Parky leaves Hull

FORMER Colchester United manager Phil Parkinson today parted company with Hull City - less than six months after he took over at the Championship club.

FORMER Colchester United manager Phil Parkinson today parted company with Hull City - less than six months after he took over at the Championship club.

Parkinson, who was linked with the managerial vacancy at Ipswich Town after Joe Royle's departure, arrived at the KC Stadium with a reputation as one of the game's brightest young managers. He took over from Peter Taylor, who left in the summer to manage Crystal Palace.

Hull paid £400,000 in compensation to Colchester to secure his services after Parkinson guided Colchester to promotion to the second tier for the first time in the club's history last season.

However, despite being handed more than £2million to spend on new players, Parkinson failed to find any kind of consistency from his side, who are second from bottom of the Championship.


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Hull suffered a humiliating 5-1 defeat at Layer Road against his former club last Tuesday, and this was followed by a weekend 4-2 home defeat against Southampton.

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