Hull boss Brown refused to taunt Derby

Hull City boss Phil Brown refused to gloat as he passed Derby County on the way into the Premiership on Saturday.

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"It was not a nice feeling to be on the end of a sacking after 27 years unbroken service in the game," he admitted. "It was a dark time for me, but hopefully I have put that one to bed.

"At the time I played a bit of golf, went racing, tried to relax and then concentrated on a plan to get back in the game.

"Eventually I got the phone call that mattered. I realise what is at stake, I realise that my opportunity is here and now and I'm ready for it.

"I may have put my head on the block by getting into the Premier League, but I prefer it that way. It is about brave decisions, brave men and brave people around that man. Hopefully we will have all that next season."

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