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Former Tigers boss finally leaves KC Stadium…

Former Hull City manager Phil Brown has officially left the KC Stadium after agreeing a compensation package with the club.

The 51-year-old was placed on gardening leave in March following four successive defeats in the Premier League, and was replaced by Iain Dowie on an interim basis.

With Brown still involved at the club there had been speculation that he could return as manager as they look to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

However, a compensation package has now been agreed and Hull have confirmed that Brown has left the club.

A club statement read: “We thank Phil for his significant contribution during his time as manager and we wish him well for the future. The club greatly appreciates Phil's co-operation, patience and understanding throughout the conciliation process.

“In addition, the club would also like to thank the LMA for their constructive involvement throughout and we are pleased that we have been able to resolve all outstanding issues.”

Brown led Hull to the Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Bristol City 1-0 in the 2008 Championship play-off final.

A promising start to the season followed, including a famous 2-1 win away to Arsenal, but after a poor end to the season, the Tigers only just survived on the last day of the season.

Brown then failed to build on his good start in the Premier League and left Hull in the relegation zone before Iain Dowie took charge of the final eight games of the season.

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