He said: "I've been very lucky. There's been lots for me to contemplate. I think we need to be open and honest - I wasn't interviewed for the Hull job.
"I received a text from Adam Pearson at Hull, who I know, and he was very polite and professional in his approach.
"He didn't ask to speak to me but he asked how far down the road I was with Pompey. We spoke later and it was to say that I was already committed to Pompey.
"No matter what was going to happen - even if my wages were to double at Hull - I said I was committed to Pompey."