No 'Sand Dancer' For Toon! The Leazes Saw To That!

Last updated : 01 October 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Brown said on BBC TV's 'Look North' that he followed BOTH Newcastle and Sunderland when he was a kid ... going to Roker one week, St James' Park the next.

But he took a good hiding in the Leazes at a Tyne/Wear derby when the Geordies took him for a Mackem, and he switched "full time" to Sunderland.

Phil Brown: "It is flattering to be linked with big clubs as it shows you must be doing well, but I am an honourable and loyal guy.

"I'm very proud to have been given the contract I've got at Hull and the way I see it, I've got a massive job to do here.

"My future is most definitely with Hull."

Hull chairman Paul Duffen: "The challenge for Phil is to be patient.

"He's very capable of managing a successful Premier League side and quite possibly capable of managing a big club at this level."