Coyle backs Hull boss Brown

Burnley manager Owen Coyle has voiced his support for under-fire Hull City counterpart Phil Brown.

Brown's position is in serious doubt, especially following a 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor at the weekend, but Coyle was defended his friend.

He said:"He's done a terrific job at Hull and because he's raised the bar of expectation, we know the nature of the beast.

"All of a sudden people don't look and analyse where you've come from, they just want to know why you're not winning games week on week.

"We've got that ourselves here, with probably the lowest budget in the league's known, but I know if you don't win games you're going to come in for criticism.

"Hull have never been at the heights they've experienced with him in charge. He's brought that club on, he's galvanised them. I think that's lost on people.

"I would suggest Phil Brown's a better manager now than he was when he took Hull into the Premier League, so why is there need for change? And who says change is always a good thing?

"I think that club needs stability and I think Phil Brown's the right man for it.

"They're not down and out, they're right in the mix with everyone else."

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