit senior players in his squad at the when the season began, caretaker Hull City manager Phelan has led the Tigers to two wins out of three Premier League matches and one winning in the England Football League Cup.
The Tigers energized their team with six new players before the transfer window closed, but Phelan’s stay at the club remains dangling with prospective new owners yet to decide on a permanent replacement for Steve Bruce who left the club in pre-season.
When Davies was asked maybe he would want Phelan becoming the club’s manager on a on a full-time deal, he told Sky Sports News: “100 per cent, because he has been relaxed with us, the way we have played we have tried to be positive, we have tried to go into games to try and win.
“I suppose his continuation has been a big thing. He obviously takes the training, he has been our first team coach for a year-and-a-half now and the fact that he has continued with that, he has kept his style going and also he has brought a calm mentality to us.”
The 31-year old performances in August earned him a nomination for the Premier League Player of the Month award, and he emphasized on a busy pre-season as the reason for his sharpness.
The Englishman thinks the fact that he played in all the pre-season games makes him more agile and vibrant at his job, he explained if there was a replacement, he would not have appeared in seven pre-season matches.
“That helped me hit the ground running this season and my form has been OK.” He added.