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.

EVANS GETS HULL BACK ON TRACK

Corry Evans scored his first goal of the season for Hull City, which enabled the Tigers to get their season back on track. Hull City's form has been questioned at the start of the season, but they seem to be coming back to form at just the right stage ahead of the Christmas fixture list.

Hull City have now won four matches out of their last six, and the latest victory over Coventry has had a dramatic effect on the league table. Hull City are now up to fifth position in the table, with only a few points separating them from West Ham in the automatic promotion places.

It has been really a tight season in the championship, with not a lot separating the top teams from the bottom ones. This can be evidently seen in the difference in the number of points between the leaders Southampton and Leeds in the final play-off position. Only eight points separate the two teams, with six teams in between them. Hull City are also in the mix and the latest victory over Coventry City provides them with a much-needed points to keep up their challenge for the promotion this season. Hull City's financial problems following relegation from the Premier League are well-documented, but the promotion back to Premier League will provide them with the much-needed support financially.

"Nick is doing a great job at the minute and long may it continue. I hope Nick gets the job. He's attack-minded whereas Nigel was more defensive. It means we might be quite open sometimes at the back but that's how he wants us to play," former Manchester United trainee Corry Evans said after the impressive victory. Corry Evans scored the only goal of the game with a powerful shot from within the box.

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