Pearson talks up Dowie role

Hull City chairman Adam Pearson is confident that he has found the right man in Iain Dowie for the job of saving the Tigers from relegation from the Premier League.

Dowie has taken charge of City until the end of the season, with Hull having just nine games left to try and engineer a move away from the drop zone.

Pearson told Sky Sports:"We've got a very honest manager who is going to give us some good discipline and integrity.

"He's going to work very hard. He's got a small package of games, nine games, but five or six in there we feel are eminently winnable.

"He's somebody who'll really embrace the challenge and get straight in there. He'll make a big impact on the squad.

"That is the plan. Everything at this stage in the season has a gamble about it, but we're optimistic his presence and with his impact we'll have a change of fortune.

"Sometimes it is not possible to make popular decisions. Sometimes those hopes of the supporters are slightly unrealistic.

"We've a manager here who understands about survival battles, who understands the Premier League and has good relationships with players and works hard.

"We've picked a specific man for a specific job."

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