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Phelan to make Hull decision this week

Mike Phelan has revealed that he will be making a decision regarding his future within this week.

Despite a summer of turmoil, Hull City have managed to make an encouraging start to the current Premier League campaign and a lot of credit certainly has to go to caretaker manager Phelan for steadying the ship at the KCOM Stadium following Steve Bruce's abrupt resignation.

As a result of his fine job, Phelan is expected to be appointed as manager of Hull on a permanent basis and now the former Manchester United assistant has gone on to confirm that he will make a decision regarding the prospective deal sometime this week.

"I've got to have a good look at that and come in on Monday and hopefully sit down with (vice-chairman) Ehab (Allam) and discuss it a little bit further as to how we are going to approach the next stage," said Phelan who was offered the job on a permanent basis prior to Saturday's 4-1 loss to Arsenal.

"I've never really been in a position of negotiation. Whether they are hard or soft, I think it's just a case of I want to be involved. I want to try and pass on my experience and put some input into this football club to take it further forwards with a great group of players.

"They've made it pretty clear that they want me to be in charge of them, so once we've sorted the little details of who's taking this club forwards and all those little things like that, then we'll make the decision."

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