Steve Bruce has left his role at Hull City by mutual consent.
Bruce was recently in news when he was interviewed by the Football Association for the national team’s manager’s job which was filled by Sunderland’s Sam Allardyce on Friday, as confirmed by FA.
His departure from Hull City was confirmed by the club on Friday night, in just three weeks in to go for the Premier League.
“Following four incredible seasons with the Tigers including two promotions and our first ever FA Cup final, we can confirm that manager Steve Bruce has left the Club by mutual consent,” a club statement read.
Assistant Mike Phelan has been placed in caretaker charge for Hull City, until the club management comes to a decision whether to make him permanent or not. Phelan will oversee Hull City’s pre-season preparations.
Hull’s owners, who recently concluded negative, the discussions to sell the club in a bid to avoid uncertainty ahead of the new season, are now on the lookout to fill the position of manager, after the most successful manager in the club’s history quit. Bruce had expressed concerned about the lack of investment in new players this summer.
Hull City had reached the 2014 FA Cup final under Bruce’s leadership and qualitative guidance. He also rocked the Premier League for the 2016-17 season, thanks to their 1-0 victory over Sheffield in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final.
“Steve wishes the club and the owners all the very best for the forthcoming Premier League season. Steve also wishes to place on record his thanks to the club’s supporters for their unwavering support and also to all the players and staff who have worked with him during his time at the KCOM Stadium.