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ABBOTT LINKED TO HULL

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott has said that he is extremely flattered to be linked with a club like Hull City. Hull City has been linked with a move for the manager, who has guided Carlisle United to the eighth position in the League One.

It is the same position achieved by Hull City in the Championship, but Greg Abbott has revealed that he does not want to become the next manager at the KC stadium. The club recently sacked manager Nick Barmby, who took over the role permanently from Nigel Pearson only six months back, due to the bad comments made about the club's financial position.

A number of managers have been linked with the position, but most of them have turned down the opportunity to do so. Greg Abbott has become the latest manager to join the list. Greg Abbott would be a good selection as far as the fans are concerned due to the fact that he played and captained the club for a four-year period. It is thought that the 48-year-old would be interested in a new challenge having spent four seasons at Carlisle United. However, he has turned down the opportunity to join Hull City stating that they are not the kind of club he would like to join right now.

“It’s more flattering than being talked about as the next one to get the sack, let’s put it that way. I’d rather be talking to you about a move upwards than downwards. People only speculate about people at our club if they’re doing all right, that’s players, staff, everybody. You tend to take it just as what it is – you’re employed by a football club and work your hardest, from the chairman down. We’re just getting ready to prepare the squad for another assault on the division in what will be another tough year,” said Greg Abbott.