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Liam Rosenior: Hull City sack head coach after missing play-offs

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BBC Radio Humberside sports editor Mike White:

It’s caught a lot of people out, me included – the timing of this just seems a really odd decision.

When Liam Rosenior came in Hull were just outside the relegation places. He improved them defensively, then they rebuilt in the summer and this season City were in a great position at one point to be in the play-offs.

I remember asking the owner at the first game of the season at Norwich, what was the minimum expectation? And the answer was ‘top 10’.

They may say when they got to January they went to great lengths to strengthen a squad that was believed to be good enough to make the play-offs. They didn’t – but they (only) didn’t on the last day of the season and that’s where a lot of the questions will come.

The board may feel they’ve got a plan and Liam Rosenior had to be moved on for them to develop this plan further.

Everything they’ve done has been positive and fans have felt they’ve got their club back again, but this will be one that’s going to test that relationship for the first time between the ownership and the fanbase.

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